35 Parkgate Road, London SW11
Architect: Rafael Borrego
Developer: Company Live Property Development
Delivered by bespoke developers CLPD, the three-bedroom apartment is located on the first floor of an architecturally impressive former industrial warehouse in Ransome's Dock.
In the neighbourhood of Norman Foster's iconic architectural practice and adjacent to Vivienne Westwood’s fashion house, the apartments are the latest addition to this exclusive enclave synonymous with the capital's glitterati. To cement the Dock's extravagant credentials, a natural spring in the warehouse basement even provides a bespoke source of water to the ground floor.
Extending to almost 2,000 sq ft and renovated to the highest specification with premium materials, CLPD has harnessed an exquisite combination of the industrial and organic to execute a sumptuous yet elegant finish. Resonant with an understated, sophisticated feel, the interior of the living room is rich in the building’s industrial history. Polished concrete floors and contemporary wooden panelling in the vast living areas provide a chic framework against which London’s urban lifestyle is destined to unfold.
For sale with the furniture in situ, purchasers will enjoy the finest pieces from Vitra and Carl Hansen. Raw marble surfaces juxtapose with robust recycled paper units and distressed metal work top to deliver a customised Minacciolo kitchen sourced from the heart of Italy. Tiles, made from recycled materials by Mutina, imbue the designer Italian Rexa bathrooms with a utilitarian chic while Vola taps, Corian baths and Murano glass basins nod towards a profound attention to details rarely achieved in even a designer hotel.
"The whole house has different textures and surfaces highlighted by different lighting throughout."
- Rafael Borrego, Architect
"We wanted to retain the industrial feel of the place so we kept the distressed concrete ceilings and pillars..."
- Dean Louw, Developer