There is a unique house in London’s Richmond neighborhood that is being called “the invisible house” as the giant mirror walls reflect everything around it. It almost becomes impossible to see the building itself.
It is situated on the busy A316 road by the Richmond Circus roundabout, near Richmond Underground station. it is not an attraction but an actual house. Redesigned by architect and artist Alex Haw in 2015, the property has been inhabited since 2019, and the family said that living there has been quite interesting. Even though passers-by can’t see inside, the owners can see outside perfectly fine, and they sometimes spot people fixing their hair or clothes in their mirrored walls and windows.
“Our designer, Alex Haw, came up with the idea of the mirror,” the owners, who preferred to remain anonymous, told MyLondon. “The mirror would make the house ‘talk with its environment’. You can see the trees on the roundabout and the clouds reflecting onto the house. We really liked the idea and ran with it.”
A photo of the house was shared on Reddit and people had all sorts of questions! Some wondered how much time and effort the owners put into keeping the mirrors squeaky clean all the time, while others wondered how they could have passed by it dozens of times and not even realized it was there.
“I’ve lived in the borough for about 10 years and have driven past it more times than I could count and have honestly never noticed it,” one Reddit user commented. “Does anyone know anything about it? Is it residential or commercial? I’ve tried googling it and can’t find any info about it.”
Even locating it on Google maps is a trippy experience, as it’s difficult to make out the exact design, with everything being reflected!