Upstairs the galleried entrance stair was adjusted to retain all the original features, whilst allowing for a substantial series of changes to the bedrooms in order to create impressive spaces.
When the project team first opened the doors to this 1950’s property, a grand marble entrance floor and staircase awaited, along with voluminous rooms, beautiful windows and French doors - all ready to be sensitively restored.
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Extended over time, the house was in need of modernisation – whilst retaining existing features – to create a well flowing space that was fit for entertaining and living in the 21st century.
Designed by Schiller Beynon, Portview worked with Shape London Architects to open up the ground floor into a series of flowing rooms to create a much more family friendly living space.
The upper floors were reconfigured to create large bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, and incorporated various textures, panelling and fabrics to create interesting and creative spaces.
The master bedroom offering a particular wow with his and hers dressing rooms and ensuites.
The second floor was furnished with an entirely new staircase and floorplan to optimise the volumes.
Repeating colour schemes, natural materials, and armfuls of brass and bronze, weave their way throughout a simplified ground floorplan. All carefully planned for both entertaining and relaxation, with a feeling of understated luxury.
The refurbishment saw a plethora of design features, with each room carefully tailored to maximise space, light and design. For example, a new crittal glazed internal wall was installed to create a glass link that leads into the family kitchen space.
Drenched in natural daylight, the airy space is juxtaposed with bold finishes, including an entire wall and joinery decorated in an almost black finish.
Warmth is added with textural components such as woven rope pendant lights, wood, marble, and a statement antique brass extractor hood.
In the light-filled ground floor living room, Portview specially constructed a coffered ceiling to help guide the eye to the garden doors and beyond.
Decadently lacquered walls and woodwork in the ground floor office appear as a form of art, thanks to the depth of colour and lustre, which perfectly contrasts with the pared-back textural sisal carpet.
A heavily panelled dining space provides a luxury space to entertain with dark neutral tones, a mixture of paint finishes, textured wallpapers and eglomised mirror.
Other specialist finishes such as herringbone flooring and polished plaster were used to add interest throughout the building.
The master bedroom offered a particularly bold scheme. Using an elegant blue colour, the wallpaper, lacquered furniture, upholstery and curtain fabrics all played out the same tone on repeat.
Throughout the property, bold lighting illuminated the tactile upholstery fabrics and elegant window treatments, with bespoke furniture created to dress the spaces.
Working together with Shape London Architects and Schiller Beynon Interior Design, Portview managed the entire construction process from dust to rafter, restoring and creating with precision to bring the dream to reality. Despite the disruptive impact of Covid-19 around the world, the project stayed on track with the Portview team managing timelines and suppliers efficiently and effectively.
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