This flat started as a very complicated layout. One room only had windows to the hallway and was previously a maid’s chamber. The bathroom was too small for a flat of this size and location at just 3 sqm in a 97 sqm property! Our design team opened up the internal room to provide a spacious kitchen and made better use of a large bedroom by splitting off part for a bathroom.
When you are dealing with a historical object you never know what you might find. We uncovered original terrazzo floors that we were able to restore and even an old safe, sadly empty. It was important to keep many of the original features of this property but bring them up to a modern standard. The doors were taken back to bare wood and cracks filled whilst the traditional ceiling plaster work was restored to its formal glory.
Hours of Work
With very high ceilings, pendant lights always look impressive. The lounge and dining room were split into separate zones with independent lighting. We wanted to use quality pieces of furniture to reflect the grandeur of the property but with a modern feel. We replaced the original radiators with modern cast iron variants to be in keeping with our vision.
Everyone enjoys the convenience of having an en-suite bathroom. By changing the entrance position to the existing bathroom from a hallway entrance we were able to use it as an en-suite bathroom. The result was a minimal but functional space with a toilet, underfloor heating, rain shower and small sink. Underfloor heating adds a touch of luxury.