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Westminster Mansions
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55 WESTMINSTER MANSIONS

Private Client

 

London Heritage procured this apartment for the client as a rental investment, with good capital growth potential and a freehold share.

The property is a 490 sq ft one bedroom semi loft apartment. Formerly used as an MP's pier d'ĂȘtre, the place was in need of total renovation; the kitchen just a sink and a microwave, the bathroom was more like a very large bowl with a WC.

Our plans were proposed and agreed by the client, with the relevant permissions obtained from the freeholders' association and the managing agents. This process was complicated and time-consuming, but with the permissions in hand the project started, and a detailed structural alteration was executed.

The apartment was stripped of everything and throughly cleaned; the new layout included an ambitious fit-out that would result in a gain of an extra 8 sq mtrs!

LHD took the south walls down and found that there was an extra metre or so behind the wall up to the eaves, we then decided to expose the rafters on that side to the full height, giving those rooms that true London loft look. The bathroom was enlarged into the unusually spacious hall, then impeccably finished in alpine white and Grecian grey tiles with a contrasting wall covering. The use of LED lighting in the shower screen really helped lift the room. Within the entrance hall, a guest WC was squeezed in and this is where we installed the washing machine, concealed at a slightly higher level in with the hot water system.

The custom kitchen was fully fitted with all of the modern appliances one would expect, finished in sky blue with white glass wall unit doors and adorned with a white composite worktop. The main feature of the apartment is the porcelain floor, a 1950s design on large tiles, which opens up the space leading from one room to another. The lighting has been strategically placed to instil atmosphere - the use of warehouse fittings combined with cutting edge LED fitments really give this space the edge. We have used original items such as the 1950s door entry phone and ironmongery to keep in with the lofty theme. The whole apartment is decorated in the same finish: taupe to the walls and woodwork with jasmine ceilings. We have used silver printed wallpaper as a feature in certain areas.

The soft furnishings are in a plush silk tweed with opaque roller blinds. We have used 1950s furniture to set the scene throughout.

This London apartment is now a 570 square foot beautiful space finished to the very highest specification on time and on budget...

 

 

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