Rental of the week: a London loft by Feilden Fowles Architects

Its 1930s grandeur gets a contemporary update

This Art Deco home in London’s Bayswater has been brought gently into the 21st century by Feilden Fowles Architects.

Situated in a 1932 mansion block designed by W Henry White & Sons, the apartment was empty for over a decade before Feilden Fowles restored its faded grandeur.

Taking a ‘less is more’ approach, the practice – which scooped the BD Young Architect of the Year 2016 award – stripped the apartment back to its bones, revealing the original Palladian-style symmetry of its 1,671 sq ft floor plan, as well as its wall linings.

Art deco home on the market via Domus Nova
Photography: Domus Nova

Feilden Fowles have created a grand, walnut-lined hallway that acts as the spine of the loft, leading to a vast open living room and kitchen at the front. The wide space channels light deep into the heart of the loft, where bedrooms branch off on either side.

Dark woods, parquet flooring and brass accents nod to the opulence of the Art Deco era, but there’s also a ruggedness to the space, available to rent via Domus Nova. This is seen in exposed concrete and steel structural beams, and the apartment’s bespoke marble kitchen.

Queens Court – a stone’s throw from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road market, and close to Hyde Park – is ideal for exploring the city. And should you wish to make your stay permanent, you can buy the two-bedroom architect-designed apartment for £2.5m…

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