A development of six luxury apartments in an extremely sought after area of Chelsea, has been completed following a lengthy renovation.
The unique development boasts impressive high specification finishes throughout including bespoke quadruple glazing, air conditioning, electrically operated black out blinds, multi functional built in joinery, as well as unique design schemes.
Premier Hospitality, keen to find out more about Chelsea’s latest swanky apartment block, caught up with scheme owner Gary Linton of Linton Property Developments, to find out more. He commented:
“268 Fulham Road is a very special project for me because it is the first multi unit scheme I have developed and it has gained great feedback and been very successful for the company; leading to a lot more investment and interest from agents.
“I came across the property in December 2012 and was offered it by an agent I knew. It was a beautiful period property with lovely high ceilings and beautiful windows, however internally it was scruffy and dilapidated having been a former pub and uninhabited for many years. I was drawn to the building because of its period character yet I knew many other developers had been put off because the property lies on one of the busiest junctions in Chelsea.
“I however saw its potential and completed the purchase of the building in February 2013.”
Works began on the renovation of the site in June 2013 and took a total of 15 months. Main contractor Avalon Building and Decorators Limited worked alongside Tessuto Interiors during the project.
Gary said there were a number of challenges during the renovation process which caused slight delays to the progression of the scheme. Gary and the design team wanted to maximise the space inside the first floor flats by installing mezzanines to make the most of the four metre high ceilings. However upon beginning the construction process the team realised the floors were too dilapidated to hold the new flats and so a decision was made to replace all of the properties floors.
With this in mind the onsite team gutted the building internally, took out all the floors and shifted the first floor down 70cm and the second floor up 40cm. This floor shift, despite being costly and time consuming, added an extra 1.1metres to the first floor apartments making the spaces much more roomy and luxurious.
This project involved a lot of steel work and so the team worked closely with structural engineers. A lift shaft was also installed, running from the building’s basement to the third floor, and the roof was entirely replaced.
Sainsbury’s have signed a lease for the ground floor unit of the property and the upper floors were tastefully renovated into six luxury apartments. The apartments comprise one and two bedrooms; two of which have already sold for record prices, four remain on the market.
Premier Hospitality caught up with Gemma Gordon-Duff, from Tessuto Interiors, to find out more about the design brief:
“ A large part of the design brief was to ensure natural light flooded the development. There were already windows on three sides of the property but we used internal glazed doors and mirrors to make the interior of the building as bright and airy as possible.
“The acoustics of the building was also really important to Gary and so air conditioning and comfort cooling facilities were installed so that home owners could keep the windows closed, keeping out the traffic noise, and still feel cool and comfortable. The general design brief was to create a development with personality that appealed to appeal to young professionals.”
Each of the flats has its own colour, layout and design scheme and has been bespokely designed throughout. Flat One, an impressive double height space, comprises a dark, rich oak floor, as well as a pallet of soft greys on the walls. The first floor bedroom contains a comfortable large double bed and a bank of joinery opposite which can be slid back to reveal a TV recess space.
Electrical sockets have been installed above the drawers section on the wardrobes so those wishing to use hair drying facilities can do so with ease. The family bathroom boasts an impressive natural stone wall around the bath, as well as oak framed bespoke mirrors which all conceal handy storage space.
The reception space comprises huge windows, complete with electric blackout blinds. The kitchen is to the left of the reception space and is finished with an oak veneer interior. The plethora of shelving and storage facilities include integrated lighting adding a serene glow to the space.
Up the bespokely designed staircase, situated in the living room, one can find a handy study area complete with a built in desk, lighting and storage space. The master bedroom overlooks the living room and contains fold back doors which enable the bedroom to become a part of the living room. The master en-suite contains Carrera marble mosaic tiles as well as high spec mirrors and vanity cabinets.
All of the flats have been luxuriously dressed adding to the unique bespoke feel of the development. Gemma added:
“It has been great to work with Gary as he gave us creative freedom and allowed us to be much more adventurous than other developers allow us to be. Gary is a really good client as he is decisive and appreciates really good design; he really cares about providing a quality product.”
Gary said the development brings something special to the property market. He commented:
“This scheme brings a very unique product to the market. The interior design of the apartments is unique and fresh, blending a number of styles making the space homely yet luxurious.”
Those interested please visit www.lintongroup.co.uk