WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:12:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 In need of renovation: 1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/29/in-need-of-renovation-1930s-art-deco-style-property-in-elmer-west-sussex/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/29/in-need-of-renovation-1930s-art-deco-style-property-in-elmer-west-sussex/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:12:17 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11367 1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

Fancy a bit of DIY? You could bring this 1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex up to scratch in your spare time. Big thanks to Nick for flagging it up.

1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

It’s an interesting place, which is, by and large, still faithful to its original design. As for period features, well we can’t see enough of the inside to make a judgement call on that. We suspect that there might be a few lurking here and there – you’ll have to view to find out for sure. But it does look like renovations over the years might have stripped out a lot of the 1930s.

1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

Saying that, the shell is a good one and looks ready to go if you want to create your own modern-day, deco-style property. Decent amount of garden outside too.

1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

As for inside, an entrance hall leads into a sitting room, which opens into the dining room and kitchen with larder and ‘some original cupboards’. There’s also a small breakfast or potential utility room, ground floor WC and access to the single garage.

1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

Head upstairs and you’ll find three bedrooms and a family bathroom. From the top of the stairs a glazed door offers access to the flat roof of the garage, while the master bedroom has a door onto the curved balcony.

1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex
1930s art deco-style property in Elmer, West Sussex

As for that outside space, there is a garden and drive to the front, as well as the garage we mentioned and the good-sized rear garden.

If you want to take on this project, the asking price is £325,000.

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

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On the market: 1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/27/on-the-market-1980s-modernist-house-in-kergrist-moelou-brittany-northwestern-france/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/27/on-the-market-1980s-modernist-house-in-kergrist-moelou-brittany-northwestern-france/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:16:59 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11355 1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

When we featured the 1980s modernist property in Saint Nicolas du Pélem in Brittany, we were also sent this 1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France too. On the face of it, a more interesting property.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

That’s purely down to the bold exterior. Even 30+ years on, this is a head turning house with its beams, stone pillars and blocks of glazing. It looks nothing like the last house in Brittany we featured, but it is believed to be down to the same local architect – Michel Velly.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

We’re not certain, but Sharon, who pointed us in the direction of both houses and lives in one designed by the same man, believes it is. Something to confirm with the agent / seller if you are interested.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Inside is something of a different story. There’s nothing wrong with the interior, but a lot of the detailing you would have expected inside doesn’t seem to be there. A renovation job has left the inside of the house very clean and practical, but without the ‘wow’ factor we would have expected.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Still, there’s nothing that a makeover couldn’t put right. The layout is likely to be unchanged and that exterior is obviously a huge pull.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Space is also likely to appeal. That includes a large open plan kitchen and dining area that sweeps into the lounge, covering around 65 sq. metres in total. There is also a small, sunken lounge area with a wood pellet burner, an office, a cloakroom, three bedrooms (one with an en-suite, the others with access to the garden), a shower or and a very large basement area.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

That basement space was previously used as a three-room area, formerly used as a music room, gym, wine cellar, workshop area, utility and parking for three cars.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

If that’s not enough space, you also get 2.5 acres of land outside, with direct access to a former railway line which is now a walking / riding / cycling track, which runs for 128km in total.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

So a great building, great location and an interior that perhaps needs someone to come in and work that ‘wow’ factor back in. The asking price is £379,785.

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

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On the market: Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/27/on-the-market-beverley-david-thorne-designed-case-study-house-26-in-san-rafael-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/27/on-the-market-beverley-david-thorne-designed-case-study-house-26-in-san-rafael-california-usa/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:28:00 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11337 Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Now this is something very special. The Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA is now up for sale.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

As you probably know, the Case Study House program created architecture as ‘experiments’ from the mid-1940s through to the mid-1960s in conjunction with Arts & Architecture magazine and a host of celebrated names of the era.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Around 20 or so still exist, with this one being one and dating from the early 1960s.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

One of the later examples and perhaps because of that, one of the better maintained. The design you see here, known as the Harrison House, is pretty much untouched from the one created back in 1962 / 1963.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Of course, it has been maintained and doubtless renovated since that time by the only owners of the house, the Ketcham family. A look at the clean finishes throughout tell you that straight away.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

But the architectural integrity is still present, which is the key thing, which is the a credit to those owners.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

The location is certainly a dramatic one, perched off a hill in northern California (the only Case Study House in that area), with architecture that works with its surroundings, sitting just off that hill and offering terracing and glazing to take advantage of the scenery beyond and below.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

As for the house, well that’s about glass steel and open space. A wall of glass looks out from the rest of the house, with a full length terrace offering the open are from pretty much every living area.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Love the beams, love the angled roof and we’re definitely in love with the double-height reception spaces, which add so much light and space to the heart of the house.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Talking of space, you get around 1,955 sq. ft. of that on a single level, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, sitting on a plot that covers 0.871 acres.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Interestingly, the agent also points out that there are renderings by Beverley Thorne for a potential 1400 sq. ft. addition below and a pool. So your dream house could potentially get a lot bigger without (presumably) taking away the character.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

That’s down the line though. For now you need to work out how you can get together something like the  $1,850,000 asking price.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA

Images and details courtesy of Sotheby’s International Reality. Fir more details, photos or to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
Beverley David Thorne-designed Case Study House #26 in San Rafael, California, USA
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In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/26/in-need-of-renovation-former-aircraft-control-tower-and-land-in-winkleigh-devon/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/26/in-need-of-renovation-former-aircraft-control-tower-and-land-in-winkleigh-devon/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:10:21 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11332 In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon
In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon

We haven’t got much to go on here, but if you are planning a Grand Designs project, this former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon might be a starting point. Big thanks to Tamer for pointing it out.

Not that planning permission is in place right now for turning this into a house. But the agent points out that ‘commercial development or others’ could be possibility subject to obtaining some kind of permission. Maybe something to research first.

In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon
In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon

As for the tower, that’s a former RAF watch tower that was part of a night fighter station during the Second World War. it is also listed by English Heritage as a Scheduled Monument, which might impact on development ideas.

The building is a two storey construction and is sold with land extending to 3.88 hectares (9.5 acres) along with a further range of disused outbuildings and shelters.

In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon
In need of renovation: Former aircraft control tower and land in Winkleigh, Devon

The price? The guide is £35,000 – £50,000. That sounds like quite a good deal if you can get the permission to do something with it.

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

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In need of renovation: 1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/25/in-need-of-renovation-1930s-art-deco-property-in-wollaton-vale-nottingham/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/25/in-need-of-renovation-1930s-art-deco-property-in-wollaton-vale-nottingham/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:57:18 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11322 1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

Huge thanks to Nicholas for letting us know about this 1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham, which is definitely in need of some work.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

According to Nicholas, it is known as the ‘pink house’ and was part of a group of similarly-styled properties in this sought after area. Sadly, this is the only one surviving in near-original condition.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

That originality comes with a downside. As you can see from the inside shots, this house looks to have had little or no work for some time and as such, there might be investment needed beyond the asking price. But there’s another more significant issue for the house here.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

The house sits on a good-sized plot in an area of value. The agent does mention that this would be ‘ideal for re development’ subject toe necessary consents. Obviously that could mean this house is on borrowed time unless someone can be found to buy it and renovate it in the meantime.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

If that’s you, then you will be interested to know exactly what you get for your outlay. That distinctive 1930s look for a start and a house with hallways, lounge, dining room, kitchen, outer hall and WC on the ground floor.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

Head upstairs and you’ll find a landing, three bedrooms, a bathroom and another WC. One of those bedrooms also has French doors leading to the roof terrace. There might be further access to the roof terrace externally too, but check with the agent or on a viewing.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

As we said, generous outside space which includes a single garage, driveway and front lawn and the long rear garden, which backs onto Tottle Brook.

1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham
1930s art deco property in Wollaton Vale, Nottingham

If this is the project for you, then you will need around £300,000 to secure it.

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

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Up for auction: Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/25/up-for-auction-melville-aubin-designed-sunpark-1930s-art-deco-property-in-brixham-devon/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/25/up-for-auction-melville-aubin-designed-sunpark-1930s-art-deco-property-in-brixham-devon/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:14:26 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11311 Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

I feel like this place is an old friend, as I’ve been writing about it for a few years now. But there has been a big development on this Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon. The house has gone up for auction with a guide price around half of the original asking price.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

Up for auction again I should say, as this house was up for auction on 2012 with a guide of around £600,000+. In fact, the house has been up for sale since 2010, hitting the market for £695,000 with the original agent. Five years on and it sounds like it just needs to sell.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

It should sell too, as this is a stunning example of art deco with those all-important period features intact. At least, we presume they still are, with the auctioneer talking about ‘a wealth of original characterful features’. Sadly, only one image is available from the auction house – the other images you see here are from a past listing agent, so please check and/or view before you put in a bid. You should always do that anyway when buying at auction.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

As for the house itself, it is a grade II-listed building from 1935 with three floors of space. The ground floor has a good-sized entrance hall leading to the main living room, the dining room and a kitchen area with larder and store.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

On the first floor you will find three bedrooms, two with original fireplaces, a a small study, bathroom and WC with original 1930s fixtures, fittings and Vitrolite tiling. Head to the second floor and you will find the roof terrace and what was likely to have been the solarium. Outside are front and rear gardens, plus some off-street parking.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

As we said, plenty of originality if it is still in place, which included the bathroom, as well as the original Crittall steel windows. period door handles, metal light fittings and the oak staircases with polished chrome handrails.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

So originally £695,000 back in 2010, the house is now up for auction with a guide price of £350,000 – £400,000. Surely time to sell at that price.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon

Image and details courtesy of Clive Emson auctioneers. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website. Additional images from a past listing on The Modern House.

Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon
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On the market: Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/23/on-the-market-space-one-1960s-modernist-property-in-clapton-in-gordano-north-somerset/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/23/on-the-market-space-one-1960s-modernist-property-in-clapton-in-gordano-north-somerset/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:52:29 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11301 Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

The agent describes this as ’60s architecture at its best’, but annoyingly we just can’t see enough of the Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset to agree or disagree.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Big thanks to Mark for pointing this place out and if we were a little nearer geographically, we would have jumped in the car or possibly booked a viewing of this fascinating building.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Fascinating because it looks like a mix of the traditional and the modern. The former in terms of the traditional rock finishes, but latter because of the bold modernist architecture itself.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

We can only see that exterior on one shot, with a couple of interior shots suggesting a house barely changed in the last 50 years. The agent adds that the house has ‘an impressive cantilever living room’, as well as large picture windows and timber cladding. But you probably need a viewing to appreciate just what is here.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Certainly a good amount of space. A hallway leads to three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the entrance level. A feature open treed staircase leads to the first floor, which is where you will find the central living room, the kitchen / breakfast room, a utility room, a snug with wood burning stove and what’s described as the principal bedroom and a second bathroom.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Space outside too. The plot covers in excess of an acre, with access from the first floor to the gardens and from its elevated position, panoramic views across the countryside, Portishead, the Severn Estuary and the Welsh coast. Further out, the lans offers lawned areas, a detached workshop and ‘space for a swimming pool’. That could mean one was here is the past, we’re not sure. Finishing things off is a ‘substantial’ garage / workshop and a carport.

Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset
Space One 1960s modernist property in Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Half a tale, I know. But one that is worth flagging up to anyone in the area. If you think it is worth considering, the guide price is £400,000.

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

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On the market: 1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/22/on-the-market-1970s-brutalist-property-in-zug-switzerland/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/22/on-the-market-1970s-brutalist-property-in-zug-switzerland/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:24:08 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11294 1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland
1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland

Only the second time we have featured a house in this particular country, but you can see why this 1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland appeals.

1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland
1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland

The only frustration is that we don’t see more images. But the ones we can see give an idea of just what you get from this place. Location, space and very distinctive architecture of the era.

1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland
1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland

Specifically we are talking 1975 and a location that seems to look out onto the nearby Lake Zug. As for the architecture, that’s as brutalist as domestic architecture tends to get. Concrete aplenty, circular towers that jut out from the main body of the house and a curved balcony on the edge of a terrace up above.

1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland
1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland

Inside is rather more sedate, although it’s worth mentioning that there is more of a living area than you might imagine here (around 160 sq. metres. According to the translated details, open space and exposed brick are the order of the day once inside, with an open staircase on the ground floor too.

1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland
1970s brutalist property in Zug, Switzerland

The ground floor contains the dining room, living room and kitchen, with the three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. In addition to that, the house has a large terrace for the best views of the lake and two basement rooms which are ideal for conversion. There’s also an underground parking space and an enclosed garden.

Obviously this is Switzerland and a popular residential area too. So don’t be too surprised to hear that the price is the equivalent of £1,144,856.

Images and details courtesy of Immoscout24. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

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On the market: 1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/20/on-the-market-1950s-richard-leitch-designed-midcentury-property-in-altadena-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/20/on-the-market-1950s-richard-leitch-designed-midcentury-property-in-altadena-california-usa/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:47:30 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=11280 1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

It looks like a time capsule, but once again, that is down to an excellent renovation job on this 1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

Designed by the architect for the architect back in 1954, it ticks all the midcentury modern boxes. Large swathes of glazing, beams, open spaces and fittings from or inspired by the era. All the windows looks out onto the courtyards too.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

You can balance that with some modern updates, including European style cabinetry, Stark fixtures, concrete floors, stone kitchen counters and mosaic tiled walls. This was obviously a premium renovation job.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

The end result is stunning, both inside and out. Indeed, it’s hard not t5o talk about the outside space in its own right, which includes large boulders, two interior courtyards one with a fountain), a large heated pool and entertaining area. This place really is something special.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

There’s around 2,115 sq. ft. inside, which includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as plenty of lounge and reception space to kick back and relax in.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

Check out the images to see this place in all its glory, with more images on the agents’ sites too if you want more. Fancy it? The asking price is $1,175,000.

1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA

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1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
1950s Richard Leitch-designed midcentury property in Altadena, California, USA
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In need of renovation: 1960s Vernon Gibberd-designed deckhouse in Emsworth, Hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/20/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-vernon-gibberd-designed-deckhouse-in-emsworth-hampshire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/08/20/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-vernon-gibberd-designed-deckhouse-in-emsworth-hampshire/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:38:25 +0000 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 and has just gone back on the market.

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

This house intially went up for sale by formal tender with a guide of £265,000 in May of this year then disappeared off the market, presumably sold. But as Ben points out, the house has just appeared on the listings again and like last time, it is up via formal tender. The only difference is the deadline day for offers of 18th September 2015 and a new guide of £300,000.

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

Oh yes, 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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