The most beautiful homes in the world: Loft in London, UK, by Craft Design

Hugo D’Enjoy and Armando Elias from London-based studio Craft Design have transformed a small loft office in the British capital into a bright living-working space by keeping a simple and efficient layout. The challenging brief to maximise the sense of space was resolved by introducing a single volume in the centre of the loft that accommodates all services. Detached from the facades and ceilings, this element contains the bathroom and provides a mezzanine for the sleeping and working area while dividing the open plan into spaces for different uses such as kitchen-dinning, living room and storage.

The 4.5 m height party wall and roof eaves have been fully used with shelves and storage, while integrating a staircase to access the mezzanine level. Throughout the home, which is located in the Camden neighbourhood of London, a plain colour palette allowed the owner’s personality to shine through in the objects, art pieces and books on display.