Hyde Park Gate

The Site
The Penthouse Apartment is located on the 7th and 8th floor of the residential building on the Southern edge of the Hyde Park, in the very heart of Kensington,London.

They building was built in the late 19th centurey (1891-1892), however the extension which accomodates the pentrouse was added in 1980’s. The block is almost the same height as surrounding buildings. The penthouse cannot be directly viewed from the street and any glimpses of its structure are only visible within the immediate Conservation Area. There are skylights for the lower spaces built into the floor of the garden room, also not visible from the street.

The surrounding area is mostly consits of residential blocks and buildings owned by the embassies of various countries. The aprtment is mainly exposed to the West, but windows are orriented to all sides, which secures the all daylong insulation.

The main idea of the appartment is to highlight the existing structure of chimneyboxes and convert perception of these elemnts into a feature that forms and divides spaces definig the colour pallet and ussage of the areas they are present in. The finishes to these elemts are mainly Onyx and Aged Mirrors. These two very classic finishes with naturally reach pattern are applied in a simple way in order to create the atmosphere of the classic mansion with a modern touch. The rest of the walls and the interior itself will remain quitesattled and homogineus to boost the inmortance of the decorative chimney pannels.

The apartment consits of 2 levels, where both levels are devided into private and public zones. Lower level public areas comprize Main Lobby double height space with skylight and the staircase, leading to the upper level, Dining Room, Kitchen, guest WC, Utility room and Living room. Private part of the lower level accomodetes 1 master and 2 smaller bedrooms with adjuscent private bathrooms. Bedrooms are arranged around the main square corridor with the centerred sky light feature. Upper level comprizes gym/spa area, with dedicated private terrace, storage, guest WC, housekeeper’s brake room with udjuscent shower room and the open space living area with the master terrace devided into dining and lounge zones.

Project Details
Under Construction
London, UK
630 m²
Enguenuiti, DSA engineering, Savills