This penthouse apartment was fitted out from a new build 50sq.m shell space at fifth (top) floor level on top of a converted church on Westbourne Grove.
The unit is planned as a totally open plan space with a sleeping area that can be sectioned off with top hung light diffusing panels. Electronically controlled wrap around curtains give privacy at night and due to the high degree of glazing, comfort cooling has been installed.
The base build ceiling heights were relatively low at 2.6m so 'floating ceiling rafts' and raised coffers with recessed lighting have been designed specially to give a sense of greater volume and height as well as hiding the structural ceiling beams and providing a sense of drama to the space.
There is an integrated AV system with ceiling mounted speakers to help create a seamless look.
The kitchen area has a mirrored splashback to increase the feeling of space as well as provide views back over the rooftops when working in the kitchen.
The bathroom has a fixed etched glass panel facing onto the entrance area in order to bring in natural light.
• Small and Chic - High Style for Small Spaces, published by Universe 2008