Our Current Renovation
Our current renovation is the biggest and most exciting to date. Earlier this year we bought a 3-storey town house in the vibrant town of Pego, Spain. It's been empty for almost 50 years and needs a lot of work! We have big plans for this big house - I think it's going to be pretty special!
In 2008, Darren & I bought our first home, a 3-bedroom semi detached house in Midanbury, Southampton. Ferndene Way was the beautiful house which formed the backdrop for our wedding reception & the home that inspired a love of property renovations...
A year after finishing the renovations of our first home, we began to get bored. It wasn't long before we found Thorold Road, 3-bed semi in the next village. It was a repossession which needed a lot of work - and that was just to clear all the rubbish left behind!
Back to residential renovations, our 4th project was a 2-bedroom flat in Southampton. We joined forces with my step-dad Gary to buy this very run down property, which came with a thick layer of nicotine on all surfaces and every copy of the Daily Mail from 2009, neatly stacked in piles.
After selling Thorold Road, we struggled to find another house, and with a gap year planned, we plumped for Boston Court, a 1-bed flat which was in a pretty good state. We spent two weeks refreshing the flat before escaping to the continent for an amazing road trip around Europe.
MEET THE METCALFE'S
Together over 12 years, Victoria & Darren Metcalfe are two home renovation addicts from Southampton, UK.
Since buying our first home in 2008, we've now finished 5 renovations and are currently working on the biggest and most exciting project yet: a three storey town house in Spain. We now have our eyes open for a new home in the UK.
Our renovations are fuelled with copious amounts of coffee in the day and plenty of wine in the evenings. Sometimes, we get confused what time it is.
When not renovating, we love long, hectic holidays exploring the all the world has to offer. You can read about our travel adventures on Victoria's lifestyle blog: themetcalfememoir.co.uk