Footballers’ wives are often known for their ostentatious style
but one WAG has given a property a sophisticated makeover – and
shared the results in dramatic before and after photos.

Dawn Ward, who is a property developer and interior designer
married to ex-footballer Ashley Ward, has given a shabby home
in Knightsbridge, London, the Midas touch.

As the before and after photos, which were shared exclusively
with MailOnline, attest, the Brompton Square home has undergone
an incredible transformation. While Dawn can’t disclose the
current owner due to client confidentiality, she revealed that
her makeover now means the house is worth £17m as it goes on
the market.

Dawn and her husband Ashley, who set up Arista Design, have
totally overhauled the abandoned home in one of London’s most
expensive areas by adding modern touches such as an in-house
lift, a decked garden, modern gym and some very lavish
furnishings, including Jo Malone shower gels and fine wines.

Dawn Ward, who is a property developer and interior designer, renovated the London property. She has shared the before and after photos, pictured, with MailOnline to show the stark contrast. She has put the property on the market for £17m

Dawn Ward, who is a property developer and interior designer,
renovated the London property. She has shared the before
and after photos, pictured, with MailOnline to show the stark
contrast. She has put the property on the market for £17m

As the before photos attest, Dawn had a lot of work on her hands when it came to transforming this into a £17m property

As the before photos attest, Dawn had a lot of work on her
hands when it came to transforming this into a £17m property

As the before, left, and after, right, photos attest, Dawn and her husband Ashley totally revamped the home. The house was abandoned and needed some serious TLC

The house was abandoned and needed some serious TLC

As the before, left, and after, right, photos prove, Dawn and
her husband Ashley totally revamped the home. The house,
which was located in one of London’s most sought-after areas,
needed some serious TLC

Despite finding fame as a reality TV star on ITVBe’s Real
Housewives of Cheshire, Dawn has worked on decorating
properties such as the Ralph and Russo store, Harrods and
the most expensive house in London. 

Her latest project has seen her totally renovate the Grade 2
listed property and turn it into a lavish and modern home over
the two-year period. 

Dawn and husband Ashley, who work together, knocked out walls
to make the property more open plan and added swanky
furnishings like pool tables, lavish chandeliers, crystal
drinks cabinets, and some pricey artwork.

Speaking to MailOnline, she explained: ‘My company was
commissioned by a private client who wanted to invest in a
Central London property. Our brief was to find a property in a
prime location, which offered scope for development
opportunities, which in-turn would increase the valuation of
the property and therefore return a profit for the client.’

The team excavated and constructed a basement under the
existing garden and also added a rear extension to maximise the
square footage of the property, whilst creating a luxurious
family home.

Left photo shows the kitchen before Dawn transformed it. The tiles and wallpaper were seriously retro and there was no garden area 

Dawn is pictured, right, with husband Ashley and daughters Darby and Taylor

Left photo shows the kitchen before Dawn transformed it. The
tiles and wallpaper were seriously retro and there was no
garden area. Dawn is pictured, right, with husband Ashley and
daughters Darby and Taylor

The house's furnishing were seriously retro with bizarre red wallpaper and shabby staircases

The house’s furnishing were seriously retro with bizarre red
wallpaper and shabby staircases

As Dawn explained: 'We offer a bespoke service to each and every client. Due to our extensive portfolio of work we find most of our business is generated from repeat business or referrals from existing clients'

As Dawn explained: ‘We offer a bespoke service to each and
every client. Due to our extensive portfolio of work we find
most of our business is generated from repeat business or
referrals from existing clients’

The couple ripped everything out and replaced it with interiors worthy of a footballer's home that's now worth millions

The couple ripped everything out and replaced it with
interiors worthy of a footballer’s home that’s now worth
millions

Dawn explained: 'Our brief was to find a property in a prime location, which offered scope for development opportunities, which in-turn would increase the valuation of the property and therefore return a profit for the client'

Dawn explained: ‘Our brief was to find a property in a prime
location, which offered scope for development opportunities,
which in-turn would increase the valuation of the property
and therefore return a profit for the client’

As the before and after photos attest, the Brompton Square home has undergone an incredible transformation

Despite finding fame on ITVBe's Real Housewives of Cheshire, Dawn has worked on transforming properties such as the Ralph and Russo store, Harrods and the most expensive house in London

As the before and after photos attest, the Brompton Square
home has undergone an incredible transformation

Dawn explained that she completely refurbished the Georgian property, explaining: 'We excavated and constructed a basement under the existing garden and also added a rear extension to maximise the square footage of the property whilst creating a luxurious family home'

Dawn explained that she completely refurbished the Georgian
property, explaining: ‘We excavated and constructed a
basement under the existing garden and also added a rear
extension to maximise the square footage of the property
whilst creating a luxurious family home’

Dawn explained that the property is due to go on the market from £17million. It's complete turn key, and will come fully furnished, the only thing you need to do is hang your clothes in the wardrobes

Dawn explained that the property is due to go on the market
from £17million. It’s complete turn key, and will come fully
furnished, the only thing you need to do is hang your clothes
in the wardrobes

The house has everything already stocked, including Jo Malone Shower gels, champagne and fine wine

The house has everything already stocked, including Jo Malone
Shower gels, champagne and fine wine

The before photos show how dark the property was before Dawn worked on it. She added windows and let the light flood in, as well as grooming the garden and adding decking  

The before photos show how dark the property was before Dawn
worked on it. She added windows and let the light flood in,
as well as grooming the garden and adding decking  

There's also a cosy cinema room and a modern gym housed within the property's basement and striking views

There’s also a cosy cinema room and a modern gym housed
within the property’s basement and striking views

It's little surprise that Dawn, 43, knows about the finer things in life; she lives in a lavish and sprawling mansion with her husband Ashley and four daughters

It’s little surprise that Dawn, 43, knows about the finer
things in life; she lives in a lavish and sprawling mansion
with her husband Ashley and four daughters

'Kitchens and bathrooms are very important when adding value to a house,' she said. 'One of the things I always make sure, is that any kitchen / bathroom design always has plenty of storage. Storage is very important'

‘Kitchens and bathrooms are very important when adding value
to a house,’ she said. ‘One of the things I always make sure,
is that any kitchen / bathroom design always has plenty of
storage. Storage is very important’

The couple also created a charming garden and terrace at the
rear of the house and even added a lift to the property so that
the new owners can navigate the floors more easily. 

There’s also a cosy cinema room and a modern gym housed within
the property’s basement.

It’s little surprise that Dawn, 43, knows about the finer
things in life. She spends thousands of pounds on Champagne
every year, has a hair salon in her ten-bedroom mansion and has
become a multi-millionaire in her own right.

The mother-of-four lives in Warford Hall in Cheshire, which
sprawls over 12 acres, boasts six bedrooms, as well as a three
bedroom and two bedroom flat. 

The property is also kitted out with outdoor lounging areas so the owner can relax outside 

The property is also kitted out with outdoor lounging areas
so the owner can relax outside