Yes, we know, fashionably late. We intended starting a monthly round-up of the most popular finds on WowHaus as soon as January ended. But time, as ever got in the way. So belatedly, here is the first monthly top five in reverse order. Oh yes, as an added bonus, we’ll reveal the most popular property from the whole of 2012 too.
5. Five-bedroom modernist property in Macclesfield, Cheshire
A house lost in time, Sandicot (pictured above) was a cutting edge 1970s home back in the day, but is now very much a relic of its era. An interesting one though, especially if you love OTT bathrooms. It’s on the market for £400,000.
4. Four-bedroom semi-detached 1930s art deco property in London N2
You could argue that it has been overly renovated, but this semi-detached deco property is still an absolute stunner, mixing the old with the new, as well as throwing in some amazing roof space. The only downside is the £1,675,000 price.
3. 1970s Granville Gough-designed four-bedroom modernist property in Lymm, Cheshire
It had been on the market in the past, but the house known as Polygons (due its distinctive shape) reappeared at a much-discounted price in January.
A great example of 1970s modernism, it was designed for the architect himself and is largely unchanged since those heady days. One you’ll love or hate. It’s now up for sale at £659,950.
2. Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Carmarthen, South Wales
There are quite a few houses for sale on eBay, but you have to dig deep to find an interesting one. We did just that and found an art deco place in South Wales.
Built in 1934 and in a country location, the house was big on detail, but not really on images. But it sounds like it needs some work, but has plenty of original features to use and preserve. The £130,00 price tag will only add to the appeal.
1. 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed five-bedroom modernist property in London SE18
Our most popular find of last month by far, presumably because of the price tag.
It’s a mid-terrace property that has undergone complete refurbishment, leaving a stunning blank canvas, which includes five bedrooms, not to mention a sweeping spiral staircase, Crittall windows, white render and Lubetkin’s signature curved balcony. £399,000 was the asking price.
…want to know what the most popular house find from the whole of 2012 was? Well, judging by page traffic, it’s this one. February’s round-up coming as soon as the month ends.