George Clarke continues his journey around Britain in the search of historical gems and architecturally significant buildings that are crying out for some attention.
This week he heads to North Yorkshire to meet Matt Whittle and his father-in-law-to-be Mike Readfern who have clubbed and bought a huge water filtration plant that they intend to transform into two beautiful semi-detached family homes.
The two houses plan to share a large internal garden atrium that will fill each house with natural life even on those cold, wintery days.
Families working closely on dream homes will always have their troubling moments but as Matt and Mike will be sharing their dream garden, tensions are particularly high when the project drags on behind schedule, testing the family’s relationship.
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