House of the Week: Amazing grace of a grand dame reborn
The gentle modernising of a rambling rectory in Bray has created a residence that's the stuff of dreams
There are few projects as tempting, as satisfying – and possibly as daunting – as the transformation of a fine property, built in a different age and so no longer entirely fit for purpose, into the ideal home for a 21st-century lifestyle.
This was the case when Cairness, a rambling rectory built in Bray in 1878 with fine views of the spire of Christchurch, came on the market in 2007.
The vendor had long been aware of...
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