In what was once considered an unacceptable entryway, these contemporary lofts have been emerging in East London, the north of England, where land is abundant and buildings are not always big. The triangular lot has two properties on it, both being co-owned by former owners. One of them has been acquired by John Howell Harbour, the head of a prominent global law firm.
The building has a series of triangular skylights that bring light into the building. All the windows are oriented toward the north and face the park and the water. In addition, the glass walls and floor-to-ceiling windows let the light in from the southeast. The property also has a triangular backyard. From the exterior, it looks like a series of terraced boxes with a terrace on the street level and a lap pool parallel to the house.
But the surprises don’t end there. If you go inside the building, you will be surprised to find a huge staircase hanging from the ceiling in the bedroom. This spiral staircase connects three skylights. The third one is an architectural concrete wall that also provides privacy to the room, separating it from the corridor and the living room. The staircase is made of steel and glass. It offers access to the third floor, where you can find the other rooms.