With the refurbishment of Houses 3 and 4 now entering the latter stages, the Senior Leadership Team had a top to bottom sneak preview last week.
&Starting in Heaven (pictured left with Mr Tarbet and Mrs Bakhtiari), they loved the way the roof lines have led to each bedroom being furnished slightly differently, describing it as ‘quirky’ and ‘characterful’. It was then ‘a big ‘yes!’’ from everyone to the ‘stylish’ bathrooms with their vintage lights, rainfall showers and full height towel rails.
The tour continued via the brand new breakout spaces – ‘great, just like university’ – to the new bedrooms, which look ‘just like the one in the picture!’. The light, open JPR (left) with its new workspaces was next and then it was on to the main rooms on the ground floor.
This is a ‘wow’’, said Mr Rainey, looking at the new heritage paint scheme and island kitchen in the ODR. The new Hobbies and Terrace rooms, with its glass double doors was ‘gorgeous’.
Yes, the Drawing Room is still full of sawdust, and the Study is full of builders, but there’s no doubt – the building has got its dignity back.