Project

Client

Timescale 

Size

Contract Value

Location

1 Bed, Kensington Gardens Square

Private 

Completion - January 2019

47sqm

£110K

London, UK

Gray Structure

OLD HAT

Gray Structure

This Grade II listed residential apartment is located in the heart of Bayswater,

London. Built-in the late 1850’s, our refurbishment scheme planned to restore the original grandeur of the building to the first floor of the Giorgian Terrace, which

was previously cut into cramped, cellular rooms with low ceiling heights. 

 

We planned to remove a number of non-original elements of the building, such as partitions breaking up the original room volumes - damaging the historic coving and ceilings, and to recreate the original room proportions, re-establishing the historic room hierarchy. Towards the rear we removed two 1970’s window additions and replaced them with a new large sash window flooding the proposed bedroom with eastern light in the morning. 

 

Conceptually, the working spaces of the apartment, such as the bathroom, storage and wardrobes were placed in an infill timber and glazed box within the greater original volume. The aim was for the finishes to match this concept by allowing the

box to read as an infill rather than part of the original building’s story. 

 

A delicate balance of contemporary and traditional detailing creates an elegant and timeless design in this refurbished apartment. 

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