UK man renovates dingy underground dungeon into incredible, chic apartment

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The restoration has to be seen to be believed. Photo credit: Jamie Barlow/Facebook.

If you're a fan of shows like The Block and Renovation Man, you're going to want to check this incredible makeover out. 

UK property developer Jamie Barrow has shared several amazing 'before and after' shots of a previously creepy dungeon in Bath, which he spent three years fixing up. The now chic, light and bright apartment is almost unrecognisable.

Barrow, also a champion snowboarder, wrote on Facebook he had "a huge sense of pride" after turning the derelict property into something seriously Instagrammable. 

"Not only am I happy with the final results but I have a huge sense of pride [having] restored a piece of history which would have been left to rot away even more if I had not done something about it," Barrow captioned the images. 

"Being a property developer in a historic city like Bath I believe there is a social responsibility not just to make these developments on the outskirts of the city, but also to restore these amazing historical buildings for others to enjoy for years to come."

Barrow kept much of the original features in the new apartment, including the old brickwork and fireplace - just without the grime and dust. 

The house is almost unrecognisable.
The house is almost unrecognisable. Photo credit: Jamie Barlow/Facebook.

He explained in the post that every material used in the property was chosen in keeping with the property's origins. 

"From the lime plaster, all the way to tracking the original bath stone flooring to a mine in Bath, and actually getting the same stone from the same mine made into flooring for the lower floor which had been replaced at some point in its past," he revealed. 

"This has been a project I have been working on for the past few years and I have learned so much from it. It doesn’t stop here, I have many more big things planned and can’t wait to get started on my next project."