This stunning loft apartment occupies the top floors of what would have been the headmaster’s house of Rochelle Street School in Shoreditch. The apartment combines striking industrial features, an abundance of glass and a sophisticated colour palette to create a light, modern and welcoming space. To achieve the desired look, MPD retained several original features. The exposed brickwork on the disused chimney breast and the steel air conditioning vent have an industrial feel, while the Poliform kitchen with its white Corian surfaces and floating island adds a touch of modern-day luxury to the main living space. Connecting the apartment’s ground floor, mezzanine bedroom and small terrace is a magnificent bespoke white steel and glass staircase designed and engineered by MPD, which creates a light and open look. The glass panels of the staircase also mirror those of the bedroom wall, creating an effortless and sleek continuation.
In-keeping with the contemporary look the main colour scheme of the property was restricted to a palette of cool blue, white and grey accessorised with finishing touches from Ralph Lauren Home and furniture from Poliform and B&B Italia. Save for some impressive blue speakers from Bang & Olufsen in the living area much of the technology is discreet, including bond style electric black out blinds throughout. Pattern was introduced in the striped bedroom carpet and the patchwork rug in the living room to give the scheme some depth and interest. Various textures were also used within the space, such as the poured resin bathroom floor and the sheer white curtains which shield the wardrobes. The abundance of soft furnishings and subtle patterns throughout the apartment creates a softness which perfectly balances the overall masculine appearance.
Pictures by Jake FitzJake Fitzjones Photography