Project Brief: The restoration of The Old Vicarage in Henley-on-Thames was a one-off project outside our normal sphere of operations. This magnificent Victorian property built originally in 1859, was stripped back to its shell and original features; fireplaces, panelled ceilings and gothic arches were retained. We expanded the cellar to house a stunning wine room. A spectacular ornate spiral staircase was fitted from cellar to first floor, giving the entrance hall a grandeur and warmth that continues throughout the property. In between the two wings of the house, a glass link was installed to let more natural light into the ground floor. Upstairs we built a master bedroom, his and hers dressing rooms, an ensuite bathroom and five further bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Our AV division ensured wireless lighting and sound systems were integrated seamlessly into the property.
We also fully converted the coach house to create separate stand-alone accommodation for guests, complete with a bedroom, ensuite bathroom and its own living room, study and kitchen. Externally, we built a series of brick and flint walled vegetable beds to accompany the green house.
Completion: September 2017
Architect: Colony Architects
AV: BTL AV
Garage: Brookwood Barn Co Ltd
Glass link: Maxlight
Joinery: River Woodwork
Kitchens: Main House: McCarron & Co Ltd, Coach House: Optiplan Kitchen Ltd
Windows: Sash Window Workshop
Wine room: A & W Moore Wine Rack Co