The pool patio, with varying levels, had deteriorated decking on one side. We had to level the patio and re-render the pool, but it couldn’t be emptied entirely because the waterlogged ground’s pressure would damage it. Instead, we rendered it with one meter of water still inside, briefly drained it for the final meter of rendering, and then allowed it to dry for two hours before refilling to prevent ground water intrusion.
Inside the home, almost all downstairs rooms were moved or merged. The staircase was relocated to comply with regulations, and numerous alterations were made to windows, doorways, chimneys, and hidden nooks. Bespoke joinery was essential due to the house’s unconventional shape, and even the ceiling was removed to reveal original beams in the upstairs landing. Every aspect of this house underwent transformation.
We added a stunning pavilion with a sedum roof, complete with an outdoor kitchen.
Becky reflects, “At one point, I wondered if I had bitten off more than I could chew. It seemed that at every turn, we encountered a new challenge. But I assembled the right team for the job, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. There was nothing ordinary about this project; it was the challenge of a lifetime.”
Only after overcoming these obstacles could we begin to implement the interior design scheme we had envisioned. The client sought a classical, elegant, and timeless space infused with their own personality, influenced by their love for comics and science fiction. We incorporated these passions into the interior, from a Batman-themed WC/plant room to a Terminator-inspired pinball machine, which guided the study’s colour palette. Nautical touches, such as a bed frame in one of the bedrooms, were introduced to create a coastal atmosphere. To infuse water elements, we used hand-blown glass for wall lights and chandeliers.
The result is a stunning transformation—a historic residence now meticulously restored and exquisitely designed, truly becoming a luxurious and timeless haven for our clients.