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Neglected 100-Year-Old Basement Transformed Into A Gorgeous Apartment

Some people are naturally good at home renovations. I guess that's why they do it. I, for one, am not that handy. So I can definitely appreciate the amazing work of other people.

Especially when they're able to turn a run-down place into something spectacular. That's exactly what happened in this case. You have to see this transformation to believe it.

Jamie Barrow is Britain’s fastest snowboarder with a Guinness World Record.

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But, he's also known for some stunning renovation projects he has taken on. At the age of 28-years-old, he's already successfully renovated six properties. Wow, that's impressive!

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His latest project is nothing short of amazing. This time he embarked on transforming a dingy basement into a liveable space.

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He already owned property at a historic Georgian townhouse and he recently purchased one of its basements to work on.

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If you can believe it this project actually took him years to complete from start to finish.

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As with any project of this size, there are always unforeseen hurdles to overcome. I can only imagine how hard it must've been.

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He made sure that every material that was used to restore the property was keeping in with nature as much as possible.

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And he wanted to ensure it matched how it was done originally when the property was built.

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Originally the basement was a communal area. But as it has fallen into the state of disarray it was no longer in use.

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Jamie wanted to bring it back to its previous glory. He wasn't put off by the property, despite the fact that it looked pretty scary.

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He had a vision of how he wanted to transform it.

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And was able to look past its current state in order to see the potential of the property. He knew that with hard work he could make it look beautiful.

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It took him about three and a half years of hard work.

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Including plenty of headaches and an investment of $137,000. But now this gorgeous two-bedroom apartment is valued at about $592,000. Whoa! I gotta say, not too shabby.

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This basement had been untouched for about 100 years.

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It was very important for Jamie to keep its history. Now people would be able to enjoy it for another 100 years. I think that's truly wonderful indeed.

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What do you think of this property transformation? Are you as impressed as me?

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It turns out that when certain people have a vision, a plan, and funds, pretty much anything is possible. But you gotta believe it to see it through.

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