After wandering around Highgate Cemetery at the weekend, we stumbled out of the gates and onto Swains Lane and, just as the sun was setting, saw this house, glowing. It sits right on the edge of the cemetery, almost completely glazed along the adjoining sides.
If you're a regular reader you'll know that I'm all about modernist architecture and jones for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of our Californian friends. Unfortunately, this lifestyle is out of the reach of the average Londoner.
We oohed and ahhed at it but, fresh from a slightly eerie tour of the graveyard, decided that we wouldn't want to live there. The old West Cemetery is largely unvisited and overgrown. It just seemed a bit too...spooky. Would you want to live there?
Read an interview with the owner here.
[Photography: Lyndon Douglas / SMC/SMC]
[Credit for the bad pun in this post's title goes to Des' dad.]