A Victorian era building, originally constructed for the sole use of young bachelors and their valets (very Jeeves and Wooster), whose apartments were now being converted to more family-friendly flats. This particular property had not been touched in many decades, was in a bit of rough shape, and was still it's original compact and compartmentalized layout. The goal was to open up the spaces within, and make them more user-friendly. The building is Grade II listed, so features like original doors, windows, cornices, and fireplaces had to be maintained.
The two main alterations to the plan were the reconfiguration of the bathroom, toilet, and shower room to make facilities which were much more usable, and the opening up of the kitchen and living area in the read to create a bigger and brighter space. Smaller features such as a boxed out entry modeled on joinery of the day, and much needed closet space in the master bedroom were also included.
Completed with Ian Wylie Architects.