Sometimes Architects do the zaniest things.
Ranging anywhere from 89 sq ft homes, to futuristic buildings, or elaborate sky scrapers, architects are always coming up with new and interesting ideas.
I mean, how many people do you know who would take at a one room apartment and renovate it into a two-story home?
Well, that’s exactly what Hogarth Architects did to a one room apartment in South Kensington, London.
Images via Dornob
Before the architects could start renovating, first, they had to gut the entire place. In order to open up the apartment for the renovation, a false ceiling and add-on room partitions had to be removed.
Since this apartment is registered as a historical building, there were certain areas that weren’t allowed to be altered. The cornices and the fireplaces were the only areas of the house that couldn’t be altered.
Once the room was completely gutted Hogwarth Architects installed a two-level structure made of hardwood. This two-level structure creates the separate levels within the big room. It’s amazing that this piece includes the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. And it even has a small mezzanine that overlooks the main living area.
This innovative apartment, now two story house, is a perfect example of combining the more older, rustic look of wood, with the frosted glass and big wide white open space.
“This huge piece of furniture, according to the architects, contains all of the functions that a “man about town” might need. It also just happens to be incredibly stylish and surprisingly modern. The combination of rustic wood with modern frosted glass makes for a very metropolitan look.”
And this is this shower looks amazing. Seriously amazing.
What do you think about this home? Would you ever dream of living here or are small spaces not really your thing? Personally, I do like this home and wouldn’t mind living there for a bit. Even just to try it out. This is a gorgeous apartment for London, that’s for sure.
Another thing is that England is notorious for having smaller and more narrow houses, so this definitely makes incredible use of the space. I also like that the two-level structure is made of timber. The look of the wood in this home has this rustic, but also contemporary feeling at the same time because of how it’s used and also incorporated with other elements of the design and decor of this house.
For more information about the architects and more photos of this cool two-story apartment home check out Dornob.