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Location: London, England
Price: £2.65 Million ($3.9 Million)
For today's installment, we take a trip across the pond to London, where an impressive concrete-glass-and-steel contemporary home has just hit the market. More of a building than a house, this six-story residence was designed by Pentagram partner William Russell in 2002 for himself. In 2009, it received an extension and an update by Form Design Architecture.
Located off Brick Lane in the heart of Shoreditch, the 2,309-square-foot house offers stunning views of the skyline from its roof terrace, while its soaring double-height living areas and mezzanines create dynamic open spaces.
But it's the raw concrete interior structure that makes it a special house. It achieves that rare balance between museum-like austerity and homey coziness without losing any of its architectural pedigree. This is most evident in the bright corner kitchen that is wrapped in two-story tall windows and features a gallery above it.
Other delightful details include a top-floor office that opens up to the south-facing roof terrace, glass brick skylights, a steel staircase that appears to be suspended, reading nooks, wire cage walls, and glazed windows. Take a look below.
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