St John’s Wood, London NW8
Large, single-storey flat in mansion block
Complete reconfiguration, bespoke joinery and high-spec refurbishment
The design of this project was meticulously planned to transform the rather crowded 3-bed, 3-bathroom flat in a St John’s Wood mansion block into a flowing, luxurious, contemporary home.
We demolished walls and stripped everything out to leave a huge open shell. We added partitions to create the new layout which now includes: a corridor running the length of the flat; an open-plan kitchen/dining area; a lounge area; a large master bedroom and bathroom with a dressing area in between; a guest bedroom/bike room and a guest bathroom.
The clever design allows great flexibility, with different areas able to be open or closed off. Crittal steel doors divide the main flat from the entrance lobby and a wide set of Crittal doors lead into the dining/kitchen area. Sliding ‘pocket’ doors can divide the master bedroom area from the rest of the flat, and can also close off both the master bedroom and master bathroom.
Bespoke joinery features heavily, as a major design feature as well as practical necessity. Our joiner hand-made and installed the walnut, blue and white units in the kitchen and utility, a range of storage units, wardrobes and shelving throughout the flat, and the two vanity units in the master bathroom.
In the dressing area he made matching bespoke wardrobes and an island drawer unit, which is topped with a flecked terrazzo slab. Different styles of this material were also chosen for the kitchen worktops, and the floor, walls and countertops in the master bathroom.
Other features include a large, bespoke shower enclosure for two in the spectacular master bathroom, and, in the master bedroom, vented cupboards above the bed for an aircon unit. The quirkiest design feature is the guest bathroom shower, which was designed to accommodate the client’s treasured bikes when they need a wash, as well as his guests!
“From the outset, Get Turner understood the level and quality we were hoping to achieve and delivered on that level throughout the project. Any bumps along the way, which there always are with construction projects, were dealt with calmly and effectively. Get Turner’s team were all extremely personable and went above and beyond to ensure we were extremely happy with the finished product, which we were. We would highly recommend Get Turner to any prospective clients.”