As with any building project there are ups and downs, but we had an extra 'hurdle' as the house is a protected structure so we needed to work with the conservation department. It has been challenging but with a bit of flexibility (from our side) we are happy with the results so far and excited to be living in this beautiful house.
A big help has been our builders - Howard Building Contractors, they have been brilliant and always on hand to give good solid advise when another issue appeared.
Our house has been repainted pink as following advise from the Conservation department, we had to submit another Section 5 application if we wanted to change the colour. We submitted this but as this would take another 4 weeks, scaffolding was up and we needed to keep moving - pink it was to be, so now all cleaned up in beautiful Peony Prize it remains the Pink House (much to the boys dismay but they will get over it).
Here's a few pictures of progress to date.
|Pretty in Pink - just the door to be done.|
|Basement - Nordic Elements' new Studio|
|Newly restored windows and walls in Drawing Room (oldest part of the house)|
|Hall ceiling being fixed and painted - not for fainthearted!|
|Kitchen made and installed by Wabi-Sabi & designed by Morwenna Gerrard - soooo excited.|
|New coving and ceiling rose as there was none in this beautiful room.|
|En-Suite in master bedroom- glass screens by Wabi-Sabi based on my own design.|
|Basement stairs back again after a full reconfiguration of the basement which had previously been converted into a 2 bedroom apartment.|
|Guest Loo - getting there.|
|First fire in the new stove, marble surround all restored and beautiful - all done by Buckley's Fireplaces.|
|Boys room - total transformation.|
|Paving nearly complete - house lovely pink again.|
|Wall planters ready for some plants.|