"Design studio Banda creates cultivated elegance in a London penthouse evocative of a French farmhouse through considered sourcing and sustainable practices.
Edo attests sustainability is more than simply being energy efficient. “Environmental impact must be factored into every decision,” he says. “To us, mitigating impact means building high-quality homes that last and are ‘built for life’. Reducing unnecessary retrofitting or restoration in the future, which ultimately costs time, money, and energy,” he adds.
Banda’s latest project in Notting Hill, London, is a three-bedroom penthouse perched on the fifth floor that conjures the feel of a French farmhouse. Edo deliberately wanted to avoid the typical penthouse aesthetic, seeking inspiration from his travels. The result is a country-style retreat in an urban environment, set behind a stucco facade circa 1850. The 2300 square foot abode also features a spiral staircaseleading to a 500 square foot roof terrace overlooking Leinster Square gardens." Via Est Living
Words by Sarah Knight