A King’s Cross house by the architect who designed homes for the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, actor Ewan McGregor and artists Jake Chapman, Chris Ofili, Tim Noble and Sue Webster is on the market with an asking price of £6.5million.

Lost House was completed in 2004 by Sir David Adjaye, on a backland site that was previously an alleyway, parking strip and drive-through yard.

The multi-award-winning architect reconfigured the industrial land into a unique three-bedroom house, predominantly decorated with black walls, fittings and floors.

The living quarters are hidden away behind a nondescript brick wall facing on to the street, with only one external window and a large subterranean living space with two internal gardens.

“It’s a very special home,” says Guy Bradshaw of Sotheby’s International Realty, joint agents with The Modern House.

“You don’t even know it’s there until you walk through the front door and see this vast, 60ft-long space, with astonishing ceiling height. It looks very dark and moody in photos but when you’re in there it’s quite the opposite.

“There’s a goldfish pond in the middle of the drawing room, which amplifies the light, and different colours are used to ‘zonify’ the different areas in the open living space — for example the vibrant green sunken cinema contrasting with the black walls elsewhere.”

Bradshaw says it’s also the only house he’s seen with a swimming pool accessed from the main bedroom suite, which is done in lilac.


Swimming pool: there’s a lap pool through the main en suite bathroom

The guest bedroom is painted soft green, while a third bedroom is currently used by the vendors as an office – ideal in this time of coronavirus.

The one-of-a-kind home has also been a filming and photo shoot location, appearing in TV shows, adverts and fashion spreads, including Silent Witness, Spooks and ads for Hugo Boss, Agent Provocateur and Rolex.

The owners estimate they made more than £100,000 in one particularly busy year from renting their home as a location.

The house was also put up to rent last year for £19,500 per month.

The property is on the market for £6.5 million through Sotheby’s International Realty and The Modern House.

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