Buing off-plan can be risky business, but this apartment was purchased without a plan at all, just an empty space with walls, plenty of windows and a roof. The owners spend a lot time in California and were concerned that wherever they lived in London would never be light enough.
The solution was a roof-top above a warehouse conversion. It was never intended that it should remain as one vast open space but months were spent working out how light moved across the building and where the required divisions should be sited.
Once the rooms were mapped out, the owners set about putting up walls, painting the floors (in white of course) and installing heating and lighting systems. The apartment now includes three bedrooms with bathrooms, a very large living-room and a kitchen with an outer wall made of curved glass panes set into metal frames.
Big-name designers feature prominently. The marble-topped dining-table is bu Eero Saarinen and the pair of white leather chairs are B&B Italia. Fortunately there was ample space for storage and large cupboards in the bedrooms, essential in such a pared-down living space where the only colour is white.