Well, we had the first instalment yesterday and if you like that you’ll probably enjoy numbers 30 – 21 of the Top 40 most popular house finds on WowHaus in 2013. Ready? Here goes…
30. Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
We loved this example of 1930s modernism (pictured above) back in April and it seems you did too. That’s perhaps down to the well preserved modern movement architecture, possibly the sea views and maybe the updating, which seems very much in keeping with the original shell.
It didn’t come cheap though, on the market for £745,000.
29. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Rustington, West Sussex
Not a million miles from number 30, it sits on a private estate not far from the sea, with some preserved features from the original build, but modernisation has definitely taken place.
Still appealing to fans of the style though, selling for £655,000.
28. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Laleham, Surrey
Another 1930s find, this was something of a renovation project overlooking the River Thames and a house with plenty of space (there are four bedrooms) and originality to play with. There was even a place to moor a boat with the right permissions.
Despite the work needed, the price was £925,000, which perhaps says everything about its location and potential.
27. 1930s five-bedroom art deco property in Beckenham, Kent
I know, this might be getting boring now, but you are to blame for another art deco property on the list.
This is a very stylised house, the exterior largely preserved and maintained, the interior modernised considerably. We’re not so sure about the conservatory, but the overall look and feel is impressive, especially with the roof terrace.
So it should be. The asking price is £795,000.
26. Candleriggs 1960s modernist property in Woodbridge, Suffolk
At last, we’ve escaped the 1930s with the Candleriggs 1960s modernist property in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
One of my personal favourites, this is a house that screams its era and stands both empty and largely unchanged since it was first built. That should have made it’d easy for someone to convert this place its their own swinging hangout.
Saying that, the land and location were also of value. So we’re hoping it was bought for the house, not just for where it stands. £500,000 was the asking price.
25. 1950s architect-designed single-storey property in Heathfield, East Sussex
This was a hugely populate house on Facebook – and a closer look at this 1950s architect-designed single-storey property in Heathfield, East Sussex will explain why.
It needed some updating, but features like the original English Rose kitchen only added to the appeal. Two acres of grounds too, so plenty of privacy too, which is always nice.
£499,950 was the price.
24. Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Artist’s Cottage & Studio and South House in Inverness, Scotland
This is a house that isn’t quite what you might imagine.
You are thinking old, but this place was built and completed in 1992 from plans originally prepared by Mackintosh in 1900 and currently held in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow. So a new construction and an old design.
The finished design consists of a two-storey cube which includes the principal living quarters and studio, served by a single storey cottage and walled garden. One you really need to see to appreciate, it was on the market for £650,000.
23. Grade II-listed 1930s five-bedroom art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
Back in the 1930s for this grade II-listed five-bedroom art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2.
In the sought-after Lytton Close, it was designed by the architect G.G. Winbourne and built by W.L.M. Estates around 1935. Modernised since, but the overall feel is very clean, with period detailing maintained within the design. The roof garden and terrace is impressive too.
£1,495,000 perhaps reflects the post code and the level of finish here.
22. 1960s four-bedroom modernist property in Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent
Another midcentury stunner, this 1960s four-bedroom modernist property in Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent.
It is a split-level property in two thirds of an acre of land, with the upper area given over to the living and reception areas, while the lower level has the bedrooms and workspace. A real originality about this place too.
£825,000 was the asking price here.
21. 1970s modernist methodist church in Mangotsfield, Bristol, Avon
Something very quirky to bring this section to a close, a 1970s modernist methodist church in Mangotsfield, Bristol, Avon.
No longer wanted for religious purposes, the building was put up for sale, making it an ideal candidate for a distinctive modernist living space. That’s around 280 sq. metres of space, along with parking and some outside green space too.
A conversion would certainly cost, but at £200,000, the building itself wasn’t out of the question.
Ok, that’s another day done. Tune in tomorrow for the next 10!