The property is situated in a 1900’s purpose-built block on a tree-lined avenue close to shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street and Hammersmith in the Fitzgeorge & Fitzjames conservation area. Our international client engaged the services of AR Architecture to transform the apartment into a contemporary home for his family. The flat was in need of renovation throughout, including a redesign of the layout. The objective was to improve the zoning and the flow of space, add a dining room and an en-suite bathroom.
The completed apartment now has two double bedrooms, kitchen, large living room, dining room and a study. We have removed redundant storage rooms at the turn of the corridor and created a spacious dining area day-lit through a large aquarium – a new focal point of the apartment. We relocated the kitchen close to dining and living areas and swapped the main bathroom and the child’s bedroom in order to increase the bedroom size. We were able to create another spacious en-suite bathroom as well as a guest WC. The refurbishment involved substantial structural alterations. Multiple steel beams up to 6m long were installed, some of which had to be brought in through temporary openings in the external wall. The completed project was branded by the freeholder as “setting new standards of quality in the whole estate”.