Rooftop Cocktails



Penthouse flat in period property

In a Nutshell

The perfect place to work, rest and play with a striking metallic bar area and elegant home office space.

Our Aim

Rencraft’s main showroom has been based at 81, Calverley Road in Tunbridge Wells for over 20 years. At the top of the showroom there was a flat, which 18 months ago became available and so we decided to extend the Rencraft showroom by turning the space into a penthouse.

Whilst we were in the design stage for the penthouse, we decided that we wanted to maximise the space and make it functional yet still supremely stylish. As such, we chose to include two new spaces alongside the kitchen: a cocktail bar to entertain clients and partners, as well as an office with a presentation suite, so our designers could sit down with clients and have a private space to get sample boards together, as well as handles, paint colours, worktops and fabrics.

The bar really came into its own when we hosted an event at the end of September celebrating Rencraft’s 40 years, with cocktails being made in a great space. It’s amazing to see just what you can achieve from a very small footprint!

Cocktail bar with shelving, liquid metal worktop, marble splash back and marble sink, wine fridge and bar stools.
Home office with large handmade wooden desk, bespoke cabinets with storage and sliding ladder.Liquid metal worktop

Project Details

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In order to create a stunning bar area we knew that one of our main priorities had to be taking full advantage of the 5 metre high lantern so we could maximise the light flooding in and so show off the range of natural materials we had selected. To enhance this effect further, we had some bespoke metal work made for above the bar, as well as a stunning liquid metal worktop which is complemented by a dramatic marble splashback and sink.

We chose to position a handmade double desk in the centre of the room which is perfect for face-to-face meetings as it provides plenty of space to lay out plans to look over and discuss. We also added cutting-edge AV with a large screen on one wall which allows CAD designs and drawings to be displayed. To finish the space and provide plenty of space for storage, we designed floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with drawers and cupboards and a sliding ladder to provide easy access to the top cupboards.

Bronze metal bar with cocktails and alcohol bottles on shelving

Take a Tour

Take a video tour of 81, The Penthouse and listen to our MD, John talk through our design decisions.

Like what you see? Why not make an appointment with one of our kitchen designers to chat through your new kitchen project by calling 01732 762682 or emailing