AREA: 100 M2
An entire renovation of Victorian apartment in the Hampstead conservation area. The project was taken from initial design stages, through license to alter and planning, and is currently in tender. The apartment had been arranged in an uncomfortable plan with poor lighting, circulation and finish, and diminished the original features of the property.
Strict planning and license to alter restrictions meant for a sensitive approach of minimal intervention for maximum output. The design restores the original layout and features with intention to open up and re-connect both ends of the apartment. It references the buildings cultural and material heritage, all the while working with high-quality local materials, manufactures and suppliers.
The design celebrates the use of UK stone with a Portland Stone bench and fireplace, and Cornish granite raised floor, kitchen counter and bathrooms.
The spine of the proposal is the service core connecting the entrance hall at one end and library at the other end of the property. The European cherry panelling and joinery offers moments of display shelving, storage, and weaves into the calmer spaces at the front of the apartment. The floor is finished with a 1200x1200mm European Cherry square parquet.
The warmth of the design brings in the richness of the Victorian architecture, and creates a beautifully crafted minimalist home celebrating local natural materials.