The home’s industrial facade is easily overlooked—but step through the door and you’ll find a sublimely sunlit, matte-black interior.
British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye has earned numerous accolades throughout his career—including a 2017 appointment as Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II and, more recently, the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. His international portfolio includes the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC—and he’s also noted for his bold residential commissions closer to home in England.
One such property, known as the Lost House, occupies the former delivery bay of an industrial building in London—and it just hit the market for only the second time since its completion in 2004.
With its moody black interior, the nearly 4,000-square-foot Lost House has been the site of numerous parties, photo shoots, and even fashion shows. At the heart of the main level is a voluminous space—some 60 feet long and over 13 feet high—encompassing a front reception area with built-in furniture, as well as a kitchen, dining area, and sunken living room toward the rear.
Absent any windows, the long, open space is illuminated by three large light wells encased in glass. Smaller light wells also connect to the larger ones and filter natural light into the bedrooms.
The home has two bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a home office that could be converted into a third bedroom. The building is located in London’s Kings Cross neighborhood with easy access to transportation and businesses. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for £6,500,000 (approximately $8,410,000).