The Leinster Square project by Banda Property

Banda property

I’ve always loved old city architecture and historic buildings. Try to imagine high ceilings, distinctive mouldings, floor to ceiling windows, wooden floors and open fireplaces. Unfortunately many of them are left to ruin, even on a very good city locations. It is not always the case but sometimes these buildings get not only a facelift but a well thought transformation, awarding it with a totally new life. The way these Victorian terrace buildings on The Leinster Square have been converted, reflects the most sensible mix of historic elements and the modern way of living. Behind of the change is Banda Property, a well known property developer for their ‘design for living’ philosophy and sophisticated aesthetic.

Before renovation, the building was in such a devastating state that the developer could only keep the façades but completely demolished the interior. To keep the historical value, they preserved and then recreated most of the period features such as herringbone parquet floors or mouldings on the ceilings. Installation of modern amenities like underfloor heating and natural air conditioning brought contemporary functionality and comfort. Throughout each of the eight apartments, five maisonettes and two penthouses, you will find a thoughtful aesthetic of a neutral colour palette, natural materials like oak, marble and brass, as well as a curated selection of furniture and art works.

13-19 Leinster Square, Notting Hill, the row of townhouses in 1970s had been converted into a hotel
Curated selection of furniture, lighting and art works
Bespoke Banda Kuvaa Rosso Levanto marble console
Rooms are flooded with natural light from full-height windows
Dominant neutral colour palette throughout the apartment

“I’m drawn to pieces which tell a story, whether it’s the journey of where its material has come from or the person who has made it,” Mapelli Mozzi says. “I might have the big design ideas but it’s the thousands of hands, from Banda’s design team to our many craftsmen, that have brought it to life.”

Versailles parquetry, herringbone and chevron oak wood flooring
Kitchen designed by well known Belgian company Obumex

“Minimising the detailing brings a sense of balance and cleanness to each space, allowing the architecture and spatial planning to shine through” – Edo Mapelli Mozzi

“Cloud 19″ pendant by New York atelier Apparatus
Extensive use of Italian marble in bathrooms, kitchen and fireplaces design
Some of the apartments have terraces facing the courtyard
Entrance hallway. Ceilings are 3.4m high.


  1. 190 Sofa, Pierre Augustine Rose
  2. Selfoss sconce, Aerin
  3. Little Petra lounge chiar, &Tradition
  4. Rosewood and cane chair by Joaquim Tenreiro
  5. Cloud 19 pendant, Apparatus
  6. Pilotis side table by Malgorzata Buny for The New Craftsman
  7. Trapeze pendant, Apparatus

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