Refurb Renovation News - Issue 56

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TR STUDIO CONVERT LONDON TERRACED HOUSE INTO HIGHEND CONTEMPORARY RENTAL APARTMENTS Located in the affluent residential neighbourhood of West Hampstead, with its picturesque village and prime postcode lies LS Apartments, a set of modern rental apartments designed by architectural and interior practice TR Studio for contemporary London living.

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orking closely with the client, who wanted to create a set of three apartments that felt spacious, design-led and appealing to renters, TR Studio proposed a concept that included an extension and full refurbishment turning the terraced property into a two-bedroom ground floor apartment with private garden access and a garden studio; a first floor one-bedroom apartment with dedicated study; and a twobedroom duplex split over the second and third floor complete with roof terrace.

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In the ground floor apartment, TR Studio oversaw the construction of a new side return extension. The extension, which added 12 sq meters of extra space to form an open plan kitchen, diner and living space, utilised London stock brick to compliment and seamlessly blend with the original Victorian terrace. Lead glazed doors connect the space to the small patio and garden and introduce extra natural light.

Adding extra value and appeal to the prime ground floor unit, the practice used part of the private garden to construct a small 20 sq meter single story annex. Timber clad with large floor to ceiling lead glazing and an interior with exposed London stock brick, roof joists and a wood burner stove, the garden studio provides a flexible space functioning as a home office or guest accommodation. Inside the ground floor apartment, within the main spacious and versatile open plan room, the studio added a punch of colour and a focal point with a bespoke kitchen in deep green. Using only base units to seamlessly integrate appliances and provide storage, open shelving on the walls created a sleek, contemporary look. Walls are painted in a fresh and neutral clay hue with statement lighting, solid timber flooring and mid-century styled furniture in a curated palette of neutrals and mixed materials.