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I bought ugliest house in one of UK’s most beautiful cities – now it is worth double | UK | News

I bought ugliest house in one of UK’s most beautiful cities – now it is worth double | UK | News

[ad_1] A couple spent £150k on what they called “the ugliest house on the street” in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. Now, after learning DIY from YouTube, it’s worth double. Lizzy Williams, 37, and her husband Phil, 40, bought the four-bedroom semi-detached house in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in June 2014. It was in a sorry state, having been empty for four years with holes in the ceiling, dead plants, and fungus in the downstairs loo. Over nine years, they renovated it themselves, saving an estimated £200k by learning how to do plumbing, electrics, build a swimming pool, and install a kitchen from YouTube videos. They did hire builders to add an extension at the back and fit a new roof. By September 2023, they had turned the once ugly house into their dream family home. Lizzy, who works in marketing, said: “Phil is very details focused – he absorbs information really well. We used a lot of online forums to help us – we would watch YouTube videos too. He would lean on …