We were initially contacted by a Dubai based interior designer, who was looking for a locally based studio to work on this prestigious duplex penthouse for one of her long standing clients. After our initial presentation, the client was keen tweak a few details before engaging our services.
The apartment was situated across two floors and appeared to originally have been two separate flats. The entrance and bedrooms were on level 7 but the living spaces were on level 8. Level 7 was a warren of disconnected rooms and Level 8 did not make the most of the space or the views. Our first task was to rationalise the plan, break down walls and create better circulation spaces at this high end central London address.
There were several iterations of the 8th Floor where we added a formal dining space within the existing outdoor terrace, a much larger kitchen with a snug TV area as well as a separate guest WC. On the 7th floor we introduced a modern architectural staircase cantilevered from a carved stone feature wall, giving the entrance a grand yet contemporary sense of arrival. We also created a vast master suite which included a library with fire place, bedroom, walk in wardrobes and large en suite. Finally the floor was completed by adding a further 3 en suite bedrooms.
The plan would be to make use of the fine quality finishes including metallic mosaics, carved stone tiles, parquet and marble floors.