Our clients were recommended to us by the clients from our Oxford Gardensproject. They had bought a Victorian house that had been unsympathetically adjusted over the years, but which had much potential and character.
The principal rooms had incredible cornices which were thick with paint. These were carefully stripped back to the original plaster and restored. Once the restoration was complete, the clients and ourselves liked the appearance so much that we decided to retain the raw plaster. Windows and skirtings were also stripped back to their original Victorian pine, which in turn inspired the use of reclaimed pitch pine for the new timber floors.
While the core of this project was restoration, we also remodeled areas of the house to better suit our clients’ lifestyle and requirements. The locations of the previous kitchen and dining room were swapped around and new openings and adjustments were made to allow a better use of space.
The restoration of the house was completed with contemporary interiors to the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. We carefully considered the contemporary elements, so they complemented the original house, rather than fighting against its character.
Interior designer Peter Mikic, worked on the soft furnishings and decorations of this property.