Grade II apartment in Kensington

Grade II apartment in Kensington

Grade II listed building

Full refurbishment of existing Grade II apartment in the heart of Kensington. Two-bedroom apartment in a Grade II listed building in Kensington

  • Year: 2019
  • Services: Full architectural service and interior design – listed building consent
  • Scale: 80m2

Full refurbishment including a new fitted kitchen and bathrooms

This Grade II listed building lies within the Kensington Square conservation area. The design brief was to give the apartment a full refurbishment including a new fitted kitchen and bathrooms. This project presented some challenges given its listed status especially on the new timber floor finishes. All of the proposed works were carefully examined and designed to ensure total compliance and consideration of the regulations set in place aimed at preserving the heritage of the building.

Details of the brief included restoration and refurbishment of the existing windows along with installation of acoustic glass that would be in accordance with the conservation area guidelines. We also implemented tailored interior alterations such as the replacement of doors with pocket sliding doors for a more seamless use of space. An important part of the brief was to enhance the existing decorative features of the apartment such as the skirting boards, architraves, and cornices. The apartment had been heavily modernised prior to the commencement of the project, and thus we desired to enhance back its heritage as part of our new approach. 

The new interior design scheme involved of a sophisticated and neutral colour palette with slate grey upholstered furniture for the living area and complimentary off-white wall and base units for the kitchen. We installed a timber herringbone flooring with a light wood inlay throughout the property, replaced the radiators with traditional cast iron in copper finish to match the new light fittings, and used fine Italian stone tiles in the new bathrooms on the walls and floor providing that luxury Kensington home feel.

Contact us directly to discuss your project during a one hour design consultation with Marco.

Our initial consultations are free but we encourage a donation of your choice towards a chosen charity.