Janet Street-Porter's former 'castle' home is jaw-dropping

The Loose Women star previously bought the property in 1997

Bridie Wilkins

Janet Street-Porter now lives in Norfolk in "a ramshackle house miles from a road, surrounded by water, hares, marsh deer and free roaming cattle", as she revealed in her column for The Independent.

In 1997, however, she and her architect friend Piers Gough designed Janet's dream "representation of a medieval castle" in Clerkenwell, London. The statement design was highly controversial, with a blue roof and abstract shaped windows, which Piers described as a "portrait" of Janet's outspoken TV personality.

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"It's idiosyncratic. It looks like its owner," he told the Architect's Journal. "It was not an expensive building but it carries a visual punch."


Janet Street-Porter's former house

Loose Women star Janet sold the property in 2001, and in 2006 a series of professional photographs were released, showing just how impressive it is inside after being remodelled by subsequent owners.

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The office


Janet's former home now features an office situated on the top floor (the fourth) with breathtaking triangular windows and vaulted walls, and a photomontage designed by artist Paul Robinson.

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The living room

The living room now features a bespoke semi circular sofa, with chairs designed by B&B Italia, and a glass coffee table. Floor-to-ceiling leaded windows offer plenty of natural light, reflecting on the concrete floor finished with a resin surface, and the room's timber ceiling.

The bedroom


The master bedroom in Janet's former home is a whopping 37ft long, with oak wood shutters fitted at the windows, and wooden flooring. A fabric headboard is mounted upon one wall, while glass and steel furniture and contemporary artwork uphold the modern aesthetic of the house.

The kitchen

The kitchen is fitted with a combination of dark wood and stainless steel cupboards, and appliances including a double oven and a hob with an ultra modern hood.

The roof terrace

The house has its own roof terrace, designed with metal screens, decked flooring and wooden seats, with several potted plants and trees. The space boasts incredible views across London's skyline.

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