Project by: Callender Howorth
Location: Shoreditch, London
It takes a certain special someone to see the potential in an out-of-date building. In this instance, that special someone was London-based designer Callender Howorth. A former telephone exchange building in Shoreditch, London had long ago been converted into a penthouse apartment by his client. Antiquated furnishings and fixtures necessitated a refresh of the home, so he turned to Callender to bring the space up-to-date and give it a clean slate for the modern day.
"The original brief was to simply update the apartment with a new kitchen and bathroom and decorate throughout. It was to be rented out again, but by updating the basic features the return on rental could be increased and bring it into line with newer rental properties in the area. However, upon viewing the apartment, we instantly spotted the potential it had and decided to make it a much more special place with a distinctive loft-style feel."