Century Old Hall
This episode follows (Australian) Bob Chambers as he embarks on a three year mission to restore a one hundred and ten year old former Salvation Army Hall into a spectacular state of the art 21st century home. Inspired by his late wife Robin, Bob enlists the help of daughter Lucy to create a magnificent property in an affluent Brisbane suburb. From the outset it’s a gruelling project – they have to haul the building over one hundred miles on a tricky and logistically demanding night time journey. Once at its destination, Bob will aim to double the footprint by erecting two futuristic wing pavilions, whilst trying to retain the shell of the historic hall and expose the panoramic city views.
Keen to retain the hall's authenticity Bob recycles the vintage window frames and uses timber from the original hall as a ceiling, but his love for metal, glass and water shines through with a 200 gallon fish tank, a 20 ft glass waterfall in the lounge and a five thousand pound / ten thousand dollar glass like resin on the stone floor in his bespoke wine cellar.
Throughout the process Bob's passion shines through and his commitment is unwavering, but will a fluid attitude to design and a love for one off materials be too much to handle with this restoration project?