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Exciting and bold contemporary house in London

We discovered this cool abode on The Modern House, designed by the renowned architects Powell Tuck Associates, this award-winning contemporary property offers spectacular modern living space in the serene surroundings on London. The building is comprised of just over 5,300 square feet. Roughly one third of the property is for commercial usage and is currently in use as an architectural studio, consisting of a large open-plan office on the first floor and a reception room and store room on the ground floor.

The building’s form, the colors and textures of the external materials, and its relationship with its private courtyard setting are all aesthetically very well balanced. The relationship between the live and work aspects is efficient and unobtrusive to either function. The ground floor contains five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a utility room and a games room / garage. The first floor contains a study and a sensational kitchen / reception / dining room, with full-height glazed doors onto a terrace with a westerly aspect. Interior materials include poured-concrete floors, walls of exposed blockwork and brick, and extensive amounts of glazing.

The orientation and format of the living space makes optimum use of the overlooked urban backland site. The interiors-particularly the light filled first floor living spaces-are at once dramatic and elegant. The pragmatic use of honest, rough, inexpensive finishes in the interior creates a utilitarian aesthetic that perfectly suites the building’s crisp linear architecture. The property demonstrates great attention to detail, with a Modernist emphasis on transparency and rectilinearity. Most importantly, however, the building clearly functions very successfully as a family home for its owners and their four children: an exemplary new urban home that represents excellent value for the money.

This spectacular property is listed for sale at 4,915,263 from here.

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