An Architect Couple’s Asymmetrical Home With a Next-Level Plan Seeks £2.8M

Designed by the duo behind award-winning firm Liddicoat & Goldhill, the multilevel house is angled to capture natural light on its narrow site in London.
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Location: Terrace Road, London, England

Price: £2,750,000

Architect: Liddicoat & Goldhill

Footprint: 2,387 square feet (four bedrooms, four baths)

From the agent: "The Makers House rests in a terrace of semi-detached villas a short walk away from Victoria Park Village, Well Street Common and London Fields. It was designed by the celebrated architects Liddicoat & Goldhill and, in 2018, was shortlisted for both the Manser Medal and RIBA House of The Year, among many other awards. Soaring, light-filled living spaces, beautifully crafted interiors, and a conspicuous level of fine craftsmanship throughout all contribute to its deserving moniker."

David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill of the RIBA award-winning firm Liddicoat & Goldhill designed and built their home in London’s Hackney borough on an irregularly shaped site. Located within the Victoria Park conservation area, the structure is constrained by local regulations that forbid new builds to impede neighbors’ access to natural light.

The 2,387-square-foot residence’s public and private living spaces are spread across four stories.

"At the ground floor and basement, a multilevel ‘broken plan’ arrangement creates a variety of living spaces within a single volume," says the listing agent.

"The west-facing sitting room provides a formal space at a raised level, which looks down onto the bespoke hand-built kitchen and dining area," says the listing agent.

"The outer skin of Roman brickwork extends to the inner walls and combines beautifully with exposed structural steel and timber beams," says the listing agent.

Three large, pivoting glazed doors connect the kitchen/dining area to the courtyard garden. 

"The Makers House is so-called because of Liddicoat & Goldhill’s commitment to hand-assembled materials and the highest levels of detailing," says the listing agent. "For example, the various spaces on the upper floors are unified by a richly coloured and durable Rhodesian mahogany parquet floor reclaimed from Hove Fire Station in the 1970s." 

The main bedroom suite includes an attached study and an en suite bathroom.

"The bedroom is linked to an open-plan bathroom, separated by a massive textured wall that slides to one side," says the listing agent.

Pale-green tiles in the en suite bath match the curtains separating the bedroom from the study.

"The upper floors feature large, naturally lit landings designed for displaying art or special furniture pieces," says the listing agent.

In total, the upper levels of the home include four bedrooms.

"On the top floor, two private studio bedrooms, top-lit from north light, flank a bright bathroom with a separate shower and bath," says the listing agent.

The basement includes a utility room and a TV area with a large, undulating lounge.

"The house has an elegant asymmetry, its inky pigmented zinc roof sloping in response to the movement of daylight," says the listing agent. 

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