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My house has often been referred to as 'Amytiville', since the sun rarely shines in the back garden.

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Benjamin Dyer English Assignment Two Describing My House 1/5/02 My house has often been referred to as 'Amytiville', since the sun rarely shines in the back garden. However the enclosed front garden is a perfect spot for sunbathing as there are no houses on the opposite side of the road, only a marvelous view of Barry Docks. It is an old Victorian three-storey house and stands between two others just like it. They are bigger than the other houses along that road because (rumour has it) they belonged to some Victorian ship-owners or perhaps Admirals. It is much bigger inside than it appears because many of the rooms have now been knocked through: downstairs the two front rooms were converted into a large living room and the back room was knocked through to make the kitchen bigger. ...read more.

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Towards the back of the room, some large French windows open into the kitchen. The kitchen is bigger than most (it used to be a living room and a kitchen but has since been converted into a large kitchen). It is a very aesthetically pleasing room, the near side of it almost empty, except for a dresser and a game of solitaire sitting on the nearest windowsill. The cooking area is has a farmhouse feel to it and have many cupboards and shelves, which are stacked with cooking equipment and recipe books. The kitchen leads to the small back garden, which is surrounded by high walls. The small lean-to houses the washing and drying machines and the large brown shed contain paint pots and some sport equipment. ...read more.

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On the opposite landing is the master bedroom and another smaller room, of similar size to the back bedroom. The master bedroom is very big, with three large windows, not to mention a lovely view of the dock. The smaller room next to this is my bedroom and has one large window, over-looking the back garden. The last room on the third floor is very large. It used to be two rooms and some landing space but it has been all knocked through, renovated and decorated. We imagine that this might have been the servants' sleeping quarters once. Although the rooms (before they were knocked through) are similar sizes to the master bedroom and my room which they are directly below, the windows are much smaller and the ceiling is sloping, giving rise to our theory. Overall, the house is a very impressive example of Victorian architecture. ...read more.

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