We originally sourced this flat, sight unseen by a regular overseas client, who was looking for a pied a terre in London. In just three weeks the flat was sourced, and within a further two it had exchanged.
It is unusual to be able to find one of these beautiful white stucco Kensington houses divided only into two flats. They are usually kept as a house or divided into four flats, so having the width and 2 whole flours to play, we were really able to get creative. We changed the floor plan so that the reception room benefited from a dual aspect, as we moved the kitchen opening to install glazed sliding doors that separate the two. Both the Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom remained the same structurally, they just needed some serious cosmetic attention.
Upstairs you originally had to walk through a shower room to gain access to the roof terrace, so we stole some space from the large master en suite and created what looks like a cupboard in the guest bedroom but is actually a shower, liberating the space to walk out onto the roof and creating a small study.
This very special project for one of our favourite clients benefited from spectacular views over Kensington Palace.
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