0736 West Hampstead garden apartment, NW6


Complete internal refurbishment of period garden apartment in West Hamsptead .


Single family residence in West Hampstead.

Published in Epic Home Ideas

We were approached by the Clients before they purchased this property to advise them on its potential and work it required.  Following a successful purchase, we were commissioned to carry out a full refurbishment and to redesign the layout.

Unmodernised period property

This garden, two-level apartment in West Hampstead had a lot of character, but it had not been modernised for decades.  Inside it was daunt, with some walls painted blue and woodwork in dark green.  However, it had many beautiful features, such as stained-glass windows, tall ceilings and a private garden leading into a larger communal space.

Natural light

The main aim when planning the reconfiguration of the lower ground level was to introduce as much natural light as possible.  We removed the internal wall that used to separate the front and the back rooms.  This increased the sense of space as well as allowed for light to come in from both ends of the property.

A new kitchen was installed at the front with a dining area in the middle and a living room behind it.  In the living room, we preserved the original fireplace and the stained glass windows.

The guest bathroom was kept in its original location, whereas the space under the stairs became storage thanks to a special system of drawers.

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dressing room

On the second level, a narrow room at the back has been connected to the master bedroom and adapted as a dressing area.  A new bathroom was added, so that the floor now contains two good sized, en-suite bedrooms.

Heritage and antique furnishing

The owners enriched the space with their own heritage furniture collection, as well as more antiques were purchased, such as the glass ceiling light in the living room.

Landscaping and outside works

The external entrance space was enlarged and renovated.  The garden at the back was redesigned and a large area was paved for an easy upkeep.

0736 living room with grey L shape sofa and stained glass windows

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0736 living room with fireplace recess cabinets and grey sofa

0736 piano by bay window in traditional london property

0736 open space living dining and kitchen in a small london apartment

0736 antique glass and brass ceiling sphere light chandelier

0736 dining room and kitchen with white shaker cabinets

0736 beige fired earth tiles splash back kitchen

0736 guest wc with cream shaker vanity unit and fired earth pattern tiles london

0736 golden swan tap with crystal knobs in cloakroom

0736 entrance hall and white stairs with beige carpet runner

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0736 under stairs drawers storage london

0736 beige master bedroom with bay window and shutters

0736 antique traditional bench with beige seat and carved wood frame

0736 beige headboard and coffer bed side table in master bedroom

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0736 bathroom fired earth beige tiles and mosaic wall

0736 shower room blue glass metro tiles west hampstead

0736 lower ground floor floor maroon door


0736 London back garden design stone tiles

Before:0736 entrance to garden apartment before renovation works in west hampstead








0736 traditional iron cast and green tiles fireplace

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Renovation phase :

0736 living room before renovation in north london

0736 new cornice during construction works in west hampstead apartment

0736 change of bay window in a classic london property

0736 new windows replaced in traditional west hampstead house


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