Tales of the Unexpected: our selection of the most surreal spaces on the market
We’ve gathered a selection of current sales that range from the radical avant-garde to subtle twists of the unexpected.
Into the Blue: Mornington Terrace, NW1
Located on the fringes of Regent’s Park, the interior of this Victorian house has been wonderfully re-imagined by Undercover Architecture and Estelle Chandresinghe. The intriguing space has unexpected pops of colour and experimental pieces of joinery, glazing and fixtures – including a Japanese wooden-barrel bathtub.
Modern Muse: Eglon House, NW1
Inspired by Pierre Chareau’s iconic Maison de Verre in Paris, Eglon House is one of the most extraordinary new houses to be built in London in living memory. Composed of two distinct buildings that face each other across a secluded courtyard in the heart of Primrose Hill, it provides more than 13,000 sq ft of beautifully crafted live/work accommodation. The space is richly influenced by the Art Deco style of the Maison de Verr with an elegant combination of pitch-pine, burnt American walnut woodblock, Lebanese cedar, Portland stone and patinated Italian marble.
Shaping Up: St Ann’s Court, Surrey
St. Ann’s Court is one of the most iconic houses to be built in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. It was designed in 1936 by renowned architect Sir Raymond McGrath and is a very rare Modern example of the English country house tradition. The striking “Round House” contains a spectacular circular living room and a Mondrian inspired kitchen and library.
Culture Shock: Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Inspired by the American residences of Frank Lloyd Wright, this house is an exceptional example of twentieth-century design situated in an idyllic Warwickshire landscape. The interiors are lined with exotic hardwoods and the house features a spectacular spiral staircase and circular indoor swimming pool.
Higher Plane: Highpoint, N6
Completed in 1938, this extraordinary penthouse was designed by Modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin for his own use. The building is recognised as one of the best examples of the early International Style in London and the apartment retains remarkable pieces of furniture that Lubetkin specifically designed for the space. From its elevated position in Highgate, it has unparalleled panoramic views across London.
Epic Proportions: Assington, Suffolk
Positioned on the border of Essex and Suffolk, this barn conversion was recently awarded the prestigious title ‘Restoration of the Year’ at The Sunday Times British Home Awards. The house extends over 5,500 sq ft and operates on a scale which is more often experienced in ecclesiastical or public buildings.
Bold Geometry: Royal College Street, NW1
Renowned architect Henning Stummel has created this exciting sculptural design in Camden Town. The terracotta-coloured concrete conceals a substantial residence and commercial premises that overlooks the Regent’s Canal. Expansive glazing offers a panoramic view of the canal and has been carefully designed so as not to detract from the bold geometry of the building.
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