Warwick Square Grade II Listed Apartment

Carta Nova Architecture & Beyond, London, 2021



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Carta Nova's approach to this apartment in the Grade II-listed Building in Warwick square is contemporary and respectful.

When our clients purchased the flat in 2019, it was in appalling condition: creaky flooring, poor sound insulation, only one bathroom and a tiny kitchen tucked into the darkest corner.

The brief was to bring a fresh and new feeling to the place while taking care of the original features and character of the building.

The reconfiguration of the floor plan is sympathetic to the historical building's structure and enables better use of the spaces, plenty of sunlight, and a smooth flow of the functions. We amended the existing layout to include an open-plan dining kitchen area, an en-suite in the master bedroom and a guest bedroom with an adjacent guest bathroom.

To reignite the historical interiors, we applied a solid bamboo parquet flooring that was reminiscent of the tradition of using timber floor finish, considering the impact on the environment. We applied eco-friendly water-based paints from Farrow & Ball to all internal walls in a colour palette reflecting our client's taste for bold, cool aesthetics, echoing their Scandinavian homeland.

Annual CO2 data was not provided


  • Begun: Jul 2020
  • Completed: Feb 2021
  • Floor area: 100m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £190,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: May 2020
  • Procurement: JCT minor works
  • Address: Pimlico, London, SW1V, United Kingdom

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