A family home for several generations and commanding an imposing position in the countryside near Winchester, this family manor house had fallen into disrepair as a result of remaining uninhabited for much of the start of the 21st century.
Babbage Construction were asked to help breathe new life into this wonderful property as the latest generation sought to re-occupy and re-vision a lifestyle for their home that would create a space for invited visitors to retreat, reflect and re-energise.
Works to achieve this included replacing and/or refurbishing windows, much roofing, brickwork and some landscaping for the outside of the property. A basement plant room was also created in the cellar for a bio-mass boiler to provide heating and hot water throughout the house. Inside the property was sensitively re-ordered to allow for two separate accommodations and an annexe.
Thus, three bespoke kitchens were installed, eight bathrooms and two cloakrooms. The entrance hall was re-modelled to give double aspect from back-to-front of the property affording spectacular views across the valley. All wooden flooring was sanded, two staircases refurbished and the entire house redecorated.
Babbage Construction worked with the client to maximise this refurbishment whilst controlling a tight budget to optimise all desired improvements and allow this splendid thirteen bedroom house to be lived in once again.