Carl Turner’s Frame House has hit the market in London and it celebrates neo-brutalism inside its slender four-storey structure.
Named for its concrete frame, the London property was built in 2011 and was shortlisted for RIBA’s London Regional award the following year. Entrance to the townhouse is through the street-level garage, and interiors celebrate concrete from the get-go, with polished concrete floors running underfoot.
The building’s concrete frame is exposed overhead for the soffits, and textural shuttered concrete is used on the walls along with painted plaster. A concrete terrazzo staircase with a light well connects levels of the London property, which has an inverted floorplan, with the principal bedroom on the first floor and living room, second bedroom and kitchen on the levels above.
Walnut cabinetry and storage was built by furniture maker Simon Kidd and the rich wood is a tactile riposte to the concrete. Other carefully-chosen elements include pivoting frameless doors, stone worktops and strategically placed overhead skylights that create light flow throughout the home.
Crowning the building is a roof terrace with close-up views of Renzo Piano’s landmark Shard building. Frame House is listed via The Modern House for £2.5m and comes with planning permission to add an extra 600 sq ft of living space across two storeys, including a mezzanine, gallery and winter garden.
Take a tour in the gallery above.