Open House London

If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests you check out Open House London. Between the 22-23rd, London’s finest buildings and houses open their doors to the public. With 800 homes opening their doors, you can explore all the weird and wonderful designs of London houses.

Out of the 800 homes open this weekend to freely walk around, we have chosen 10 house to showcase below. Ranging from bright red houses to residences which you can climb all over, have a scroll down to see some of our favourites.

Valetta House - Open House London

Valetta House

This revamped Victorian home in Ealing was designed by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M. They created a colour scheme on the exterior of the house, which divides the childen’s bedrooms in the loft from the adult domain downstairs.

71 Valetta Road, W3 7TG

Red House

Red House

This bright red brick home may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s certainly gained it’s plaudits. Inside the interior is chic with an open plan design, so head down to East Dulwich to see for yourself!

37 St Aidans Road, SE22 0RN

Garden House

Garden House

This playful garden home is one of the more unique on the list with 800 plants covering the slanted roof. Designed by architects Jonathan Nicholls and Nick Hayhurst as a “hanging-basket roof”, it provides the workplace for Hackney-based leather-design duo Whitaker Malem.

27 Buckingham Road, N1 4DG

Islington Micro Flat - Open House London

Islington Micro Flat – Open House London

“Open City has drawn attention to the wealth of architectural gems that London has to offer, from vast historic landmarks to smaller private homes” – Foster + Partners

Sun Rain Rooms - Open House

Sun Rain Rooms

The Sun Rain Rooms is one of our favourites on the list. Unlike most properties you will see in London, it has a very art deco feel to it and took home the top prize at the latest Don’t Move, Improve! awards, and is the workplace of architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu.

5 Wilmington Square, WC1X 0ES

The Collective Old Oak - Open House

The Collective Old Oak

Holland Park House

Holland Park Home

“One of my favourite events of the year, Open House offers  the unparalleled opportunity to step inside the capital’s most interesting buildings. The vast selection of buildings on offer span from the intimate to the paramount. This is a first class education in architecture, and it’s free” – Christine Murray, Editor, Architects’ Journal.

Tin House

Tin House

Located in Shepherd’s Bush, this red tin property is home to the architect Henning Stummel and it certainly stands out from the rest. Six small red buildings are situated around a central courtyard and the architect ensured natural light ran through the whole settlement with plenty of skylights.

Smugglers Yard, Devonport Road, W12 8PB

15 Clerkenwell Square - Open House London

15 Clerkenwell Square

This six storey apartment block is encased in an external grid of stunning quarried stone, which were all carved by hand.

15A Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AA

Sunken Bath Project - Open House

Sunken Bath Project

With London’s finest properties opening their doors this weekend, it’s an opportunity you cannot afford to miss. Check out Open House London for more details.