We were asked to reconfigure and refresh the existing low-quality interior to provide high-end residential apartments, in addition to undertaking stabilising works to the handsome, but badly deteriorated, façade to restore the property’s public face.
In addition to providing a new internal aesthetic and layout we also sought to rectify the previous poor workmanship evident throughout the property which had occurred as a result of a previous scheme. This included putting right a breach of the approved application (the creation of a sixth apartment) by combining the top two floors into a more generous, duplex apartment.
A restrained palette of materials including truffled oak joinery, white oiled floors, white porcelain tiles in various laying patterns, and accents of polished ironmongery throughout have provided a warm and rich internal aesthetic without overwhelming the existing, finely detailed, decorative features such as the impressive and unusual lattice cornicing to the first floor.
Conscious that the property has few window openings beyond those on the main façade, we used glazing films and repairs to balcony balustrading externally to avoid the use of secondary glazing or internal balustrading and thus allow natural light to flood the building.
Location. Kensington, West London
Size. 1722 sq.ft