Architects are highly skilled and professionally trained to turn homeowners' dreams into reality, applying impartial and creative thinking to projects large and small.
A 'starchitect' is a term used to describe architects whose celebrity and critical acclaim have transformed them into the idols of the architecture world and may even have given them some degree of fame among the general public.
The advantage of living in a house designed by a starchitect is that it is likely to be truly one of a kind. For example, Savills is currently marketing a property in Notting Hill with an incredible roof (pictured above) – quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. Although there are of course other factors to consider, the name of a famous architect can sometimes sway undecided potential buyers to make an offer.
Here are six of the best homes designed by starchitects, past and present, currently on the market: