This penthouse apartment was located on an external corner of this grand building, formerly an Edwardian-era hotel built in 1929. As the apartment had only two bedrooms, space was at a premium in terms of the client’s brief. As such, the function of each room and the furniture arrangement therein became a critical factor in the design. The floorplan shown illustrates the overall layout of the corner apartment with furniture. An extensive artwork installation was also commissioned and procured from the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London.
As this space planning exercise was carried out, it became clear that several pieces of purpose made furniture would make a significant contribution to the function and style of the apartment, leading to a decision to custom design and build most of the furniture. In the bar joinery in the Living Room, the horseshoe arrangement of front & back sections of the bar allowed for a substantial amount of storage and a bar fridge. Taller rear cupboards have a more neutral look than the front bar, which features exotic dark veneers and polished granite.
A similar colour palette was used in the bathrooms, employing marble tiles with small inserts in a contrasting darker variety of stone. These spaces were completely re-modelled with plumbing repositioned to produce more efficient, aesthetically pleasing bathrooms. Storage space was again a consideration for towels etc. and incorporated by way of vanity units. Large mirrors were also used to create a greater sense of space. The overall aesthetic of the design acknowledges the original architecture of the building and replaced the previous 1990s interiors, which had a minimal relationship with the essential character of the apartment.
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