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Modernist Brick House in Notting Hill is Tall, Dark, and Turreted

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Designed by Palestine-born architect Tom Kay and completed in 1967, this dark and narrow Modernist home in London's Notting Hill neighborhood certainly turned heads when it replaced the corner unit of a charming row of Victorian terrace houses. Beyond its striking Staffordshire blue brick façade, which covers quite a bit of the interior space as well, the 1,806-square-foot residence sticks out (literally) with a soaring cylindrical turret that connects all four stories of the home—from the basement to the rooftop terrace.

Originally designed for a photographer and opera singer, the home packs the bedrooms, kitchen, and dining area on the lowest two floors, and then opens up to a large living room and studio on the upper levels. Now on the market for the second time in history, the property (Grade II listed in the U.K. for its architectural significance) also comes with some surprising uses of concrete. The spiral staircase, storage unit supports, and built-in light fixtures are all precast concrete. The ask? $4.2M.


· Kensington Place [official listing via Huh]