From the upbeat bustle of Bayswater, this three-bedroom garden apartment is pared-down and pristine. Architecture virtuosos SPPARC were behind Gloucester Terrace’s pioneering renovation; the studio’s hallmark attributes are realised with organic textures, flawless engineering and the clever integration of sunlight into the subterranean plot.
Natural materials and mood-soothing lighting characterises the kitchen. Smooth marble surfaces contrast with an exposed brick wall, with high-spec appliances poised for all manner of culinary creativity. The intimate dining space has a welcoming warmth, with subtly recessed and linear track lighting. Welcoming banquette seating is paired with a Knoll marble dining table.
Just beyond, there’s a cosy alpine-esque feel to the living area, courtesy of blonde wood walls, a minimalist fireplace and floor lamps that cast a warm glow when nights draw in. A wall of retractable glazing infuses the space with daylight, opening to the garden outside. Light and shadow plays out in parallel lines across the wooden panelling, clean-line fencing and patio tiles neatly laid with lines of grass. It’s a meditative al fresco spot, with terrazzo marble seating framed by leafy bamboo shoots.
The master bedroom suite enjoys synergy between the indoors and out, with full-height glazing facing the patio. Wood-panelled wardrobes afford a soft naturality, with an en-suite bathroom revealed behind a bi-folding door. It’s a showpiece of Carrara marble, with a sunken tub for indulgent soaks. One of the guest bedrooms is filled with soft light through bay windows; the other is finished with elegant tongue-and-groove panelling.