We are always on the hunt for unique homes, but this one is particularly special. Architect Sam Jacob, director of the now defunct FAT, unveiled plans to repurpose a London pub into his own home with a nursery. The architect has been granted planning permission for the four-story Victorian pub, which will retain some of the original walls and introduce a slice of Postmodernism to the Hoxton Street conservation area of Shoreditch.
The new structure will feature curved walls, differently shaped windows and a stepped frontage. Renders show a building that resembles FAT’s signature style marked by playfulness and historical references.
“The project responds to its axial position and its curved prow to become a new urban object marking the gateway to Hoxton Street,” Jacob said. “The design’s starting point draws from the particular accidents and contradictions of the site. These are resolved in strong, expressive urban gestures.”
The existing structure houses a nursery on the ground floor, which the architect plans to keep. The Ivy Street Family Center, occupying the lower two floors, will continue to operate. Upstairs, a large double-height living area will dominate the heart of the residence.