Sir David Adjaye’s seminal Misplaced Home in London is up for sale for $8.2 million, providing a uncommon alternative to purchase a personal residence by the acclaimed Ghanaian-British architect.
The 2004 concrete home, constructed on a former industrial web site in King’s Cross, north London, has a glamorous inside with black partitions, colourful accents, an indoor lap pool, and an inside fish pond. Its inward-facing design and nameless brick façade give it complete privateness.
In accordance with James Klonaris of The Fashionable Home, the house’s joint promoting agent, the Misplaced Home is a crucial work of Adjaye created on the peak of his profession and has featured in tv exhibits together with “Spooks”, “Silent Witness” and “Fortunate Man”, Danny Boyle’s “Trance” movie (2013), and in Harpers Bazaar, In Type, Glamour and Vogue journal photoshoots.
Like jewels encased in a field, the 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom Crinan Avenue home, constructed on a drive-through yard and alleyway, is totally hid from view from the road, incomes it its moniker. Situated a couple of minutes’ stroll from King’s Cross and St Pancras Worldwide stations, its entrance encompasses a former supply entrance and a small black door, which supply no trace of what lies past it.
The multi-level, minimalist home facilities round a 60ft-long area, which has a 4m-high ceiling and partitions clad in engineered wood boards and vertical wood slats. The reception space sits between the 2 open-air areas, the aquarium-style, glass-walled pond and a tropical courtyard backyard. To 1 aspect of the kitchen is a sunken cinema room with lime inexperienced partitions and upholstered seating.
Gentle pours in from above through the three mild wells, which culminate into the 2 courtyard gardens and the pond. Mirrored panels and black resin flooring within the reception room present reflective surfaces, additional enhancing mild ranges. Reflective black paint, in the meantime, has been used on its partitions.
Klonaris notes that its multi-level format supplies a “modernist really feel” whereas its black partitions “work fantastically” within the constructing. “The sunshine wells illuminate the plush crops, transporting you to a tropical place,” he says. “The home is a recent, city tackle a Balinese villa. At evening, up-lighters illuminate backyard foliage, providing a special ambiance.”
On its decrease stage, accessed by naked concrete steps, are two bedrooms, which characteristic pink-purple and mint inexperienced hues. The en suite main bedroom has water-level views of the home’s most dramatic characteristic – a protracted, slim pool, which has an atmospheric, moody really feel to it. Elsewhere, there’s an integral personal double storage with a studio area or visitor bed room above it.
On arrival, Man Bradshaw of United Kingdom Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, the house’s joint promoting agent, says “you can not assist however discover the sheer quantity of the area that has been created and the magical expertise afforded by the intelligent use of sunshine. The supplies all through the property are reflective of Sir David Adjaye’s type and ideas – it’s a true masterpiece of design.”
In the marketplace for the second time in its historical past, the Misplaced Home is “one of the important home tasks of latest occasions” and a “masterclass in spatial design and lightweight”, in line with The Fashionable Home, so might it go for greater than its asking worth?
Klonaris says that whereas “some consumers see structure the identical artwork, all of it relies upon in the marketplace”. He provides that its price ticket displays the truth that it’s a seminal work of Adjaye and in addition to its location in King’s Cross, “which is one in all London’s regeneration success tales.”