WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Fri, 22 May 2015 10:29:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/22/on-the-market-1920s-marcel-leborgne-designed-la-villa-dirickz-in-sint-genesius-rode-belgium/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1920s-marcel-leborgne-designed-la-villa-dirickz-in-sint-genesius-rode-belgium http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/22/on-the-market-1920s-marcel-leborgne-designed-la-villa-dirickz-in-sint-genesius-rode-belgium/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 10:15:16 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10400 1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

A stunning place, the 1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium is currently up for sale.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

This modernist gem and the architect’s most famous creation dates back to 1929, built for the Dirickz family and staying in the family (as far as we can work out) until the 1980s. The house was listed in 1990, but apparently was in a state of some disrepair at the time and for some years after.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

In 2007, it was purchased by developer Alexander Cambron, who has restored and modernised the building in conjunction with the heritage body in Belgium. The end result is what you see here, available to anyone with the funds to purchase it.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

It’s an incredibly opulent and stylised renovation, although from what we have read, the original owner was a lover of art and the theatre, living a ‘Great Gatsby’ life. So the finishes might not be a million miles away from the original, at least in spirit.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

The modernised property site in two hectares of land bordering a forest, with around 1,000 sq. metres of living space as well as various terraces covering 400 sq. metres overlooking the parkland. Oh yes, a second house is also here,  currently used as a caretaker’s cottage.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

As for the main house, enter and you’ll find yourself in what’s described by the agent as a ‘majestic hall’ which leads to a living area that includes a single lounge overlooking the park, a dining room and a large kitchen, along with ‘various dressing rooms’.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

Head up to the first floor via the original staircase overlooking the living area and you will find the master bedroom with terraces overlooking the gardens, a large dressing room and large bathroom with two sinks, a bath, a shower and a toilet. Also on this floor are two further bedrooms, each with a dressing room, bathroom and private terrace.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

There is a second floor too, which houses the fourth and fifth bedrooms each with their own bathroom and dressing room and opening onto terraces. A third floor as well, where you will find two attic bedrooms and a bathroom and finishing things off, the fourth floor (with access by lift or stairs) which has has access to the ‘panoramic terrace area’. The terrace also has a bar, so party central up there.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

If that’s not enough, the garden level also has  a home cinema, a swimming pool with exterior views, a wine cellar, a gym and access to the garages.

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

An extensive renvoation on a modernist icon and one that is likely to come at a price. That price is on application if you have an interest in purchasing.

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

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

 

1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
1920s Marcel Leborgne-designed La Villa Dirickz in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
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On the market: Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/21/on-the-market-langtry-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-hampstead-london-nw3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-langtry-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-hampstead-london-nw3 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/21/on-the-market-langtry-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-hampstead-london-nw3/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:03:17 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10389 Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

It goes without saying that this place doesn’t come cheap. But you have to admire the creative use of space in the Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

From the outside, a property fairly modest in size. But once inside, you’ll realise that the vast majority of living space is actually underground, with no expense spared with the finishes.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

The house has what is described as a discreet position opposite Hampstead Heath, with space for parking two or three cars behind a patio garden and ahead of the low profile upper floor, which hosts the reception hall and principal bedroom, with dressing room and en-suite. Want more? Head downstairs.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

When you do, you’ll see living space that’s the polar opposite of a traditional basement. it is actually the lower ground floor, with far more light that you would expect for somewhere below ground thanks to an upstairs void, not to mention lots of height. The open plan reception area (with access to a high end kitchen and breakfast area) has a 25ft high ceiling, which really does boost the ‘wow’ factor of the main living space.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

Off that is a central core sunken deck, a television family room, gym, cinema, wine cellar and plant room, with two other bedroom suites, both with dedicated outside access.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

As we said, no expense spared with the detailing and finishing too. So air conditioning, fully automated Flos lighting, audio control, an alarm with video entry, CCTV and of course, the best fixtures and fittings for both the kitchen and the bathrooms.

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

If all of that impresses, you’ll need around £5,000,000 to secure this place.

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

Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
Langtry House contemporary modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3
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On the market: 1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/21/on-the-market-1960s-murray-ward-designed-modernist-property-in-arford-hampshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-murray-ward-designed-modernist-property-in-arford-hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/21/on-the-market-1960s-murray-ward-designed-modernist-property-in-arford-hampshire/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 15:25:07 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10379 1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

Thanks to Maria for letting us know about this 1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

A distinctive property, one that dates back to 1963, with London based architects Murray Ward commissioned to design the house for a local artist. Of course, things have changed in the intervening years, but the bold silhouette still remains.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

Inside isn’t too radical. Modernised and updated fairly recently we would guess, but the wood panel ceilings and exposed brick survive, as does the general layout we would imagine. But overall, you are talking a modern family home.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

You’ll find the house in around a third of acre of garden, with an elevated offering views of the village and local countryside. Once inside you will find an open plan kitchen and living area with a long picture window (for those views), two bedrooms on the first floor (the master with access to the large roof terrace) and two further bedrooms one with en-suite on the ground floor. There is also a further studio / home office with separate kitchen independently accessed from the ground floor.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

Outside there is room for parking several vehicles and some well maintained gardens.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire

If you fancy the move here, the asking price is £725,000.

Images and details courtesy of Warren Powell-Richards. For more information and to make enquiries, please visit their website.

1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
1960s Murray Ward-designed modernist property in Arford, Hampshire
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On the market: Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/20/on-the-market-jonathan-ellis-miller-designed-banham-studio-in-prickwillow-cambridgeshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-jonathan-ellis-miller-designed-banham-studio-in-prickwillow-cambridgeshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/20/on-the-market-jonathan-ellis-miller-designed-banham-studio-in-prickwillow-cambridgeshire/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:06:20 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10367 Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

An artist’s studio and modernist living space. The Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire is a very stylish place to spend time.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

The work of London-based architect Jonathan Ellis-Miller, Banham Studio was commissioned for artist Mary Reyner Banham and her husband husband Reyner Banham (who sadly never saw the house built) as both as studio and country retreat. It still works on both of those levels.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

As for the design, it dates from the early 1990s, taking inspiration from modernism from a few decades earlier. The agent mentions Mies Van Der Rohe, Charles & Ray Eames and Craig Ellwood as influences, which we can’t disagree with.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

A steel-framed house with full height glazing, the house offers ‘far-reaching views’ across the Cambridgeshire Fens to the spire of Ely Cathedal’ and of course, plenty of natural light.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

A decent, but not huge, amount of space too, which is dominated by a main room with that glazing on both sides (as well as a skylight) and a seating area, used by the  original owner as a sleeping space. There’s also a galley kitchen, a bathroom, a separate shower and a bedroom overlooking the gardens. A store room too, which could be converted for other uses.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

Outside space is access via full-height glazed doors in the main room, leading to a ‘narrow terrace’ with steps down to the (mainly) lawned garden. A carport and pergola complete the layout.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

£285,000 is the price, should you fancy it as your weekend bolthole or indeed, for somewhere more permanent.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

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

Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan Ellis-Miller-designed Banham Studio in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
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On the market: 1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/20/on-the-market-1960s-robert-rummer-designed-midcentury-property-in-portland-oregon-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-robert-rummer-designed-midcentury-property-in-portland-oregon-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/20/on-the-market-1960s-robert-rummer-designed-midcentury-property-in-portland-oregon-usa/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 20:00:20 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10357 1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Not the most architecturally significant property we have featured, but lovers of the era will definitely fall for this 1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

The house dates from 1966 and at first glance, looks right out of the sales brochure. But first glances can be deceptive. This place has been renovated, but without impacting on the look and feel.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

According to the agent, you now get a new ‘jazzy’ aggregate entry floor and heated concrete floors, as well as updated bathrooms and three new patios. Beyond that, we are still very much in the 1960s.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

So floor to ceiling windows, exposed brick, beams, a wonderful kitchen, period light fittings and vintage cabinetry to boost the overall feel of the original era.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

1,412 sq. ft. of space in total, which takes in three bedrooms, two bathrooms, reception space with an open kitchen leading off and an attached garage.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

$500,000 is the asking price, which works out at around £321,000.

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA

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

Via Curbed

1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1960s Robert Rummer-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA
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On the market: 1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/19/on-the-market-1970s-peter-and-sheila-brigham-designed-modernist-property-in-london-sw17/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-peter-and-sheila-brigham-designed-modernist-property-in-london-sw17 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/19/on-the-market-1970s-peter-and-sheila-brigham-designed-modernist-property-in-london-sw17/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 11:35:23 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10347 1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

A lovely bit of 20th century modernism courtesy of this 1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed property in London SW17. Although the design is actually a 1960s one.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

The plans for the house were actually drawn up in 1966, but the house wasn’t finally built until over a decade later in 1977 by the husband and wife architect team. We would have guessed at this being a ‘60s design without knowing the details. It definitely has the look of a slightly earlier property.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

Some lovely detailing too, including exposed brick, teak floor tiles, high ceilings, period staircase and most unusual of all, an external spiral staircase leading down to the 100ft garden.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

Living space is over three floors. The ground floor hosts a wonderful open plan kitchen / dining / reception with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors. So plenty of natural light and the option to take the party outdoors. You will also find a utility room and cloakroom on this floor.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

Head up that wonderful staircase and you reach the family room with views over the reception space below, along with an adjoining bedroom and study, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom opens onto a roof terrace, with views over the garden and beyond.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

Talking of the garden, that’s south-facing, landscaped and as we said, is in excess of 100ft. There’s also a Potager garden at the rear, as well as a terraced area. Off-street parking to the front too, including a partially covered section.

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17

If this is your idea of a dream home, the guide price is £1,500,000.

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

1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
1970s Peter and Sheila Brigham-designed modernist property in London SW17
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Grand Design for sale: Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/19/grand-design-for-sale-dome-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bowness-on-windermere-cumbria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grand-design-for-sale-dome-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bowness-on-windermere-cumbria http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/19/grand-design-for-sale-dome-house-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bowness-on-windermere-cumbria/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 10:56:07 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10333 Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Stunning landscape and an equally stunning piece of architecture. Of course we were going to feature the Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, which you might recall from the Channel 4 Grand Designs programme.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

The house itself has been featured on the Grand Designs TV show twice. Once for the initial 2010 build and later as a catch-up revisit. Which means you are in the position to relive the house being built time and time again. Not too many properties offer that particular bonus.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

In a way there has also been a ‘try before you buy’ option for this place too, as part of the house has been made available as holiday lets. In fact, it looks like that’s still the case. Check available dates on the website.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Of course, that might well change when a new owner moves in, although it might help that new owner pay off some of the mortgage if the self-catering let continues.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

But enough of its earnings potential, let’s focus on the house, which has a breathtaking / elevated view over the east shore of Lake Windermere. That’s selling point number one.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Of course, the house, designed by Robert Gaukroger, is the second selling point. He used the site of existing 1980s house to create his dream home, working with renewable materials and designing a house that maximised both natural light and access to those views, throwing in some ‘wow’ factor along the way.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

The inside is every bit as dramatic as the outside. Three levels of living space within the property, with a focal point of a full height slate stone wall, as well as the fully-glazed atrium reception space, which connects the lower ground floor annexe with the ground and first floor main house wing, guest wing and pool wing.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

The living space includes a double height reception room with geometric ‘bow strung’ engineered roof, which is broken down into a large open plan family sitting / dining room with kitchen / utility. The views from all this room are as impressive as you can imagine. Two bi-fold doors open to a full length balcony deck if you want to experience the feel of the Lakes as well as the look.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

The first floor has a galleried landing that overhangs the reception hall,  which leads off to the ground floor annexe with guest suite. That’s made up of an open plan bedroom, sitting / dining area and galley kitchen, bathroom and access to the garden.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Elsewhere, the main house wing is made up of the master bedroom with ‘extensive storage’ and an en-suite luxury bathroom, along with two further bedrooms with double height mezzanine sleeping platforms. An Inner hallway leads to a further bathroom. The master bedroom and reception rooms also have access to an inner courtyard with space for a hot tub.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

If that’s not enough for you, there is the pool and guest wing. The pool room has a slate wall, non-slip tiled floor and plant rooms, not to mention a 10m glass mosaic tiled pool, which is heated by an air source heat pump. A door leads to an external courtyard with sauna. The guest wing offers three suites, each with a ‘boutique style’ en-suite bath / shower room, galley kitchen and access to a balcony deck.

Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Dome House contemporary modernist property in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

From all of that you can make out that the house is currently a mix of private living space and holiday lets, but with enough private space for a large family home and rental options (there are seven bedrooms in total).

So possibilities for both business and pleasure. The asking price is £2,300,000 if you want a move to the Lake District.

Imaged and details courtesy of Scott Bainbridge. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

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In need of renovation: 1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/18/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-vernon-gibberd-designed-deckhouse-in-emsworth-hampshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-need-of-renovation-1960s-vernon-gibberd-designed-deckhouse-in-emsworth-hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/18/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-vernon-gibberd-designed-deckhouse-in-emsworth-hampshire/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 14:22:25 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10319 1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

We featured one of these previously and it was an incredibly popular find. So we expect similar interest from this 1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire, which was spotted by Ben.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

The last one needed some work, this one even more so. But it does offer you the opportunity to put stamp on this quirky dwelling, one of around 50 dating back to the 1960s.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

The design was the work of Vernon Gibberd of Gore, Gibberd, and Saunders, with the houses appearing from 1965 when the logging ponds of a disused timber yard were turned into Emsworth Yacht Harbour. These particular dwellings were pitched as weekend or holiday homes for sailors.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

These days, the appeal is a little wider, but they are still very much weekend retreats. If you want to see what you can do with one, do check out this feature in Dwell from 2013, showcasing one rather stylish designer makeover.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

Like every other deckhouse, this one has 538 sq. ft. of living space, as well as an elevated position (which means storage space underneath and views from above) plus a balcony area.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

Accommodation is pretty straightforward, essentially the entrance hallway, a living room with doors to the balcony, a kitchen area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Possibly more than you expected, but it all needs work bring it back up to standard.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

Outside is a lawned area to front and side, plus a storage area for a dinghy or car.

1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire
1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire

It is being sold by formal tender, with the offer deadline of noon on 12th June 2015. The guide price is £265,000.

Images and details courtesy of Borland and Borland. For more details and enquiries, please visit their website.

Update: If you want to try before you buy, you can book some of the deckhouses as holiday rentals. All the details are here and also here.

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On the market: Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/17/on-the-market-pierre-davoine-designed-the-big-house-in-london-sw14/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-pierre-davoine-designed-the-big-house-in-london-sw14 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/17/on-the-market-pierre-davoine-designed-the-big-house-in-london-sw14/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 19:31:31 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10307 Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

Does the Boat Race excite you? If it does, this Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14 could be your dream home.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

According to the agent, the house is ‘located almost adjacent to the finishing post’ for the famous Oxbridge race on the Thames. So if you want ne of the best views around (without having to jostle with the crowd), then this is the place for you. Budget permitting, of course.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

The house was built as part of the Tapestry Court development, which is made up of a pair of new-build houses and some flats converted from the former Queen’s Head Hotel, with this one ‘end-on’ to the high street, which only adds to the interest. Not that it needs it – the house literally jumps out at you from the surrounding properties.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

That’s perhaps down to the construction, described as a timber box clad in Douglas fir, which is elevated on a red-brick plinth and unbroken by windows on the front elevation until the third floor.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

All of which is nice, but perhaps secondary to the amount of living space you actually get from the place. That’s down as 2,300 sq. ft. in total, with the ground floor featuring an entrance lobby, a small study-bedroom and a narrow staircase to (believe it or not) a basement cinema.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

You will find the two main bedrooms and their bathrooms on the first floor, with the second floor given over to the open-plan reception room, kitchen and dining room. That’s not all though, with the top floor hosting what is described as a ‘fully glazed studio’ plus a roof terrace, with views of the church and the river.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

Off-street parking to the front too, which is obviously a key selling point. No gardens, as you’ve probably guessed, but green space isn’t far off with the likes of Barnes Common, Richmond Park and Kew Gardens in the vicinity.

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14

£2,350,000 is the asking price.

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

Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
Pierre d’Avoine-designed The Big House in London SW14
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Time capsule for sale: 1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/17/time-capsule-for-sale-1960s-modernist-property-in-dry-drayton-cambridgeshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=time-capsule-for-sale-1960s-modernist-property-in-dry-drayton-cambridgeshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/05/17/time-capsule-for-sale-1960s-modernist-property-in-dry-drayton-cambridgeshire/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 18:38:05 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10292 1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Thanks to Su for flagging this one up. The house was briefly on the market a few months back, but went under offer before we had chance to write about it. But that sale doesn’t look to have gone through, as this 1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire is back up for sale.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

It’s an amazing place, although you do wonder if the house will survive in this state for much longer. The 1960s individually architect-designed house is a time capsule for the era, with hardly a thing changed in the intervening 50 or so years.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

The sought after period features are everywhere. From the open plan living area to the distinctive stairway, the gallery, the exposed brick, the wood panelling, the light fittings, the built-on storage…even the upstairs carpet and the kitchen units. It’s as if the house has been trapped in time for decades. Which is nothing but good news for lovers of the era.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

However, there is that ominous mention of ‘scope for further development’ subject to planning permission. Of course, the agent is absolutely right for mentioning it, especially as the house isn’t listed and does have what looks like a good sized plot. But we would hope that someone loves this place for what it is and preserves what you really cannot get back.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

In terms of the living space, you are looking at a ‘spacious’ entrance hall, a walk-in store room (or dark room) and that wonderful period kitchen, which in turn leads to the stunning L-shaped open plan living and dining room with exposed brick and open tread stairway. The dining room has fitted seating and and a door to the rear.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Note that there is also a ground floor bedroom, which has built-in storage and an interconnecting door to a bathroom.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Head up to the first floor and you’ll find a further bedroom, specifically a galleried bedroom with built-in wardrobe, large internal window and a door to balcony. Also on this floor is a store room with window.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Head outside and you’ll notice the large corner plot with driveway parking, car port, inner courtyard area plus side and rear gardens measuring 90ft x 90ft.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

It is unlikely to be on the market for long. If you want it, offers in excess of £350,000 are advised.

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

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
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