Although David Adjaye currently spends the majority of his time designing museums, monuments, and memorials, the architect is also well-known for his residential works, and the Lost House is one of his most significant. The 4,000-square-foot London property was built in 2003 in King's Cross. Once inside its discrete brick facade, an open kitchen, living room, and dining area dominate the space. Its striking black veneer is brightened by three light wells, flooding the interior with natural light. Inside two of the glazed boxes are courtyards, while the third contains a water garden. There's also a sunken cinema and home office on the main floor and a guest bedroom, master, and swimming pool above on the upper level.
Photos: The Modern House