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Location: London, England
Price: £1,595,000 (~$2,378,935)
Crowned the best new house in the UK in 2013 by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Slip House was designed by London-based architect Carl Turner as his own home and studio. Turner sold the home a few years ago, but the three-story abode reminiscent of a stack of cantilevered ice cubes is now back on the market for about $2.38M. Built from translucent glass, steel, and concrete, the house continues its minimalist and Zen look inside with clean-lined, pale-hued furnishings throughout.
The understated house seeks to impress in the details. A major factor in its RIBA award is the home's thorough low-energy design: features like triple glazing, PV and thermal panels, a sizable roof garden, and rainwater harvesting help the roughly 2,150-square-foot residence achieve stellar energy performance. Per the listing, Turner recently noted in Small, a book about his work, that "once the heating is turned off, it takes a good 12 hours for the temperature to drop a degree or two."
Anyway, the property offers four bedrooms (two of which are currently used as a home gym and reception area) on the lower levels and a kitchen and living room on the upper floor. According to The Spaces, the home is now adjoined to another Carl Turner house and is close to still another Turner-designed complex: a shipping container village for startups and small businesses. Certainly a design-minded neighb'!