WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:24:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/28/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-5/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/28/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-5/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:24:34 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11019 Inside the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal of New York’s JFK Airport
Inside the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal of New York’s JFK Airport

Yes, our design spotting feature is back with five more things we loved this week.

Inside the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal of New York’s JFK Airport
Inside the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal of New York’s JFK Airport

Inside the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal of New York’s JFK Airport

This is a joy to see – and quite sat at the same time.

What you see here is Terminal 5 of New York’s JFK Airport, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962, but closed to the public since 2001. Photographer Max Touhey got inside and took some amazing photos of the place in all its space age glory. Enjoy while you can, as the building will soon be converted into a shopping mall and hotel.

You can see all the photos at Fubiz

Penthouse Cabinet by Piece UK - inspired by midcentury architecture
Penthouse Cabinet by Piece UK – inspired by midcentury architecture

Penthouse Cabinet by Piece UK – inspired by midcentury architecture

Now this is a talking point. A piece of furniture, but the Penthouse Cabinet by Piece UK is also a piece of architecture. Well, sort of.

It is described as a ‘midcentury modern style duplex apartment’, one with full height windows, solid walnut flooring and maple walls. There’s even programmable lighting inside too. Of course, it’s also a piece of furniture, with a good amount of storage space below.

Just 100 to be made, pricing on request if you want to be an owner of one of them.

Piece UK website

Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can scented candles by Ligne Blanche
Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can scented candles by Ligne Blanche

Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can scented candles by Ligne Blanche

Love soup? Well, if you love both the sight of a can and the smell of the stuff, you might want to invest in one (or more) of these Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can scented candles.

Not just any candles, these are officially sanctioned candle versions of Warhol’s artwork from 1962 in a choice of four colours. Four flavours too.

Yes, they actually smell of soup, with flavours including Tomato Leaf (tomato leaf, basil leaf, mint leaf) and Gazpacho (tomato leaf, cucumber). If that has your tastebuds tingling, they are priced at £34.72 each.

Colette website

Via Switched On Art

Cocoon Tree - a stylish, modern-day tree house
Cocoon Tree – a stylish, modern-day tree house

Cocoon Tree – a stylish, modern-day tree house

I think we all have an idea of just what a tree house should look like. Wooden, generally note too sturdy and made during someone’s spare time with some spare wood. The Cocoon Tree is very different.

It’s a tree-based den alright, but one made of a waterproof canvas and aluminium, with six cords for suspension and another six for stability. Easy to install, sized for two adults and a great talking point too. You can also customise the inside depending on how you plan to run with it.

If that sounds like your kind of weekend hangout, contact Cocoon Tree for a price.

Via Design Boom

Puphaus - a midcentury-inspired dog house
Puphaus – a midcentury-inspired dog house

Puphaus – a midcentury-inspired dog house

Not really surprised to see this. After all, we have seen vintage trailers for dogs, so why not a midcentury house for one?

This is a premium home for your four-legged friend, designed by Zach Griggs and Roy Fleeman and made with from cedar, cement, stainless steel and brass. All of that coming together in a design insured by mid-20th century architecture.

It doesn’t come cheap, but if you have a pampered pooch, you might be tempted to pay the $990 asking price.

Puphaus website

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On the market: Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/28/on-the-market-two-bedroom-art-deco-apartment-in-the-william-bryce-binnie-designed-west-hill-court-in-london-n6/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/28/on-the-market-two-bedroom-art-deco-apartment-in-the-william-bryce-binnie-designed-west-hill-court-in-london-n6/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:46:45 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11005 Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

Fancy some art deco living close to Hampstead Heath? Well, if your budget will stretch to it, you might like the look of this two-bedroom apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

West Hill Court is described (quite rightly) by the agent as a ‘fine example of early Modern Movement architecture’ and a building subsequently ‘maintained to a very high standard’.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

It dates back to 1933, the work of a man famed for his work on the art deco East Stand at Arsenal Stadium. West Hill Court was a place for the great and the good back in that era and today, it still has the trappings of that luxurious life.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

So as part of the deal you get access to a porter, the ‘beautifully manicured’ gardens, a private tennis court, a squash court and a kitchen garden. In addition, this particular apartment also comes with a private balcony and has access to a shared sun terrace.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

Talking of the first floor apartment for sale, that offers around 971 sq ft. of living space. That area includes a modern kitchen (which retains the original parquet floor and matches up the original wall tiles) and a good-sized reception room with three large Crittall windows, a working fire and space for dining.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

A sliding door offers access to the second bedroom with bespoke wall of storage and a fold-down desk, while a master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe. There is also a ‘smart bathroom ‘with a concrete floor and high end fittings.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

Off-street parking is also available, with the option to rent a garage too.

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6

Very stylish and ideal for lovers of the era. £899,950 is the asking price.

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

Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
Two-bedroom art deco apartment in the William Bryce Binnie-designed West Hill Court in London N6
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Time capsule for sale: 1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/time-capsule-for-sale-1960s-modernist-property-in-chichester-west-sussex/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/time-capsule-for-sale-1960s-modernist-property-in-chichester-west-sussex/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:20:40 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10995 1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

Big thanks to Helen for letting us know about this slice of the mid-20th century up for sale. Specifically a 1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

According to the agent’s details, the house dates from 1968, built for the current owner, which perhaps accounts for so little changes on the intervening 47 years.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

When we mean no change, we really mean it too. With the possible exception of a bit of furniture here and there, little seems out for place from the late 1960s, both in terms of the unusual exterior and the internal fittings.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

The windows, the beams, the wood cladding, the feature fireplace, the usual doorway to the sun room…we really could go on and on. On the downside, it does look a little tired in places, which might suggest work needed.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

The agent has this down for ‘renovation and improvement’ or for ‘redevelopment subject to planning consent’. The latter presumably because of location and plot size of around o.4 acres, with farmland either side. With that in mind, this house probably needs someone to fall in love with its distinctive period features – and fast.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

If you are considering it, you’ll be interested to know that the house has a ground floor with split level living room, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom while on the first floor there is a large garden room and balcony, along with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

Outside are the gardens, which also happen to contain a swimming pool and patio area.

1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex
1960s modernist property in Chichester, West Sussex

We said act fast, which is because this place is being offered for sale by informal tender. In other words, you need to submit a sealed bid by Tuesday 18th August 2015. as a guide, the asking price is £725,000.

Images and details courtesy of Sims Williams. For more details and to make enquiries, please visit their website.

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On the market: 1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/on-the-market-1950s-single-storey-modernist-property-in-stoke-poges-buckinghamshire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/on-the-market-1950s-single-storey-modernist-property-in-stoke-poges-buckinghamshire/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:08:01 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10978 1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

We would guess it has changed considerably since the original build, but this 1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire is still a stunning residence.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

You will find the house on what’s described as a ‘tranquil plot’ of around an acre and on a private road not far from the historic Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

It dates from the 1950s, but there isn’t an architect attached to it. However, the agent does point out that the house was originally built for a pharmaceuticals executive and his American wife, which wanted a house not dissimilar to the one they also owned in Malibu, California.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

We would imagine that Californian vibe wasn’t seen much in the UK in the 1950s, so the original build was likely to have been something of a talking point. Fast forward to 2015 and it still is.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

That’s partly down to the original design, but perhaps more down to the restoration undertaken by the current owners.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

The agent points out that the house been ‘restored and sympathetically updated’, with the addition of another wing to the existing layout. Planning permission has also been granted for a 400 sq. ft. first floor extension with a cantilevered balcony overlooking the lake, should you need more space. But you might want to check the asking price before you start planning more work. More on that later.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

For now, let’s focus on the here and now and a house that features an eye-catching 60ft long living / dining room. With full height glazing running most of the width of that space for views over the garden and the ‘reed-edged’ lake beyond that. There’s also a second reception room in the ‘south wing’ of the house too.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

In addition to that, there are five bedrooms, two with en-suite bathroom, a further bathroom and shower room and a utility room in the south wing, a kitchen / breakfast room and a music studio (which can obviously be converted if music isn’t your thing).

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

The finishes throughout are immaculate and contemporary, but with the midcentury feel still present in terms of the layout. Old and new working well together.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Outside is all of that land / gardens, as well as electric gates, a good-sized driveway, a separate garage and an area for bonfires and barbecues. The house also borders Stoke Court country house, so the outlook beyond your own gardens is pretty special too.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

£2,650,000 is the asking price, which certainly isn’t small change. But with the option to extend and with the current owners earning a ‘significant income’ from hiring out the house for photo and film shoots, the house might walleye out in the long run.

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

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

1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
1950s single-storey modernist property in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
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On the market: 1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-eichler-home-in-concord-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/27/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-eichler-home-in-concord-california-usa/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:49:21 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10964 1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

We can’t resist an Eichler, with this particular 1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA being something of a minor renovation opportunity.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

Not that’s it’s in a bad way. Far from it. This 1963 build looks pretty good and still has some period features within, which is always a bonus.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

In fact, the original open layout is more or less intact, with the beams (albeit painted), exposed brick, mahogany walls and original lighting still present within. That kitchen might be original too, but we suspect it might be ready for an upgrade by now.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

Someone has done their best to keep the place ‘dressed’ to the original era too, which certainly helps to sell this kind of period property. All in all, a great place, with the agent pointing out that opportunity to ‘customize’ if you want to take it up a notch or two.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

As for space, the layout includes what is described as an ‘informal’ multi-purpose room, plus a ‘formal’ living / dining area, a ‘bonus’ hobby room off the kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage with storage options. Around 2,121 sq. ft. in total and with stained concrete flooring throughout.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

Outside you’ll find options for indoor / outdoor living, with the outside fun built around the pool, with flat areas and some minimalist landscaping, cacti and palm trees too.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA

Fancy it? $595,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of East Bay Modern. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
1960s midcentury Eichler home in Concord, California, USA
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On the market: Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/20/on-the-market-contemporary-modernist-property-in-teddington-gloucestershire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/20/on-the-market-contemporary-modernist-property-in-teddington-gloucestershire/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10953 Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

If you think country living in Gloucestershire, you probably aren’t imagining something like this contemporary modernist property in Teddington.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

Known as The Kudos, you’ll find the house in the middle of farmland north of Cheltenham and sat in its own land of around five acres. So privacy pretty much guaranteed,

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

Also guaranteed are the views, thanks to that location and a design that brings the outside in. Extensive glazing is a key selling point here, with both upstairs and downstairs benefitting from those walls of glass. Just as well you are so isolated – there’s nothing to hide here.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

As for internal space, that covers around 5,000 sq. ft. in total, with stylish detailing such as slate clad exterior walls, and a ‘’floating’ staircase inside, plus premium features such as air source underfloor heating system and triple glazing (which should help you save a bit on the running costs).

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

The whole layout is bright and open, with a drawing room, sitting room, kitchen and dining area on the open first floor as well was a utility room and cloakroom.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

On the first floor you’ll find four large bedrooms, each with en-suite, along with a ‘glass ‘bridge’ to a sitting area, offering some panoramic views.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

Outside space are those five acres, as well as electronic double gates, a driveway, a covered parking area and a garage block which is still under construction. Elsewhere are slate paths, water features, box hedging and lawns/ gardens.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

As you might have guessed, this place looks to have been recently completed and as such, is a little empty and ‘cold’ inside. It really needs someone to come in and add their own bit of style to finish it off. If that might be you, the asking price is £1,750,000.

Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire
Contemporary modernist property in Teddington, Gloucestershire

Images and details courtesy of Savills. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

Big thanks to Paul for the tip off!

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On the market: 1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/20/on-the-market-1970s-richard-meier-designed-white-castle-in-old-westbury-new-york-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/20/on-the-market-1970s-richard-meier-designed-white-castle-in-old-westbury-new-york-usa/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:41:20 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10940 1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

One modernist gem from the architect has already graced these pages. But trumping that one is this stunning 1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

It is cut from the same cloth though, bold and luxurious modernism that is apparently influenced by the iconic Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier. It’s a house that certainly doesn’t look its age of 43. Although we would guess much of that is down to the updating throughout.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

Saying that, we don’t think the house has changed too much. It just has a little more modern-day polish than perhaps it once had – clean finishes, modern fittings and appliances, the usual thing.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

As for selling points, where do you start? Extensive glazing, curved staircases, wonderful galleries, high ceilings and so much living space. 11,000 sq. ft. to be precise.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

That inside space includes a total of six bedrooms, four bathrooms and four partial bathrooms, with the equally impressive outside space also offering a long drive, a pool, a pond and your own tennis court.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

Oh yes, the house is also geared to the ‘serious art collector’, no doubt because of gallery-style the expanse of white walls inside. There’s certainly a lot of art on the walls right now – which we can’t imagine is included in the price.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA

Talking of price, you will need $11,800,000 to own this place, which is around £7,500,000.

Images and details courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
1970s Richard Meier-designed White Castle in Old Westbury, New York, USA
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On the market: Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/10/on-the-market-unrestored-1930s-art-deco-property-in-mildenhall-suffolk/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/10/on-the-market-unrestored-1930s-art-deco-property-in-mildenhall-suffolk/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:38:02 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10927 Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

If there is one thing we know our readers love, it is unrestored art deco properties. This one isn’t exactly untouched, but much of this 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk is faithful to the original design.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

Not much background on the agent’s sheet for this one, but we would put in an educated guess of the 1930s for the original build. Since then, random updates seem to have been undertaken here and there, but without alerting the original design significantly.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

The overall look, the windows, the fireplaces and the room layouts all present a rather nice canvas for someone who wants to take this place on and perhaps return it to its former glory or update into a stylish modern home. You could always do both. The two work hand in hand.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

A detached property that’s in a good-sized plot too. So space outside and a decent amount inside as well.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

Head in and you’ll find an entrance hall, which takes you to the living and dining room with lovely wrap-around windows and what looks like an original fireplace. There is also access to the large kitchen with multiple storage cupboards, a pantry cupboard, under-stairs cupboard and a door leading to rear hallway plus a door to the garden. Other space on this floor is a secondary reception room and downstairs bathroom / wet room.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

Head upstairs and you will find the master bedroom, again with the original windows and fireplace, a further bedroom and a family bathroom.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

As we said, good outside space on a plot of around 0.75 acres, with a ‘horseshoe shaped driveway’ and access to two single garages and an outbuilding. The rest is mainly lawn.

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk

If that sounds like your kind of place, the asking price is £365,000.

Find out more at the Whatley Lane website

Thanks to @OkamiShiro for the tip off!

Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
Unrestored 1930s art deco property in Mildenhall, Suffolk
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On the market: Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/09/on-the-market-gareth-hoskins-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-ladybank-fife-scotland/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/09/on-the-market-gareth-hoskins-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-ladybank-fife-scotland/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:51:42 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10911 Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

The house is actually 13 years old, yet this Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland looks like it was completed yesterday.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

You will find the house in what was once the grounds of Kinloch House, sharing the location with other properties, but not overlooked by them. You do have your own privacy. Which is just as well with all the glass.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

As we hinted above, the house dates from 2002, within the ‘historic walls’ of a former fruit garden of the old house and at the foot of Lomond Hills, which is around 16 miles from St. Andrews. Inspiration for the architect is apparently from Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion – which you can definitely see if you want to do a compare and contrast.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

Enough of the location and inspiration, you want to know about the house, which is a stunning piece of design, with clean lines, extensive glazing and lovely open living spaces.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

That glazing is the killer feature here, blurring the lines between outside and inside, offering the perfect view of the landscaped gardens at the rear of the property.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

But we also love the wood cladding, the contrasting white finishes, the wonderful metallic front door – and that’s before we get beyond that door and look inside.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

When you do get inside, the wood and white theme carries on, not least with the stylish wood dividers (some of which double up as storage) and the clean white walls, which are the perfect blank canvas for adding your own personal touch.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

Plenty of space too, with three bedrooms, one being the master suite with a bathroom and dressing area and what’s described as the ‘elliptical room’ – a circular space currently operating as a music room but with options as an additional bedroom if you preferred.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

There is also a large open-plan living / kitchen / dining room, which is where you will find the bulk of the full-length floor-to ceiling glazing. There are also doors opening onto the garden space and an overhanging roof that offers just the right amount of shade.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

Back outside and you’ll find gardens that are a mix of rockery (both front and rear) plus the lawns traditional walled garden to the rear, which still hosts the original espalier fruit trees. The walls are also listed, by the way.

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

If this is where you want to spend most of your time, offers over £950,000 are invited.

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

Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
Gareth Hoskins-designed contemporary modernist property in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland
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On the market: Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/09/on-the-market-two-bedroom-art-deco-style-apartment-in-leigh-on-sea-essex/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/09/on-the-market-two-bedroom-art-deco-style-apartment-in-leigh-on-sea-essex/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:43:09 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10899 Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Is it an original art deco property? We think not. But we still like the look and location of this two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

It is part of an ‘exclusive art deco style development of five purpose built apartments’, which does give a heavy hint of this being a fairly recent build. Not that we are criticising on that basis. Far from it.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

The fact that we are discussing the issue indicates what a good job has been done. Yes, the balconies are contemporary and inside, you are also talking modern-era finishes. But that’s often the case with most period deco houses and apartments these days anyway.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

What is selling this place is the bold exterior, the windows, the curves and of course, the coastal location and its accompanying views. On the downside, this is a ground floor apartment, so the views are perhaps a little more limited than the ones upstairs.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

In terms of space, this apartment has an entrance hall leading to an open plan living and dining room (with access to the outside sun terrace), a kitchen / breakfast room, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second bedroom and a family bathroom.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Outside is the sun terrace we mentioned, which leads onto communal lawns. There’s also a secure shed for storage, a garage space in a separate black and an additional allocated parking space.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

If that appeals, the asking price is £459,950.

Images and details courtesy of Home. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
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