Penthouse Trinity Court
Prestige Architects have transformed a dated three-bedroom, two bathroom penthouse in the heart of London’s W2 district into a modern and glamorous abode, which has recently been shortlisted for an SBID award in the category of ‘Residential Apartment Under 1m.’
Commenting on the shortlisting, Marco Braghiroli, founder of Prestige Architects said: “It is nice that the work me and the client have done together is being considered for such an award. Receiving the nomination is recognition of everything that we did to reach the final product.”
The main scope of the design was to rationalise the space and create additional bathrooms, as well as a better flow within the flat. Marco revisited the layout, creating a connection between the Italian designed kitchen with Carrara marble top and the living room and breakfast room, creating a much larger feeling of space and offering a more practical approach.
All of the bedrooms have been fitted with bespoke joinery with walnut inserts and carcasses to keep the design continuity. The design retains the walnut as the single element to flow by ensuring floor; door, architrave and joinery have this warm wood exposed to create visual continuity.
Construction specialist Volute London Ltd was involved as the main contractor on this project. Volute London’s director Roman Mykytyuk said:
“Prestige Architects’ instruction was to build a luxurious modern penthouse apartment creating warmth and style, using natural materials and combining bespoke design to create space and functionality throughout.
“The kitchen and living room are connected using a sliding door system which allows flexible living. Integral white cabinets and bar counters are combined to create a work space with a modern feel.
“The dining table is located within the original outer balcony space, which has now been integrated into the penthouse as part of the refurbishment.”
Marco commented: “All of the joinery is bespoke and one of the key things for me is looking at the finer details whenever I do a project, so I took the Walnut and used it as a floor surround, in the joinery and as beading throughout. That is one of the important things in the design because the eye will always keep that as a consistent element, so throughout the project and the apartment you can see the same material which therefore gives consistency throughout each room.”
The main challenge of the project was to ensure that it would be completed on a tight budget and within the time frame. The project was successfully achieved within budget and within four months.
Marco said: “The fine balance between budget and finishes was the most complex part but it was achieved successfully.”
“It has been an exciting but challenging project. Volute London has successfully interpreted the architect’s design and the client’s vision into a comfortable warm home.”
Work on the sites transformation began in February 2017 and was completed in summer 2017.
“The client loves it,” said Marco. “They are very happy with the whole product.”