Construction continues apace at the residential conversion project we’ve been working on in the Surrey Hills.
At our recent site visit it was wonderful to see the interior taking shape. With our assistance what was a series of derelict stable blocks is being transformed into a beautiful contemporary country home.
The skeleton of the new interior which we reported on last year is now all boarded, plastered, and being decorated with its first mist coat of paint. First fix of the electrics, plumbing and bathrooms is also complete and the fit-out of these rooms is now starting.
Partly due to the complexity of this project, and also so that the clients could ‘see’ and experience the finished spaces before committing to the new layout, we produced a 3D model of the property. This enabled them to understand how the finished interior spaces would work. It’s a property that – particularly in the interior – bears almost no resemblance to its previous incarnation!
Here you can see a screen shot from the 3D model, alongside a current photo of the interior works. This wing forms the kitchen and dining room, revealing the building’s original beams and trusses in this fantastic space:
In another wing of the building will be a stunning double reception room – linked but also separated in a ‘broken plan’ layout:
And in the third wing, the bedrooms and bathrooms are going to be stunning, with a cloister providing views over the sheltered interior courtyard:
We’ve used this sort of computer modelling for many clients – from smaller interior alterations right up to total remodelling projects like this one. It can be a really valuable process to help to understand the space, as well as to develop the plans for it. Our clients have always found it to be a very powerful design tool.
We’ll be on site in the Surrey Hills again soon. On our next visit we’ll see the stone flooring laid in the hallway and kitchen, and a beautiful oak parquet floor through the reception rooms – we can’t wait!