Ok, the architect didn’t ‘design’ the complete structure, this David Adjaye-designed Victorian terraced property in London N1 is actually a reworking of a period property.
It’s an interesting one too – more interesting than your average Victorian terraced, that’s for sure. It goes by the name Swarovski House (due to it being created for a member of the Swarovski family) and is a remodelling of an early Victorian terraced property in Islington.
The period façade has been kept, but the rest of the house has been transformed into a modern / modernist living space, complete with double-height spaces and an impressive glazed extension leading onto the garden at the rear. There are also various half levels connected by a timber staircase, with ‘unexpected openings’ offering views from one space to another and a considerable amount of natural light.
As for space, the floorplans show a lower ground floor with bedroom and ‘void’ space, with a raised ground floor hosting an open plan reception room, dining room and kitchen, along with a bedroom, en-suite and that impressive extension leading into the garden.
A first floor gas a bedroom and what looks like the main / family bathroom, while a level up is a sizeable roof terrace space. Obviously, that’s half the tale – the real story here is the clever design behind those period walls, which you can see from the images (more of which are on the agent’s site).
If you want it, you’ll be looking at £1,295,000.