Flat conversion on Upper Richmond road

This five storey Victorian building in Putney town centre had a shop on the ground and basement floor and an unlettable run down single flat on the three upper floors.  The client request was to refurbish and uplift the flat to current standards and to divide it into 2 flats. What has been described as ‘the most incredible refurbishment that literally took the property back to the bare walls gave the us the opportunity to create the sort of home you normally only find in expensive lifestyle magazines’.

There was no space to extend so we had a challenge to fit all that was required within this confined area.  The solution was very exciting and even though some of the rooms were quite small, we have taken full advantage of tall ceilings, period features and tall sloping roofs to create two modern and beautifully presented apartments that offers the perfect modern home in the heart of Putney.   In the top flat we arranged the bedrooms on the first level and the living room on the top to make the most of daylight and take advantage of all the height in the roof to make a spacious open plan kitchen/ living space. Clever planning allowed the large living room within the space ration for a one person ‘studio’ . 

Our role was to support the owner all the way from design through planning permission for the additional flat to managing the project on site. We also went beyond this to help the owner to present the property for sale, provide freeholder plans and liaise with Estate Agents.

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We know that your priority is to maximise the potential of your portfolio and we understand the constraints and opportunities that a site can offer. By working closely with you, we can meet the requirements of your budget and programme.



Andrew Catto Architects
154 Putney High Street
London SW15 1RS
Tel: 020 8785 0077