After a decade in the making, this largely subterranean home with a sculptural roof has hit the market for nearly $7.6 million.
Architect Gianni Botsford spent years overlooking views of a dilapidated 1960s bungalow from his top-floor flat in Notting Hill—and then he seized the opportunity to replace the eyesore with a new house that would take over a decade to complete.
Slotted into the backyard of an 1840s brick villa, the recently finished "House in a Garden" is a strikingly sculptural abode with a funnel-shaped roof clad in gleaming copper panels. The unusual shape was largely informed by the challenging site constraints—the small, north-facing lot is overshadowed by large buildings on three sides. Botsford mitigated this challenge by using computer modeling to optimize access to garden views and natural light.
As a result, daylight is funneled deep inside the 2,769-square-foot home, which consists of two basement floors in addition to a pavilion-like ground floor. Massive walls of glass, an open-plan layout, and strategically placed light wells and skylights all serve to distribute daylight throughout the three floors.
Luxuriously dressed in a palette of copper, glass, wood, and marble, the contemporary home has three bedrooms, three baths and a subterranean swimming pool. House in a Garden has hit the market for $7.6 million—scroll ahead for a look inside.