Approximately 80% of the materials are part of the existing structure, which have been restored and reclaimed. The rest of the finishes are locally sourced…
After unveiling these gorgeous buildings from all of the years of use and abuse, I find myself breathing with it for the first time. All of the rooms are emptied revealing the incredible structure that it houses. This is the point of rebirth. This is where the bond really begins between the building and me. It is as if the energy is finally awakening for the first time in decades and one can truly feel the soul of these beauties.
Approximately 80% of the materials are part of the existing structure, which have been restored and reclaimed. The rest of the finishes are locally sourced; over 300 year-old reclaimed oak, together with magnificent Danby marble, adds elements that represent millions of years, breathing even more history into the spaces.
The unique opportunity to preserve a piece of history is extremely rewarding and humbling for me, it is what I love most about my job. Bringing back these facades to their original state from 1869 has been an absolute honor.