1 HALF BATH
2,474 SQ. FT.
Architect Marcus Lee, a former associate director of the design firm Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners), crafted this striking modernist residence, dubbed the Framehouse. The three-story home, located in the Hackney neighborhood of London, includes red-cedar cladding and Siberian-larch and Douglas-fir details. The mixture of woods provides a multihued, multitextured richness to the exterior elevation and several interior spaces.
An open floor plan—modeled on the ascetic simplicity of traditional Japanese homes—features no internal load-bearing walls. Sun streams in from broad windows, which offer views into a petite courtyard and a lush, 40-foot-long rear garden.