There are three mirrored bays in the living area. In the middle of the space is a lumpen Max Lamb coffee table (“It’s got that Fred Flintstone thing to it”) and 20 meters of custom-made shelving. A simple kitchen is built into the end wall beyond the sofa.

Above: Aside from the sofa, soft furnishings are non-existent.
The custom-made kitchen. “They wanted to give me cupboards, but I said just give me a shelf for artwork.”
Above: The custom-made kitchen. “They wanted to give me cupboards, but I said just give me a shelf for artwork.”

Upstairs, there is a master bedroom and a guest bedroom furnished with a sofa and a leather punch bag (Webster kick boxes). The monochrome main bathroom has been tiled in a disorientating, monochrome zig-zag tiles.

A custom-made desk on the top floor is flooded with natural light. Phase two of the build includes a pyramid roof.
Above: A custom-made desk on the top floor is flooded with natural light. Phase two of the build includes a pyramid roof.

Webster’s studio is accessed via a separate side door. The threshold is a doormat-sized cast concrete slab with the words “Fucking Beautiful” dragged through it, a nod to Noble and Webster’s 2017 neon work of the same title.

The double-height studio space has been dug out from the foundations of the building.
Above: The double-height studio space has been dug out from the foundations of the building.
In the main space, a white wall reaches nearly five meters (loading=
Above: In the main space, a white wall reaches nearly five meters (116 feet) to the ceiling, which is lit by a zigzag of fluorescent strip lights. Noble and Webster’s bronze sculpture, “Bad Little Christmas Tree” (2009), is visible on the left.

Webster likens the grueling design process to her own work. “That’s probably why it took so long,” she reflects. “Every single design possibility was explored, and that’s how I work. You have an idea and you push it left, right, forward, upside-down until you’ve tested every single possibility of that one thought.”

For more eccentric British interiors, see:

A Visit with Marianna Kennedy, London’s Sorceress of Color

Live Like a Londoner: Town House in Spitalfields

True Colors: Historical Paint Expert Pedro da Costa Felgueiras’ Beautifully Idiosyncratic London Home

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