The Renovation Game: Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

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What's for sale?

A four-bedroom detached house, suited to those hoping to put their stamp on an existing family home. It offers the prospect of rental income, as a self-contained granny flat is attached. The house has a drawing room, diner, kitchen, bathroom, en-suite shower and double garage. The secluded garden could be gorgeous, but is in need of work and pruning.

How much?

£1,625,000 (freehold)

What's needed?

From outside, this light pink house looks like the finished article. Inside, you'll see that it needs a lot of redecoration and new carpets, and a new bathroom and kitchen. Both residences need rewiring. The one-bed annexe has its own entrance, but access could be created from main house.

Profit potential

It's in a private estate opposite Coombe Golf Course, in an affluent part of Surrey with plenty of shops, restaurants and schools and with great transport links. You'd need to spend about £250,000, but it could then be worth £2,250,000.

Savills; 020-8971 8111