August 16, 2013 7:46 pm

Before and after: the restoration addicts

Four projects that show the incredible results achieved by property restorers who follow their dreams, despite the risks

Property restoration comes with many pitfalls, from spiralling costs and building hiccups to obscure local planning rules. However, there is a breed of restorer who is prepared to take on these risks, inspired by the prospect of returning an old ruin to its former glory, rather than making a quick profit. Here are four schemes where the restorers achieved their dreams, leaving them hungry for their next challenge.

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