WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Putting the wow back into online house hunting Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/19/on-the-market-1980s-georges-adilon-designed-modernist-property-in-montelimar-south-east-france/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1980s-georges-adilon-designed-modernist-property-in-montelimar-south-east-france http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/19/on-the-market-1980s-georges-adilon-designed-modernist-property-in-montelimar-south-east-france/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8359 1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

Not sure if I would describe this as modernist or brutalist, but I’ve eventually gone with the former in describing this 1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France.

1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

In fact, on second thoughts, I might abandon both of those terms and go for ‘sculptural’. It’s not only a house, it’s almost a work of art. Hardly surprising really as the man behind it was a painter and sculptor as well as an architect.

1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

It can be found in a hillside in a village not far from Montelimar (which has a TGV station and plenty of amenities). But the house itself is far enough away from that if you want some peace and quiet.

1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

You’ll get it in a curved house that covers around 178 sq. metres, all of which is on a single level. According to the translated agent’s description, the entrance is through a central corridor, which leads into different living spaces ‘like the wings of a butterfly’. We like that idea. Each room is also lit specifically to work with the shape and size of room, with storage purpose built for those areas too.

1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

Those spaces or alcoves are laid out to include a living room with fireplace, a kitchen, dining room,  master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms, a second bathroom, office and storage area. There’s also space for three cars outside, as well as a ‘summer kitchen’, a sun terrace and of course, a heated pool. The outside space covers a substantial 5,800 sq. metres.

1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France
1980s Georges Adilon-designed modernist property in Montelimar, south east France

A wonderful house, but it comes at a price – €780,000.

Find out more at the Architecture de Collection website

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On the market: Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/on-the-market-remodelled-1960s-modernist-wrap-house-in-godalming-surrey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-remodelled-1960s-modernist-wrap-house-in-godalming-surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/on-the-market-remodelled-1960s-modernist-wrap-house-in-godalming-surrey/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:01:43 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8350 Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

Ok, saying it is the 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey is perhaps only half a tale. That’s because this place has been recently ‘entirely remodelled’ by the renowned architect Jake Edgley of Edgley Design.

Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

So a 20th century house with a distinctly modern-day slant. It’s also a house that covers around 5,000 sq. ft. of internal space and sits in something like 2.5 acres of gardens. So a lot for your money. Although saying that, this definitely isn’t a place that comes cheap.

Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

But it does come with a ‘wow’ factor, courtesy of Jake Edgley, who has maintained the original and distinctive shape of the house, but adding a layer of insulation, then wrapping it in stainless steel, winning an award for his efforts with the renovation too.

Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

Inside is perhaps what you might expect – clean, modern and every bit as high end as it should be. Space is over a single level, with the front door leading into a large entrance hall, then onto the kitchen and a reception room with full height glazing, which overlooks those extensive gardens. There’s also a ‘long’ bedroom wing with seven bedrooms (four of which are en-suite) and a family bathroom. The master bedroom also has a dressing room, and a freestanding bath in the en-suite bathroom plus more of that floor to ceiling glazing. Finishing things off is a second reception room (or further bedroom) with a bathroom.

Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

Outside space isn’t in short supply, both in terms of gardens and parking space. You also get your own tennis court and a garage block.

Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey
Remodelled 1960s modernist Wrap House in Godalming, Surrey

Fancy it? You’ll need to find £2,850,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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On the market: The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/on-the-market-the-binocular-house-modernist-property-in-ghent-ny-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-the-binocular-house-modernist-property-in-ghent-ny-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/on-the-market-the-binocular-house-modernist-property-in-ghent-ny-usa/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:18:32 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8340 The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA
The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA

If you liked the look of the recent Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire, then you might also be sold on The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA.

The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA
The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA

Modernism in its purest form, with inspiration taken from Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House. But this isn’t as old as you might think. This place is down as being a 2004 build, which makes it around 10 years old right now. With that in mind, probably not a lot of work needed on it right now.

The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA
The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA

It’s a house designed for its location, with those expanses of glass bringing the surrounding woodland inside. You are pretty much out in the country no matter which room you find yourself in. Don’t worry though, the house sits on the end of a quarter-mile driveway and in 12.7 acres, so there’s no issue of being overlooked or disturbed in your glass palace.

The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA
The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA

As for the house itself, that’s described as a ‘U shaped residence’ with a large living/dining room area (with wood burning stove), a European-style kitchen, then a larger wing containing two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study, along with a further wing with breakfast room, storage units and another study that opens up on to the patio.

The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA
The Binocular House modernist property in Ghent, NY, USA

Incredibly stylish, perfect for minimalist living and yours for $2,250,000, which works out at around £1,374,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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In need of renovation: Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/in-need-of-renovation-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-need-of-renovation-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/18/in-need-of-renovation-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:33:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8331 Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

If you are on the look out for a project, the Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales could be the perfect house.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

It needs work, that’s for sure. A look at some of the rooms suggests a water leak for a start, which is perhaps down to a flat roof being unattended for some time. That’s just a guess though, you’ll need to view or survey to find out for sure.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

As for the rest of the house, well originality abounds for much of the place, with the exception of some ’1970s’ updates in the kitchen and bathroom (although both of those rooms still have some original features) and the side annexe, down as a sun room, but certainly a fairly modern update. But away from that, it’s probably down to the survey to show if it’s about updating the finish or more extensive work.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

As for space, this place has an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen, utility and that sun room on the ground floor. Head to the first floor and you will find three bedrooms (the master has access to the roof terrace) and bathroom. Outside is a detached double garage and gardens covering around 0.68 acres of land.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

If you want to take it on, the listing status means you’ll have to do the work in conjunction with Cadw to bring this place back to its former glory.  That body describes it as ‘a very rare example of this style of modern suburban house in the South Wales Valleys’, so you will have something rather unique on your hands if you do take the house on.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

£300,000 is the asking price. There is an open day on Saturday 20th September between 2pm and 4pm if you are considering buying.

Find out more at the Brinsons website

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On the market: 1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/15/on-the-market-1960s-peter-foggo-and-david-thomas-designed-modernist-property-in-holyport-berkshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-peter-foggo-and-david-thomas-designed-modernist-property-in-holyport-berkshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/15/on-the-market-1960s-peter-foggo-and-david-thomas-designed-modernist-property-in-holyport-berkshire/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:42:10 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8321 1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

Remember two examples of these builds (here and here) being up for sale in the past. Indeed, we think this 1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire could be one of them.

1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

We aren’t sure because this is one of a group of three such designs that date back to the late 1960s, taking inspiration from the Californian Case Study houses of Richard Neutra, Charles Eames and Craig Ellwood.

1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

Each of those houses has a steel frame, along with glass and wood construction, with this one recently refurbished (in a good way) and offering 3,000 sq. ft. of wonderfully bright living space over a single floor, thanks to all that floor to ceiling glazing.

1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

The renovated space really does bring this place back to its best and is supplemented by a recently built garage and studio space, which certainly adds to the original house. Talking of the main house, it currently offers an entrance hall, with a bedroom wing to one side, containing four bedrooms, including a main bedroom looking out over the garden with floor to ceiling glazing. The other side of the property houses a large open plan space with modern kitchen, dining area, main living room, bathroom, shower room and a store room.

1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

Outside you’ll find that newly built garage and studio with white rendered walls, a private drive and surrounding garden space.

1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire
1960s Peter Foggo and David Thomas-designed modernist property in Holyport, Berkshire

It’s on the market for £1,295,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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Up for auction: The Lime Works 1930s grade II-listed property in Norton, Kent http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/11/up-for-auction-the-lime-works-1930s-grade-ii-listed-property-in-norton-kent/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=up-for-auction-the-lime-works-1930s-grade-ii-listed-property-in-norton-kent http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/11/up-for-auction-the-lime-works-1930s-grade-ii-listed-property-in-norton-kent/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:39:29 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8316 1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent
1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent

We have written about this place a couple of times, most recently back in October last year. When it first hit the market, The Lime Works 1930s grade II-listed property in Norton, Kent was on offer for £3,750,000. it is now up for auction with a guide of well under half of that. Credit to @WhatSamSawToday on Twitter for spotting the auction sell off. But note that we do not know if it still looks as sharp as this right now. You will have to check that out yourself.

1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent
1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent

That’s despite this house being one of the stars of Channel 4′s Gadget Man show and of course, having quite the ‘wow’ factor. Saying that, it’s still not exactly cheap. Just a lot cheaper than it was!

1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent
1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent

The images here are from the original listings, with the exception of the last one on the main page, which is from the auction listing, hinting that the place is now in need of a touch of loving care from a new owner – at least in the grounds, anyway. Always best to view the current state of an auction property before offering any bids.

1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent
1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent

All the imagery shows what is still a stunning property on the outskirts of Faversham, a conversion of two water towers dating back to the early 1930s and used as a water softening plant into the 1940s. It was converted to what you see now in 2005.

1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent
1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent

We are presuming that the layout is much as was, so that’s space over four floors, with the ground floor featuring floor to ceiling windows plus access to a series of spiral staircases. Those lead to ‘leisure facilities’ on the first floor (gym, cinema room, sauna and plunge pool were mentioned originally – but do check), with the six bedrooms and six bathrooms on the second floor upwards. The master bedroom suite takes up the fourth floor, with two roof terraces, one with a heated pool, add more wow factor at the top of this place.

The Lime Works 1930s grade II-listed property in Norton, Kent on auction listing
The Lime Works 1930s grade II-listed property in Norton, Kent on auction listing

Outside is a large parking area, double underground garage, large storage area, lawns and eight acres of grounds.

So £3,750,000 became £2,000,000. That has now become a guide price of £1,500,000 at auction. That auction takes place on 18th September 2014 via Allsop, but as we said, you’ll definitely want to view to check current condition ahead of any bidding.

Find out more at the Allsop website or see Rightmove

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On the market: 1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/11/on-the-market-1960s-two-bedroom-modernist-property-in-petersfield-hampshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-two-bedroom-modernist-property-in-petersfield-hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/11/on-the-market-1960s-two-bedroom-modernist-property-in-petersfield-hampshire/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:40:54 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8308 1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

Look beyond the furnishings and you’ll probably find that this 1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire is a rather well preserved property.

1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

The annoying thing for us is the lack of good images of it. But we get one decent look at the exterior, which also shows is a hint of one of its key selling points – the butterfly roof. Perhaps the gardens are a little overgrown to get a clear shot, you’ll have to view to see some detail.

1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

When you do view, go with an open mind, because we think this place might not be looking its best just now. The single-storey property has obviously accumulated a lot of furniture over the years and as such, it might not be clear what you have here.

1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

But we are seeing open liven spaces, large windows, exposed brick walls…in short, we are seeing a lot of originality. That’s something we are seeing less and less of these days. Once the house is clear, this could be quite a blank canvas to work with.

1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

Space-wise, you are looking at a master bedroom with en-suite, a second bedroom also with en-suite, a study (formerly the third bedroom), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, hall and carport.

1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire
1960s two-bedroom modernist property in Petersfield, Hampshire

But that’s only half the story, as the location is a key selling point too. it sits in 0.33 acres and in some lovely garden, overlooking nearby farmland. It seems isolated, even though other houses are nearby. Perhaps the best of both worlds. It’s also located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, which is even better.

£700,000 is the guide price for this.

Find out more at the Winkworth page at the Zoopla website

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To let: BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/10/to-let-bcdh-architects-designed-modernist-property-in-sunbury-on-thames-surrey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=to-let-bcdh-architects-designed-modernist-property-in-sunbury-on-thames-surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/10/to-let-bcdh-architects-designed-modernist-property-in-sunbury-on-thames-surrey/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:57:43 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8299 BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

Living on an island might conjure up images of remoteness, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey could be on your daily commute.

BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

It’s a property interesting for both location and architecture. In terms of the first point, you’ll find this house in a meadow with a wide river on one side and a ‘picturesque creek’ on the other, with your ‘private island’ only reachable by boat or foot. Privacy almost guaranteed.

BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

You’ll also be at one with nature. Not just because of the private location, but also because of the Mies van der Rohe-inspired house design itself, which takes full advantage of its surroundings, not least with the extensive glazing.

BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

This steel-framed house offers two bedrooms inside, along with a large open plan kitchen / living  / dining area, plus two bathrooms. There’s also an annexe building, which adds in a further bedroom and bathroom. The high ceilings in the main house probably add to the sense of space too.

BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

Outside space is meadow and flowers in the immediate area, along with the water frontage and the creek as previously mentioned to the edge. There’s also a shed and workshop if you want to go all DIY in your spare time.

BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
BCDH Architects-designed modernist property in Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

It is apparently currently used as a second home, but could work as a main dwelling, with Sunbury train station (which has a direct service to Waterloo) around 1.5 miles from the house. As we said, this is a rental, with a price of £3,000 pcm or £692 pw.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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On the market: 1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/09/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-wells-somerset/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-wells-somerset http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/09/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-wells-somerset/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:50:54 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8290 1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

While it’s a hard task to find an untouched house of this type in 2014, we think this 1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset retains a good amount of the originality buyers will be looking for.

1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

Not entirely. A conservatory is the obvious addition, with some other obvious upgrades too along the way (many of which could be changed or removed). But by and large, this is the house built in 1936 for the Master Mason of Wells Cathedral. For that reason, we don’t expect this to hang around too long.

1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

The location and plot size help too, as does a roof terrace, which offers great views across Wells.

1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

As for the house space, that kicks off with the entrance hall with parquet floor, a cloakroom, a sitting room, that conservatory space, a dining room and the kitchen. The ground floor space is completed by a study or fourth bedroom, depending on your needs.

1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

A first floor landing leads to a dual-aspect first bedroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, a ‘tower’ area and the roof terrace. Outside is the large rear garden, including lawns, fruit trees, a secondary area with fruit trees, greenhouse, garden store and a pavilion with power and telephone – originally the ticket office for the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth, more recently used as a home office.

1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset
1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset

All of that on the market for £695,000.

Find out more at the Jeanes, Holland, Burnell page at Zoopla

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On the market: Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/08/on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-1930s-berthold-lubetkin-designed-highpoint-1-building-in-london-n6/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-1930s-berthold-lubetkin-designed-highpoint-1-building-in-london-n6 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/08/on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-1930s-berthold-lubetkin-designed-highpoint-1-building-in-london-n6/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:15:31 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8282 Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6
Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6

Even though it obviously needs updating, this three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6 is still not a cheap option.

Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6
Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6

That’s obviously down to the postcode and indeed the building itself, an iconic modernist build with grade I listing and still looking every bit the contemporary living space all those decades on.

Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6
Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6

Well, at least it does from the outside. The inside is a rather different story. This sixth-floor apartment does offer a good amount of space (1,181 sq. ft.), but the three bedrooms and two reception rooms (not to mention kitchen and bathroom) look stuck in an era. We would say the 1970s, touching on the 1980s generally.

Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6
Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6

That means a good amount of work to et it right – or the perfect opportunity to turn it into your dream home. Take your pick. Of course, you also get the benefit of a cool location, including extensive communal gardens, a ‘seasonally heated’ swimming pool, tennis courts and full-time porter service. Although there will be service charges to deal with that.

Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6
Three-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint 1 building in London N6

But the first thing you’ll need to deal with is the asking price, which is £999,950.

Find out more at the Winkworth estate agents at Zoopla page

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