When this flat was ‘discovered’ in West London it was comprised of a single small bedroom, surrounded by poorly-organised and dark communal areas. Ultimately, every space in the existing flat was re-organised, enlarged and most importantly provided with increased natural light in order to create a classic and contemporary place to live.
After stripping-out the previous interior we first sought to repair the original details of the spaces thereby returning the original order to the apartment. Within this, an independent timber lining was inserted to form the main living space and divide it from a new bedroom. This simple construction belies the complex delivery of bespoke kitchen cabinets, lounge storage, and a fire shutter required to achieve a fire certificate. As well as the oak lining materials include a contemporary T&G wall defining wet areas, a slate-tiled shower room and a parquet floor that runs through the entire apartment.
An original arch was retained – and used to frame the new bedroom space with the new timber storage elements combining with the existing features of the building to good effect. Wherever possible, integrated storage has been provided including a new walk-in dressing room converted from a previously disused wc.