Period mansion block apartments are usually impressive Victorian and Edwardian mansion block buildings situated in desirable neighbourhoods of West London including Chelsea, Kensington, Holland Park and Mayfair. When mansion blocks were originally built, demand for a “pied-a-terre” in London was high, especially with the up and coming, affluent middle classes. Mansion block apartments offered a practical solution to owning a property in West London, without the need to keep staff or the expense of running a large property.
Space was limited so the need to build upwards was obvious. After the first mansion apartment blocks were commercially very successful, specialist architects and builders became more confident and designed and built beautiful mansion block apartments to accommodate the most aspirational and affluent of Victorian society.
Today, mansion block apartment owners enjoy the beautiful exteriors of their building as well as a stunning home after refurbishment, often much more wonderful to live in than originally intended. Modern technology and design techniques allow residential architects to raise ceiling heights, create open space and reconfigure interiors for today’s lifestyle. A significant gap usually exists between ceilings and the floor above, creating the opportunity to raise ceilings, harness the grandeur of the mansion block and enhance the apartment itself.
Buro Architects have carried out renovation and refurbishment of approximately 80 mansion block apartments over the last 20 years. Our design experience and period property refurbishment expertise in dealing with managing agents, neighbours and local planning authorities is without equal. When considering renovating your mansion block apartment in West London, get in touch for a no obligation estimate or click for some property renovation advice.
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