Douglas • Isle of Man
The property has been in the present ownership since 2005 and an extensive and methodical programme of restoration was carried out between 2009 and 2012.
The new cottage build was completed in 2013.
As part of the restoration International Interior Designer, Jean-Louis Mainguy was commissioned to advise on the project, including choosing and sourcing of materials, furniture, fabrics and colours together with bespoke hand blocked wall coverings and handmade carpets throughout.
Stained glass expert Robert Bullock was commissioned to make all the stained-glass windows.
Isabelle Day, a London artist, was commissioned to undertake all the interior painting of cornices frames, trompe l’oeil, centre roses and external coat of arms.
The village workshop was engaged to create the dining room floor in French oak and ebony to imitate the reclaimed parquet floor from the lounge and hall that came from the world famous Palace Lido ballroom.
The kitchen is fitted with Wolf® range cooker, Sub-Zero® built in side by side fridge freezer with ice maker, hand painted Loxley units, integrated Miele dishwasher and Miele coffee machine.
Full control 4 home automation and media system installed – with integrated speakers around the house. Control panel in kitchen and remote in cinema room – but also controllable from any smart phone or tablet.
Advanced Grade 3 alarm system has been installed.
Extensive use of Onyx, fine marble and granite in all bathrooms.
All fittings are Hansgrohe Axor range – with three 300mm rain dance showers.
Hot water system is a commercial specification of 3 x instant hot water condensers which fire up consecutively as needed to produce approximately 100 litres of hot water per minute at a pressure of approximately 3 bar (meaning all showers can be on at the same time with no loss of pressure).
Heating system is integrated into the control 4 home automation.
New gas main pipe fitted into the property. New large gas fired boiler.
Works during renovation included extensive re-roofing, re pointing and a complete inside strip and re build (including injections to stop damp, re insulation etc).
New LED flood lights fitted all around outside of building, tower, drive and gardens.
Outside BBQ area is top of the range Californian Lynx system – stainless steel outside kitchen fittings (including basin, bar, refuse and storage). BBQ is fitted into main gas supply.