Gatti House

Gatti House is a magnificent Grade II listed building which has been restored into four bespoke apartments. Each apartment has been designed to create a unique look and feel, with all four apartments enjoying bespoke interior design pieces, whilst maintaining and enhancing the historic elements of the building. The renovation has transformed the building, now featuring a beautiful internal courtyard, rooftop terrace and an elegant sweeping communal staircase. Versailles style smoked oak flooring is featured throughout two of the apartments, with reclaimed wide timber boards featuring in the loft apartment and herringbone oak flooring to the penthouse. The meticulous attention to detail continues throughout, with bespoke joinery in bathrooms and kitchens, Carrara and Arrabescato marble bathrooms, Lefroy Brooks bathroom fittings, Philip Jeffries textured wardrobe panels, Superus & Butler wash stand style basin, polished concrete, exposed beams and Ralph Lauren light fittings.

Rebuilt in 1858, the Adelphi Theatre was acquired in 1879 by Agostino and Stefano Gatti, freehold owners of 409-410 Strand. Soon after came the birth of the Adelphi Theatre restaurant in 409-410 Strand and to this day the ground floor retains the form of the former restaurant frontage. On the upper floors the elaborate decorative plasterwork and woodwork testify to the quality of the private dining rooms which used to inhabit these spaces as does the interwoven metalwork of the balustrade of the staircase. The first and second floors were fitted out with elaborate hardwood doors featuring carved door cases some incorporating cats’ heads (‘gatti’ is the Italian word for cats).

A sensitive and intelligent approach has to be adopted when developing any Grade 2 listed building especially one steeped in history such as Gatti House. The developer, alongside the design team, therefore felt a duty to bring the building back to life while staying true to its intended architectural principles. Everyone involved has been truly inspired and enthralled by the story of the building and the Gatti brothers. An evocative and exciting project has been undertaken with all involved feeling proud that this is the next step in the building’s rich history. The mission for Gatti House was to celebrate the ornate style of this building and to reflect its elegance in the interior design, whilst creating well-proportioned and comfortable apartments.

Architect: Georgina Turvey – Peek Architecture & Design
Interior Designer: Lucy Barlow – Barlow & Barlow
Size: 4 apartments, totalling 7,215 sq. ft
Completion date: May 2015

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