Situated on the third floor of a Victorian conversion, XUL Architecture reconfigured two adjacent duplex flats to create this enlarged apartment in Hampstead. The homeowners, who were living in Brussels and relocating to London, purchased the property and the entire project was designed and managed with the clients living abroad. The finished result is a light, airy and spacious apartment that has a slight industrial touch.
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The two adjacent duplex flats had previously been converted into one apartment, but the two staircases remained. The architects considered many options before considering moving the staircase to the centre of the building. There was one hurdle though, how to ensure the staircase could be positioned underneath the chimney stack with millimetres to spare.
The first section of the new staircase rises to a lower landing, turning right underneath the chimney stack and left into a new staircase rising to the upper floor. This clever reduction in the landing height allowed for space to walk under the chimney and created a beautiful feature that is the talking point with all guests. This reconfiguration also allowed for a larger vestibule and a guest toilet to be installed.
The beautiful bespoke Crittall shower screen reinforced the industrial interior of this flat. And the homeowners were so delighted with the project they continued the industrial interior with furniture and lighting to match the deco.
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- Black Optical Spheres Wallpaper by WonderBold, £150 from Lime Lace.
- Coffee Table Mango Wood, £133.99 from Vida XL.
- Matte Black Grid Patterned Glass Shower Screen, £POA from Aqata.
- Berber Extra-Small Cream And Charcoal Grey Hand-Woven Wool Rug, £95 from Habitat.
- Swan Lounge Chair, Velvet Upholstered, Black and Gold, £339 from Cult Living.
- Eye Chart Framed Poster, from £14.95, Juniqe.
- Stirrup 3 Wall Light, Black, £335 from Original BTC.
- Jerry Dining Chair, White, Walnut Legs, £300 for a set of 4 from Habitat.
- Harley Street Tiles, £24.95 psm from Walls and Floors.