Ashley Gardens is a Classic Victorian Mansion Flat located in Westminster. The renovation of this two-bedroom apartment comprises the adaptation of the 1890 original layout to contemporary use, including the relocation of wet rooms, structural wall openings and replacement of doors and windows.

Luis Aguirre
Razvan Brezoianu
Riccardo Buelli
Interior designer: Emanuela Faicchia

Location: London, United Kingdom
GFA: 100 sqm
Client: Private

The apartment building is an iconic example of early 19th-century collective housing, located in an emblematic area of London. The refurbishment aims to preserve the traditional character of that time's lifestyle while adapting it to a contemporary use of the space.

The living room and kitchen have been joined to eliminate the corridor, creating a spacious and bright reception room. The bedrooms maintain their original layout but they have been fitted with functional built-in closets. The old bathroom has been reconfigured to accommodate two separate toilets with a shower, while the hallway counts with a fully integrated generous closet.

The interior design of the apartment combines classic Victorian elements such as mouldings, baseboards and cornices with minimalistic partitions, openings and fixed furniture.

To preserve the iconic character of this distinctive building, the windows facing the street are custom-made: they keep the appearance and dimensions of the original wooden mullions while allowing the integration of soundproof double glazing to meet today's thermal conditioning standards.

Interior finishes include hardwood floors, Italian marble kitchens and bathrooms, and a selection of functional and contemporary furnishings.