Friday, July 20, 2007
Naomi Cleaver advises a family who subdivided their house to help with the mortgage
Interesting that the headline in the print version is a rather more subdued "the new victorians" anh the article is trailed on the front page of the "Bricks and Martar" section as "beat the rate rise". THE DILEMMA: Sharon and Garie Whincrop recently bought an impressive semidetached, seven-bedroom Victorian house in Lincolnshire that they share with their their son Harley, 16, elder daughter Monet, 14, and younger daughter Indy, 8. They had been looking for a house of this size for five years. A hefty mortgage later, they are now the delighted kings of their Gothic “castle”, albeit one in need of a lot of remedial work and the tailoring of its Victorian layout to modern family life.