Mid-Terrace Maisonette Renovation | Fulham - London
Nestled away on one of Fulham’s famous alphabet streets off Fulham Palace Road, this mid-terrace purpose build ground and upper floor maisonette, comprising of two independent flats, was bought in its entirety by the new owners. Planning permission for extensions of both the ground and the upper floor flat was already obtained.
The reconfiguration and renovation of the two apartments was conceived and designed by architect Anastasia G. Filippeou. Her vision was to bestow both properties with a distinct and fresh appearance through an apartment layout design and selection of architectural materials that are uncommon for London mid-terrace apartment interiors. Amari-London undertook the day-to-day implementation design and the on site supervision of this project.
On the ground floor, the extension included side returns infill and rear additions. The former ground floor, one bedroom flat, was converted into a two-bedroom apartment with an open living-dining-kitchen space with direct access to the rear garden and a study-library area that could also alternatively be used as an additional bedroom. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and bespoke wardrobes and share access to their common enclosed patio from which they also receive direct sunlight. Floor to ceiling glazing as well as multiple roof lights have been carefully incorporated in the extension sections to let the light flood in. Finally, the rear garden, designed by landscape architect Justin Greer, is framed within floor to ceiling glazing behind the living-dining-kitchen area and feels like a continuation of the interior.
The upper apartment was transformed into a two-bedroom, two-storey property, by extending vertically and redesigning the roof to create a new mezzanine level with an open parapet. The additional floor accommodates the open kitchen of the apartment, which features a pitched ceiling, and a composition of roof lights and has access to a roof terrace towards the rear. The first level of the flat comprises of two bedrooms -one with an en-suite bathroom- and a luminous double-height living room to the front of the property.
Consistency was intended and has been achieved in the design and finish principles throughout the project. The architecture of the interiors is defined by the use of natural materials, a minimal aesthetic and a terrene color palette. The solid oak wood flooring covering all floor surfaces and staircase steps has replaced the ubiquitous carpet floor surface of London interiors. The bathrooms feature white marble mosaic floors, uninterrupted tadelakt wall surfaces and pristine white fixtures and furniture. Kitchen cabinets in both units have been designed and manufactured by Roundhouse and fit perfectly in the environment by also exhibiting a composition of wooden, lacquered and stone surfaces. All other joinery, including wardrobes, shelving, interior doors and the large sliding floor-to-ceiling pocket door that either separates or connects the entrance hall of the ground floor flat to the library-study area, are custom-made with a matt lacquer finish. The attention to detail extends to the shadow gap to all architraves and skirting throughout both unit interiors.
Finally, both flats are also special in terms of incorporated equipment, as they feature under floor heating throughout with independent thermostats for each room, ribbon hole-in-the-wall fireplaces, electric towel rail – radiators in the bathrooms, separate wardrobe space for laundry appliances and a multi-room audio visual installation.
Project Title: Mid-terrace Maisonette Renovation – Fulham – London
Location: Fulham, London, UK
Architecture: Anastasia G. Filippeou
Architecture Implementation Design & Project Supervision: Amari London
Structural Engineering Design: Wallace Wheating Limited
Landscape Architecture: Justin Greer Garden Design
Construction & General Project Management: Ogden Pitt and Company Limited
Surface Area: 2,950 ft2
Construction Duration: September 2017 – May 2018
Photography: Simone Morciano