Extraordinary
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Extraordinary

Date
4/01/2019

Client

Private client

Project type

Renovation & Refurbishment

Contractor

REDD


Master 1st floor apartment with 15 feet high ceilings

REDD London has had the opportunity to completely renovate one of Mayfair’s most impressive apartments, a 1st floor 923 sqft residence with a ballroom-sized reception room at 6 Charles Street, once the home of art critic John Ruskin and his wife Effie, whose lives are portrayed in the 2014 movie “Effie Gray” starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson and Greg Wise, is now Mayfair’s finest lettings opportunity.

Located within an opulent white-stucco building, originally built in 1753 and updated in 1900, the grand first floor apartment has been newly refurbished and interior designed throughout by REDD, and is available fully dressed. The apartment has ceiling heights of over 15 feet and features a ballroom-sized reception room with three large French windows opening onto a south facing step-out balcony overlooking Charles Street.

REDD managed all aspects of the project from start to finish, this included:

  • Management of design and specification
  • Appointment of design team
  • Tender and appointment of main contractor
  • Coordination of Licence to Alter
  • Monitoring of works on site
  • Sign-off of samples and workmanship
  • FF&E installation
  • Management of agents and viewing
  • Negotiation of rental agreement
  • Tenant check-in and on-going tenant management

The works included:

  • Strip-out existing apartment back to shell
  • Secure and make good original lath and plaster ceilings and decorative plaster work
  • Replace all building services
  • Acoustically insulate floors and ceilings
  • Level floors
  • Creation of new floorplan layout, including cloak room and dressing room
  • Plaster all rooms and repair and replace decorative mouldings.
  • Refurbish floor to ceiling casement doors and windows
  • Fit new kitchen, bathrooms and dressing room
  • New timber flooring throughout
  • Decorate, test and commission
  • Fully furnish for rental market

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