roland gardens

The existing one bedroom and one bathroom Victorian flat, was given a strikingly modern transformation and now comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The design took every possible advantage to make the most of the space.

All rooms are bright and flooded with daylight from numerous new skylights, a refurbished and modernised roof lantern, as well as a new bedroom dormer window.

We exploited this light airy atmosphere by creating a large open plan space for dining and reception rooms with steel framed glazing to filter natural light to the stair and hallway. At night the chamfered ceiling is lit up and creates a dramatic atmosphere.

Light is key to the scheme and reflects off the mixed-metal theme throughout the house. Copper strips run in the shadow gap skirtings and sheets cover the joinery doors in the main space. Nickel-plated electrical and sanitary fittings work with the copper to create a contemporary and lustrous finish.

AndArchitects managed this project in Chelsea from initial design through planning to completion.

Photos: Adrian Pope