Quite a lot of retro spaces of late, which we are hoping to balance out this week with a few more modern property finds. Saying that, the Adjaye Associates-designed Fog House in London EC1 does have one foot in the past.
That’s because this house is a converted vintage brick warehouse, one that apparently ’occupies one of Clerkenwell’s finest location, overlooking St James’s Church. Not just location – space is also a selling point here. 2,781 sq. ft. over five storeys.
That comes from the original building – originally an art studio prior to conversion but now described as a live/ work space – as well as the extended space, predominantly glazed and maximising the natural light within.
Once inside, you’ll encounter something special, a double-height space with a galleried study and a library on a steel gantry. Below that is a reception room, which has an adjacent wet room and as such, could be converted to guest accommodation. A garage completes the ground floor layout.
After that you have three open plan floors to play with. Currently, the first floor is laid out as office space (but could be used for a bedroom), complete with full-height glazing, a large covered terrace and a bathroom on the landing with glass-tiled walls.
The master bedroom is on the second floor, with a freestanding bath, a large dressing room, and an en-suite shower room. Head up to the top floor and you will find the reception, kitchen and dining room. This floor also has glazing on three sides and three large (opening) roof lights. A southeast-facing terrace completes the layout up here.
Something very special and very stylish. But it does come at a price, which is £3,950,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more images and details, please visit the website.
Update: Thanks for the Twitter feedback on this one, which we know realise is a house commissioned by Janet Street-Porter in 2004.