Montrose Court, SW7 (sold)

Having successfully refurbished one flat in this prestigious South Kensington Mansion Block, the opportunity to purchase an unmodernised 3 bedroom in the same building could not be missed.

Acquired as a 1,410 sq ft 3 bed, 2 bath 7th floor flat in October 2013, the property was badly laid-out and in need of modernisation.

After negotiating the license to alter, work commenced with reorganising the internal space: removing the en-suite in the corner of the master bedroom to create a luxuriously large room with an entire wall of fitted wardrobes; converting the shared bath and cloakroom into the en-suite for the master bedroom; building a shared bathroom and cloakroom from unutilised corridor space; creating a larger, galley-shaped kitchen by removing one door and moving another; and improving the shape and usability of the living room by enlarging the entranceway into a double door and re-siting it opposite the dining area.

The flat was then redecorated, fitted with high-end fixtures and fittings, beautifully dressed and returned to the sales market, selling in June 2014 for £3.5m.