If Antoni Gaudi was developing houses today, this might have been his signature style.
Cloud House presents a unique opportunity to invest in a new development of just two fabulously alternative family homes, keep one for yourself, AND have the whole project managed by the architect who’s spent the last five years working tirelessly to get permission for his radical scheme.
These houses will be beautiful inside and out – with a colourful maximalist aesthetic that draws on many influences, including the Japanese idea of kawaii or cuteness.
The house to be retained by a buyer consists of three floors and has plenty of eco-credentials, including grey water recycling, underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump, and near Passivhaus levels of airtightness and insulation.
And as you’d expect, with such a unique home comes a delightfully unique design. The house is upside down in layout with a stunningly light and bright social space on the top floor, with a 4 square metre electronic rooflight opening up to the roof terrace above.
The two lower floors are home to four-bedroom suites, all with their own private bathroom.
A pale turquoise staircase carries you up through the levels, and the celebration of vibrant colours and patterns includes pale pink, Miami green and neon yellow alongside black and white terrazzo and bold spotty floor tiles.
The houses sit in a particularly quiet backwater of Gospel Oak facing the pretty, grade 1 listed Saint Martins Church. Hampstead Village, Primrose Hill, Belsize Park and Coal Drops Yard are all within easy walking distance.
Once built, UPC’s estimate for the value of the completed house is £2.25m.