WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:20:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/15/on-the-market-1970s-leonie-geisendorf-designed-villa-delin-brutalist-property-in-djursholm-sweden/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-leonie-geisendorf-designed-villa-delin-brutalist-property-in-djursholm-sweden http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/15/on-the-market-1970s-leonie-geisendorf-designed-villa-delin-brutalist-property-in-djursholm-sweden/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:20:27 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9870 1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

Take your pick between modernism and brutalism, but we’ve gone for the 1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden as our description.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

It’s a stunning place, not only for the architecture, but for the location. Found in one of the area’s most sought after postcodes and described by the agent as a part of Sweden’s architectural history, the house was built in 1970s, the work of Leonie (Lola) Geisendorf, who studied under Le Corbusier.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

The outside is all austere concrete and glazing, which is in stark contrast to the much softer Scandinavian feel of the inside. It’s a contrast that works well. Talking of working well also brings us to the balconies and glazing, which take advantage of that the wonderful coastal location. A dream  home in a dream location.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

As we said, go beyond the exterior ‘concrete villa’ and you’ll find a house that’s all light and space within, thanks in part to the clean walls, open living areas and double height ceilings. Modernised obviously, but not to the point of adversely affecting the design.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

As for the space, there is an ‘airy’ living room with fireplace, large glass windows and high ceilings, along with a dining room, kitchen, guest toilet, office and laundry on the ground floor.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

Head up the feature staircase and you’ll find a further living room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and fireplace plus three additional bedrooms and a shower room.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

The garden was apparently designed by ‘Sweden’s foremost landscape architect’ Ulf Nordfjell and is described as a ‘park-like oasis’ with greenery, trees, an orangery, several terraces and patios plus low concrete walls.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden

Fancy living here? Well, if you do you’ll need 29,000,000 kr, which works out at around £2,236,369.

Images and details courtesy of the Per Jansson estate agents. For more images, details and enquiries, please visit the website http://www.perjansson.se/till-salu/djursholm-strandvagen-43/.

1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden
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On the market: 1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/14/on-the-market-1950s-mies-van-der-rohe-designed-townhouse-in-lafayette-park-detroit-michigan-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-mies-van-der-rohe-designed-townhouse-in-lafayette-park-detroit-michigan-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/14/on-the-market-1950s-mies-van-der-rohe-designed-townhouse-in-lafayette-park-detroit-michigan-usa/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:37:42 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9857 1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Amazingly, this is actually one of the most expensive (if not THE most expensive) of these places to hit the market. But this 1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA still sounds cheap when you consider UK prices.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

The house dates back to 1959, one of a number of similar designs on the same site and by all accounts, an estate that’s becoming more desirable with each year. A couple of years back, these places were available for around $80,000 – $90,000 according to Curbed, but prices have risen, especially for stylishly renovated examples like this.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Talking of the renovation, this modernist townhouse now comes with soapstone and solid walnut butcher block counter tops with custom cabinets in the kitchen, custom walnut ‘vanity’ and Grohe taps in the bathroom, a custom glass shower, custom roller shades, polished and stained cement floors and a partially finished basement to boost the space. High-end appliances too, naturally.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

But despite all of that, this still looks faithful to the original 1950s design, especially in terms of the large windows. the staircase and doors. It’s a nice mix of the old and the new.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

As for space, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom, along with open reception space on the ground floor and the option to use that basement. Access to grounds too, which are shared as part of the co-operative agreement on this place.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

A very cool place to live, it’s on the market for $225,000, which works out at around £153,000.

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Images and details courtesy of Estately. For more photos, details or viewing details, check out their website.

Via Curbed

1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1950s Mies Van Der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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On the market: 1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/13/on-the-market-1960s-edgar-broutet-designed-midcentury-property-in-bergerac-southwestern-france/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-edgar-broutet-designed-midcentury-property-in-bergerac-southwestern-france http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/13/on-the-market-1960s-edgar-broutet-designed-midcentury-property-in-bergerac-southwestern-france/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:46:45 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9842 1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

Spotted this a while back, then somehow lost track of it. Thankfully it doesn’t matter, as this 1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France is still up for sale.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

It’s an interesting house, one built for a doctor back in 1963 and originally designed with a medical office within the property. Presumably the house has been renovated since, so don’t worry if you aren’t part of the medical profession.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

But the renovation doesn’t seem to have affected the look and feel of this place, which is said to have been inspired by architecture from the rest coast of the US. The concrete, beams, stone walls, slate stairs and solid wood door frames (and presumably windows)  are all original features, with the design also looking generally faithful to the architect’s vision.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

The house sits on 1,700 sq. metres of landscaped garden and is sheltered from the nearby road for privacy. Go beyond the land and into the house and you’ll find that converted office, which is now a living room, library and ’studio’ with bathroom (we are guessing that means bedroom). Also on this floor is a further bedroom with bathroom, a ‘large room’ around the patio and access to two cellars and a garage.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

A further floor hosts three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a kitchen and another large space that combines the living and dining room. There is also access to a terrace.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France

Hopefully our translation of the details gives you a rough idea of what you get with this place. If not, the photos should offer more of an insight. If you fancy it, the asking price is €435,000.

Images and details courtesy of Architecture de Collection. For more photos, details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
1960s Edgar Broutet-designed midcentury property in Bergerac, southwestern France
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On the market: 1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/13/on-the-market-1960s-property-on-the-eric-lyons-designed-cedar-chase-estate-in-taplow-buckinghamshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-property-on-the-eric-lyons-designed-cedar-chase-estate-in-taplow-buckinghamshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/13/on-the-market-1960s-property-on-the-eric-lyons-designed-cedar-chase-estate-in-taplow-buckinghamshire/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:17:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9828 1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

We haven’t done a ‘Span’ for a while, so this 1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire is a welcome addition to the market.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Cedar Chase is a Span development of 24 houses dating from between 1964 and 1966 and in around 5 acres of landscaped gardens. The agent describes it as ‘one of the most attractive and best kept’ of the thirty estates built by Span in Britain, something certainly borne out by the photos of the estate.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

This particular property has originality on its side, perhaps because it has only ever had two owners. That’s definitely going to be a selling point.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Indeed, you’ll notice the original wood parquet flooring as you enter via entrance hall, which also has an original built-in mirror. That leads onto the living room with full height glazed doors, the dining room, a modern kitchen, a utility room and a WC.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Head up to the first floor and you will be greeted by the double-aspect master bedroom with a ‘high raked ceiling’ and views over green belt land towards Windsor. Also found there is a a built-in 1960s desk unit and bed head unit. Two further bedrooms complete the space, along with a family bathroom.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Head outside and there is a rear garden with courtyard terrace area along with a south-facing walled garden with lawn and ‘established plantings’. Go beyond the back gate and you have access to around five acres of mature landscaped private grounds, shared with the other property owners.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

If all of that appeals, the asking price is £490,000.

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House estate agents. For more photos, details and to make a enquiry, please visit their website.

1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
1960s property on the Eric Lyons-designed Cedar Chase estate in Taplow, Buckinghamshire
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On the market: Grade II-listed apartment in 1950s Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/11/on-the-market-grade-ii-listed-apartment-in-1950s-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-grade-ii-listed-apartment-in-1950s-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/11/on-the-market-grade-ii-listed-apartment-in-1950s-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey/#comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:52:26 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9816 Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

We actually thought this was a place we covered a while back, but it turns out that was something quite similar to the grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey currently for sale.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Like that previous find, this is a stylish renovation of an apartment in the sought after Stirling & Gowan-designed Langham House Close development on Ham Common. Sought after because this mid-1950s building is both well-maintained and of course, well designed both then and now.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

This apartment goes beyond well maintained, mixing original features with some interior style for a very cool living space. The original features are headed up by the original kitchen units and the exposed concrete fireplace, with the rest of the apartment generally being faithful to the 1950s design.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

As for space, you are looking at two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen / breakfast room and a living / dining room. Plenty of glazing to bring in the light too.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Outside the apartment you will find communal areas also well preserved, with ‘fine’ precast concrete, ‘beautiful’ handrails and wide walkways to enjoy. Beyond that, you are just yards from the greenery of Ham Common.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

If you see this as your next home, the asking price is £475,000.

Images and details courtesy of the Modern House estate agents. For more details, images and enquiries, please visit their website.

Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
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On the market: 1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/10/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-frinton-on-sea-essex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-frinton-on-sea-essex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/10/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-frinton-on-sea-essex/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:23:05 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9805 1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

Yes, we are back in Frinton, with a house style that’s fairly common (and very popular) in the area, specifically this 1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

As I write this, I can already sense the reaction to it on the social networks. It was built as an art deco house and from the outside, it very much still is.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

In fact, if you add in the wonderful balcony space with sea views, it has much to offer. However, we do know that many fans of the style want the all-important period features too. In this case, you are really out of luck once you get past the front door.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

The house has been updated considerably, with the interior contemporary in looks and finish. As we always say in this case, there is no evidence that the current owners have removed anything, the majority of detailing might well have disappeared in the intervening years. But if you want period, perhaps this isn’t for you.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

But if you want a ‘walk in’ property with a great location and a chance to take in the sea every morning, it might be for you.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

As for space, there are two or three bedrooms (depending on how you use the space), reception hall, a ‘large’ lounge, a fitted kitchen and diner and two shower room / WC spaces (one on each floor).

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

Outside is the previously-mentioned balcony or terrace area, front and rear gardens plus room for two cars.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

£450,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of the Rouse estate agents. For more images, details or to make enquiries, please visit their website.

1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex
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On the market: Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/10/on-the-market-michael-bell-designed-modernist-property-in-ghent-new-york-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-michael-bell-designed-modernist-property-in-ghent-new-york-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/10/on-the-market-michael-bell-designed-modernist-property-in-ghent-new-york-usa/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:59:45 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9793 Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

If you have nothing to hide, then this Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA could be your dream home.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

It’s effectively a glass box. Not that we are complaining – we love a glass and steel home, especially one that takes the concept to the absolute limit.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

The one surprising thing here is the date, with the house dating from 2007. We would have had it down as much earlier as it does have that 1960s feel, not unlike the Ferris Bueller house in fact.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

But it is recent, described as an ‘essay in transparency’ and sitting on a secluded 12.7-acre site. So you can perhaps get away with all that glass. We would imagine the plus side of it being just eight years old is a lack of maintenance (but only a survey will tell you that) and the modern fittings within. Indeed, the agent points out that this luxury home is packed with top of the range appliances.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

As for the internal layout, that is listed as 2.968 sq. ft and with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as what looks like substantial reception space. It all looks pretty flexible living space too. A carport and patio area complete things, not forgetting all of that lovely open country you’ll suddenly own.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA

Check out the pictures and if you like what you see, you will need to find $1,950,000 to be the next owner.

Images and details courtesy of Zillow. For more photos, more details and to make enquireis, please visit their website.

Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
Michael Bell-designed modernist property in Ghent, New York, USA
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On the market: 1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/07/on-the-market-1950s-mitsu-otsuji-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-saint-louis-missouri-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-mitsu-otsuji-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-saint-louis-missouri-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/07/on-the-market-1950s-mitsu-otsuji-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-saint-louis-missouri-usa/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:04:34 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9783 1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Thanks to Stefi Orazi for pointing us in the direction of this 1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed modernist property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. A strange place to find it too.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

The house is up for sale on an online retail site – and if you click the ‘purchase’ button, you can presumably buy it online. Not that we have tried it. You can also take a safer route and request more information at the site too.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Anyway, that’s not the big story here, the story is an untouched modernist property which is, we think, on the market for the first time. The house was designed by Mitsu Otsuji of Naess & Murphy in Chicago for his brother George Hasegawa. Mr. Hasegawa is apparently now 95 years old and has continued to live in it since it was completed in 1959.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

That accounts for the originality of this place, with this wonderful open plan property still faithful to the architect’s design and packed full of the fixtures and fittings that were likely added to the house when it was constructed. But it does need work – more on that later.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

First up, let’s look at what you get, which is a house covering around 1,600 sq. ft. and with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, reception space, kitchen (with original cabinets) and a cement basement. There are also two large entry doors and four sliding glass doors, all original too. You’ll also find a garage, which was built later and caters for two cars.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

It looks like a quick fix and in, but the details suggest time has taken its toll. Several of the single-pane windows have cracks, condensation has affected the wooden window frames (but they are structurally sound) and there is a ceiling leak in the ‘great room’. So money will need to be spend to make all of that good.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

But it should be worth it to the right person. It’s an amazing period find and you don’t find houses with this much originality every day. If you want it, the asking price is $425,000.

1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1950s Mitsu Otsuji-designed midcentury modern property in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Images and details via the 1st Dibs website. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

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Holiday let: Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/07/holiday-let-richard-paxton-designed-modernist-barn-in-glastonbury-somerset/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=holiday-let-richard-paxton-designed-modernist-barn-in-glastonbury-somerset http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/07/holiday-let-richard-paxton-designed-modernist-barn-in-glastonbury-somerset/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:30:54 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9770 Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

Ok, ‘barn’ and ‘modernist’ aren’t words you would expect to see in the same sentence, but it’s about all we could think of to describe this Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

Does it look familiar? It should do, as the property was on the market last year and featured on this site. At the time, the two properties on the site, both designed and built in the last 10 years on a 200-acre site, were up for sale together with a £2 million price tag.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

We aren’t sure if they sold or if the owner had a change of mind. What we do know is that one of the properties is available as a holiday let, with the current owner living next door.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

Anyway, enough of its past, let’s look forward to the summer and this place as a potential getaway from the busy working week. If you do book it, you’ll be able to take in all of that open space, not least when you are in the house – the large picture windows bringing the outside in.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

The ‘barn’ is clad in local cedar, with a suspended ‘square apartment’ hanging above an open-fronted car porch and outer stairs. Once inside you’ll find the living space is open plan, bright and spacious, packed with ‘interesting art and furniture’ for an eclectic feel.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

As for the living areas, that breaks down into the large living room with woodburner, an open-plan dining/ kitchen area and a bedroom with walk-in dressing area and bathroom, all of which benefit from underfloor heating. There’s also a utility room and separate WC downstairs plus a private garden and all that open farmland.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset

If that sounds like your dream getaway, a stay costs from £630 per week. We would guess a lot more when the festival is on – if it’s not already booked up.

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more images and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
Richard Paxton-designed modernist barn in Glastonbury, Somerset
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On the market: 1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/06/on-the-market-1950s-john-semitekol-designed-midcentury-property-in-joliet-illinois-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-john-semitekol-designed-midcentury-property-in-joliet-illinois-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/06/on-the-market-1950s-john-semitekol-designed-midcentury-property-in-joliet-illinois-usa/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:58:28 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9758 1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

We seem to be on something of a roll with time capsule properties right now – and quite by accident. We’ll have some more contemporary finds soon, but for now, enjoy this wonderful 1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

It could be straight off the pages of a mid-1950s interiors magazine. Dating from 1955, this house could either have been incredibly well preserved or wonderfully renovated. It’s actually the former.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

The house was designed by John Semitekol (who studied under Mies van der Rohe) back in 1955 for himself and his family. Sadly, John passed away in 1975 but his family continued to live in the house until the present day. Which perhaps explains why so little has changed.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

Not sure it’s the best looking house we’ve seen from the outside, but that interior rally does sell the place. The wood panel ceilings, the wooden room dividers, large windows and original fittings (even the kitchen looks unchanged) are all selling points. Yes, there is some freshening up needed, but we suspect that there will be shortage of people willing to do the job.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

As for the living space, that covers around 1,922 sq. ft. and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus the reception space and kitchen. All of that is on a ‘large lot’ with mature trees and what looks like a large garage too.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA

$180,000 is the price, which works out at just £120,000.

Images and details courtesy of the Redfin website. For more images, details or to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
1950s John Semitekol-designed midcentury property in Joliet, Illinois, USA
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