Mayfair Mansion – ‘Britain’s most expensive fixer-upper’
Rockhunter worked closely with IDL architects and Envy interior design to visualise 10 interior rooms, including a pool, cinema and games room.
The properties listed status meant that there was a significant amount of retained detail. A site recce gave us the opportunity to capture as much referential photography and dimensional information as possible – moldings, ceiling roses, friezes and cornices all needed to be recreated in 3D.
“Once conserved the paper is air dried, then loosely rolled and carefully stored, ready for installation………In order to get each sheet flat, we would have to spray it to relax it then stretch it onto our lining wall……I am concerned that we would be putting this very fragile paper at unnecessary risk in the handling and stretching process.”
“…we do have a very similar paper on digital file with many of the same motifs and probably originally painted at the same Chinese workshop at the end of the 18th Century”
We managed to digitally manipulate the files to bring the colours in line with those prepared for the refurbishment, shifting soft blue tones into whites and greys. A thing of real beauty, we felt inspired and motivated to do it justice!