A successful change of use and planning application to convert a light industrial factory into a private residence for a couple with off street parking and courtyard in the heart of London.
Locating the bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor enabled us to maximise the 15m open plan lateral space on the first floor. A helical stair located within a double height void was accentuated by curvature of the adjacent hallway step drawing the eye towards the three- tiered mother of pearl shell chandelier above.
The 1st floor enjoys magnificent light through floor to ceiling windows which line the front facade, an extraordinary space for formal entertainment, private reflection and play for grand children.
The brief was a mix of exacting requirements, from designing a kitchen for a fanatical cook that complimented the client's existing period furniture, to designing a cat flap so that the route from the utility room to the garden was feasible, to bespoke jewellery boxes within fitted joinery, to a fitted workshop for carpentry, to a wine cellar and storage for grand children toys whilst maintaining an open plan and "clean" space to express our client's personalities through the variety of their objects, furniture and art.