APARTMENT CONVERSION IN BONNINGTON SQUARE
Vauxhall, London, 2007
FPA were appointed to convert a 4-storey Victorian mid terrace house in Bonnington Square, South London, to provide three self-contained flats, the top floor flat to be used by the client, and the other two for rental purposes. Located in the Vauxhall conservation area – until quite recently a community of squatters that gave the area a rather unusual feel to it – this project was the ideal opportunity to explore an innovative approach to a semi-speculative brief where all living accommodations benefit from a contemporary open plan arrangement.
The ground floor flat has a large open plan kitchen/dining/living area with French doors to the rear patio; the master bedroom with an en-suite also opens on to the rear patio, and a study in the basement can double as a guest bedroom; the majority of the original features have been stripped to give the space a consistently light and modern feeling.
The split-level mid flat is a spacious one bedroom flat with the open plan kitchen/dining/living area onto the square.
The top floor flat, with industrial Scandinavian plywood floor throughout, built-in furniture to maximize the use of the space, a reclaimed Carrara marble 'hole-in-the-wall' fireplace is the ideal accommodation for contemporary living; the attic has also been converted, and the flat is magnified by a decked roof terrace.