Originally built in 1927 and Purchased in 2006 by the Australian and English owners, after many years of neglect the house soon benefited from a major restoration and modernisation necessary to create The Aubrey. Over a period of three years, The Aubrey has been pain-stakingly restored in keeping with the architectural and historic value and heritage of the house.
The original Spanish Mission style features were carefully retained and restored but the remodelling was comprehensive, including: re-wiring, re-plumbing, creating modern en-suite bathrooms throughout, replacing the roof and raising the attic ceiling, enlarging windows, opening walls to add brightness to the rooms, and removing and replacing floors with concrete and steel foundations and restoring and replacing the many wood beams and panelling through-out, installing a heated swimming pool, cascading water arches, whilst constructing a new pavilion housing 4 new patio garden bedrooms and today the Piano Lounge.
For a significant part of the restoration the new Australian and English owners of the house decided to live on site to experience from within the reconstruction process. Their goal was to immerse themselves in the Chilean culture, relive the history behind the house, experience day to day the process of rescuing the refined details of the original architecture and work closely with architects Alejandro Valdes and Cristobal Amunategui who took this challenge as their own.