Merging heritage and luxury in London apartment scheme

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Merging heritage and luxury in London apartment scheme

rpa:group's role as Architect and Lead Designer, has seen the successful completion of an upmarket residential scheme in London’s North Kensington.

49 Bassett Road is a distinctive period building that has been transformed into five luxurious apartments and a rather remarkable house. Newly completed, it is the latest scheme for Fruition Properties, an award-winning house builder focused on developing design-led properties within London. rpa:group has acted as lead architect on all phases, from planning to completion.

The development is in one of the first designated conservation areas within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and it serves as a significant reminder of London’s proud architectural heritage. As it is surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian properties, the original facade of 49 Bassett Road has been retained and restored.

Behind the Victorian facade, the interiors of each apartment and the associated house have been designed to an exceptional standard, featuring expansive open-plan living spaces and high specification throughout.

Kitchens are bespoke and contemporary in style, while each master bedroom features a luxurious ensuite and adjoining dressing area. Refined details include feature glass and timber staircases, as well as cornicing with LED lighting. The development also includes an internal passenger lift and many of the apartments have private outdoor spaces.

While careful consideration and attention to detail has been given to fully accommodate modern day living requirements, various elegant and traditional elements have also been retained. These include bay windows, high ceilings, vintage style entrance tiles and a communal staircase, with wrought iron balustrades.