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Eglon House / Primrose Hill, London


This Eglon Mews modernist property in London NW1 inspired by a classic. That inspiration comes from the Maison de Verre in Paris, the work of Pierre Chareau and a modernist masterpiece from the early 1930s. Translated as the house of glass, it is an almost industrial feel (albeit a very stylish one) beyond that glazing.

Once you have check that out you can do your compare and contrast. Of course, this is inspired by and not a replica. It is also 2016 and not 1932, so the finishes and obviously going to be very different. But overall, you do get what the owner was trying to do with the renovation.

Yes, renovation. This isn’t a new build. The site was previously a recording studio and before that, a shell casing factory during the first world war and a milking dairy, which was when cows grazed on nearby Primrose Hill. That’s apparently as recently as the 1950s.

It is described as a live / work space and you will need to work very hard (or get lucky on the Lotto) to be able to afford this place. The asking price is a jaw dropping £24,000,000 — via WowHaus

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