Bomb shelter with air raid 'tally' written on walls turned into stunning basement home

A composite image of a before and after of the air raid shelter with a insert of the writing on the wall
Before (left) and after (right) of the air raid shelter renovation with the writing found on the wall inset (Image credit: Berkeley Place)

A Second World War air raid shelter with a fascinating insight into history has been transformed into a modern day masterpiece — carefully incorporating the bomb shelter's original architectural features into the new design.

The Grade-II listed property, which is located in a residential street in the Clifton area of Bristol, was converted by residential renovation specialists Berkeley Place.

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