Set on top of a South London hill that marks the edge of the Thames valley plain, Ruskin Park House is a striking set of apartment buildings built to the 1930’s modernistic designs of Watkins Gray Architects – with long lines, bow windows and large metal windows still very much intact.
The client’s top floor apartment enjoys skyline views across treetops and the city in one direction and its own tranquil park like setting from the other. The original layout also benefited from a ‘zig-zag’ internal entrance hallway which neatly separated the reception rooms away from the bedrooms along with a semi-recessed south facing balcony which interconnects between two rooms.
Our aspiration was to remodel and update the layout to make the most of the abundance of natural daylight, clean air and views, whilst complimenting the existing 1930’s architectural character to create a peaceful and calm setting within. A more open and free-flowing arrangement was introduced that included hidden storage spaces and a strategy for the curated display of the client’s varied collection of artefacts and artworks.
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