After last week’s enthusiastic reception to the return of The Househunter, I’m pleased to be kicking off this week with visit to west London to the home of shoe designer LK Bennett.
You like the store? You’ll probably love the house. It’s on the market for £8.95m with CBRE Residential and it’s really quite fancy as you can see.
Converted from three floors of office space it has its own lift and a 56ft long roof terrace. I know, no garden, but hell, we could manage with a balcony that big.
It’s very minimal and very tidy and when I buy it I shall probably throw down a few more rugs and hang a few more pictures on the wall but then I have always tended more towards the maximalist end of the scale.
I’m quite sad there’s no picture of the kitchen as it’s only when it’s not there you realise how much I/you/we? judge a house by its kitchen. Anyway, there isn’t, you can decide what that means. On on on to the next.
And that’s a former bakery in South East London which is on the market for £1,350,000 via The Modern House. I love kitchen above although I think I would have used black grout on the tiles.
This large open plan space with that enormous skylight is wonderful and just look at the grain on that floor.
It is arranged over two floors but has permission for a third floor to be added. There are currently two bedrooms and a dressing room on the ground floor with the living space above.
Finally, this. There are 41 images in the brochure which is something I don’t think I have ever seen before. It’s another Modern House property (£1,750,000) but the outside is extraordinary. It’s clad in opaque black glass to reflect the environment around it.
Isn’t it amazing. I sort of prefer the outside to the inside but then you can change the inside and I think I might spend a lot of time lying in the garden staring at this house.
Having said that, I wouldn’t cry if this was my kitchen and I love how the owners have added red cables to the pendant lights. A great little detail
There are four bedrooms and it’s by the architect Ian McChesney who definitely deserves a mention for his work. There are sliding doors and large floor to ceiling windows to keep that link with the outside.
But it is, ultimately, the exterior that wins so here are a couple more images for you to really see it.
I had to look at this one below a couple of times before I realised what was going on.
So where are we moving to this week folks?