Project Orange was commissioned to refurbish a striking three storey roof level apartment overlooking a classic London garden square.
We stripped out the sham traditional details of the apartment replacing them with a strong palette of exotic dark timbers, and sparkling marble combined with contemporary minimal detail. The most dramatic 'as found' volume was the double height living area with sweeping north light windows. This area was reconfigured and a new cantilevered folded timber stair introduced to provide access to a rear mezzanine. The stair emerges from a new timber library wall in dark stained timber and appears to grow out of the fired acacia wood floor. Both stair and library wall act as a screen to the new kitchen area tucked beneath the mezzanine, a space dominated by a sculptural island unit in rich dark timber and immaculate white Corian. The living area is completed with a floating white marble hearth shelf and bronze framed fire.
The master bedroom suite is dominated by a flush wall of cabinets in Black Bean veneer, central to which is a limestone fire with bronze mantle shelf above, a palette of materials which is continued into the adjacent master bathroom. The focus of this room is a freestanding white Corian bath set against a panelled wall of Black Bean veneer. This panelled wall pivots and folds to reveal little by little views over the shared gardens below.