London-based architectural practice, TG Studio, has designed the Queensgate project. Completed in 2014, the studio was appointed to join two separate apartments on the 2nd floor of a mansion block in central London bordering Hyde Park.
The building was originally built in 1880; it is constructed out of brick with grand turn of the century decorations. The two separate apartments consisted of a three bed and a two bed, and feature high ceilings. Neither apartment had been renovated for over 40 years.
The architect suggested a complete change of layout that involved moving entertainment areas to the front part of the buildings and connecting three major rooms. In addition four bedrooms all with en suites were carved out of the rest of the apartment. The guest WC and loads of practical storage space along a newly formed corridor became the spine of the newly formed larger unit.
The luxury London apartments were completely stripped to expose the concrete floor and ceiling and the structural solution to open the front of the building was worked out. The apartment features underfloor heating throughout covered by Schotten and Hansen wood flooring and is equipped with a Lutron lighting control system and a Sonas AV system.
The interior design of the master bathroom includes finishes in grey marble slabs and Schotten and Hansen wood panelling. The bespoke wardrobes bring a contemporary and modern feel to the room. TG-Studio designed the cantilevered bookshelf for the client made in oak and metal. We love the leather covered chair from Knoll.
Throughout the property designers have used Dornbracht fittings in the bathrooms, which ooze contemporary chic.
The kitchen has been planned, manufactured and installed by award-winning German kitchen specialist Bulthaup, who the designer Thomas Griem said, ‘were a treat to work with’.
The Lebanese owners of this apartment travel between Africa and London often. And the brief was for a modern but earthy look that would work in this classical building. The owner runs high quality furniture shops in Africa and with her, TG Studio furnished the apartment when the building works were completed.
Images courtesy of TG Studio.