London, Ratcliffe Wharf

Ratcliffe Wharf was originally a boat repair yard opening onto the Thames at Ratcliffe Steps, Limehouse. It was re-built in the 1950’s after being destroyed by bombing in the Blitz and was later converted into six luxury apartments during the early 1980’s.

The penthouse apartment, was split over two floors both with magnificent 180º views south over the Thames. The top floor enjoys a 50 sq m roof garden whilst the main level living space has full width windows along the river elevation.

We stripped the space back to shell and completely redesigned and re-fitted the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment to create a state-of-the-art entertaining space reflecting its glamorous location. Black American Walnut was used extensively to form the open, feature staircase and was contrasted with limestone worktops for the bespoke kitchen. Full height Zebra wood panels line the entrance hall and conceal doors to the individual en-suite bedrooms. The back lit display walls glow red with the specially commissioned canvasses which form the back drop to the open book shelves and together with the scene-set lighting scheme, completely transform the room to suit the mood and the occasion.

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