After closing the deal, Philip used OFX to transfer his funds internationally. Then, he started helping with the massive renovation to breathe new life into the house that had been ignored for so long. As a result, his father was able to start enjoying views of the ocean and the North Channel where, during WWII, he had patrolled and sailed with the Royal Navy.
Reflecting on what it’s like to live in this unique house, even if only during short visits from the U.S., Philip says he’s been able to find that human connection again through a simpler way of life.
“It has given me such pleasure to see my father reminiscing about his experiences during the 1940s. Living in the house brings back early memories for my father, as the absence of technology encourages conversation, reading, and a different pace.”