An ambitious internal refurb of a first floor apartment in Westbourne Gardens. The flat itself is small (less than a new 1-bedroom apartment according to new housing rules) but with generous ceiling heights and a strong sense of its grand past.
The proposal seeks to retain this sense of space and grandeur by retaining the existing ceiling heights and allowing a reading of the entire space as one. Three new and distinct elements are added to the existing space - a small and compact kitchen, a stone-clad, marble-lined bathroom and bedroom wardrobes formed in a deep cherry-wood veneer.
These elements form a highly-considered three-dimensional composition of forms that retain the generosity of the main space at the front of the flat but still allows all of the new elements required for use as a contemporary living space.