I worked for a while in the area and wandered past them twice a day, intrigued as to what they were about. They kind of look space-age ugly and just so different to any other domestic architecture around that I couldn't begin to image the interiors. So when I spotted that one was for sale via The Modern House, my curiosity was finally sated...
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the architect behind Waterloo International station and the Eden Project. But, looking at them, it kind of makes sense.
I'm a big fan of a modern, light-filled home, and there's lots I love about these places. But personally I think I'd want to give the whole thing a bit of a roughed up edge on the furniture and decor front: I love the plants everywhere, but the furniture is so perfect that it matches rather than contrasts interestingly with the pristine, boxy 1980s aesthetic. I prefer a good clash.
...not the roof terrace (though the scale of plants inside the house would also look great out here).
Barbican, inside one of which I misspent much of my youth as a teenage best friend's parents owned one, long before they'd become fashionable.
While I'm dreaming of things I can't afford (the house is on the market for £925,000) I'd also get some striking lighting (top left, Futagami lamp from Neest, 320 Euros) going on but not too overtly designy; and something to soften up the 1980s edges, like a shopping trolley dash at Rockett St George (bottom three images). A bit of House Doctor DK scuffed industrial (like their Side Table, top right, £396 from Bodie & Fou) would also work a treat.
What would you do?
See the full house details at The Modern House.