3 Bedroom Knightsbridge Townhouse Transformation

How did the project come together?

Uncover the story behind this open plan project

Stage 1:

Preparing the concept design

This 3 bedroom townhouse with 5 floors in Knightsbridge, London, underwent a complete transformation. It was awarded Best Property Single Unit Development in London and the UK in the International Property Awards 2015. Interior Designer Cynthia Garcia of Garcia Designs was involved from the outset, redesigning the space, as well as the lower level excavation. Cynthia's vision was to create a spacious kitchen and media space, whilst adding more natural light in this stunningly beautiful residence.

Design of the space and all the fitted joinery featured throughout this property was redesigned by Garcia Designs, including the kitchen, lighting, bathrooms, fixtures, finishes and window treatments. The furniture and accessories were supplied by and in consultation with Decoroom.

The property was purchased by N.E.D. Development Company Limited in 2011, site works began in February 2011 and completion was met by June 2015.

Stage 2:

Defining the layout

With this project being a complete renovation of the property, there were the requirements for the removal of numerous walls (compartmentation). Works included excavating the cellar to create a new kitchen and media space.

The open ground floor allowed natural light to flood into the lowered basement kitchen space through glass panels under the window and a glass terrace floor. On the lower ground kitchen full height mirror panels serve to visually double the size of the roof light above.

The ground floor layout of this property required a reconfigured staircase, it was necessary to seek professional advice from jhai limited, approved inspectors.

Stage 3:

Building Control Sign off

Jhai limited advised that a fire suppression system should be installed for the residents safety to compensate for the open plan nature of the property. Automist fixed wall head was installed as the key part of the fire safety strategy.

Stage 4:

Transformation Complete

Garcia Designs implemented the final interior finishes, enlisting the help of Decoroom and Armaria Limited. Beautiful and ample storage was featured throughout the property.

With thanks and credit to Real Focus Photography for images as featured within this project story.

Plans & Layouts

Before image

Separate dining and protected hallway connected to a small basement

After image

Large open plan ground floor and basement

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