WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Putting the wow back into online house hunting Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:40:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/22/on-the-market-four-storey-property-in-the-old-sweet-factory-hove-east-sussex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-four-storey-property-in-the-old-sweet-factory-hove-east-sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/22/on-the-market-four-storey-property-in-the-old-sweet-factory-hove-east-sussex/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:40:23 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8602 Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

We do love a good industrial conversion and this four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex is definitely such a thing.

Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

The house is part of the former Maynards Sweet Factory in the Poets’ Corner area of Hove, near Brighton, dating back to the turn of the 20th century, but more recently converted into seven houses by London-based architects John Kerr Associates, mixing a modern contemporary style with the original framework of the factory.

Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

That obviously means exposed brick and high ceilings, along with a decent amount of living space. At present, that also includes working space as the ground floor offers two studios / offices, along with a utility room and toilet a boiler / storage room. The first floor has two bedrooms (one with an en-suite bathroom) and a shower room. The second floor is a large open plan space with glass roof and a kitchen area in the middle. A dining area and living area are also here, to each side of the kitchen. The third floor is a mezzanine space that could be used for living or sleeping space.

Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

In addition, the third floor also has roof terrace, offering what are described as ‘panoramic views’ across Brighton and Hove and to the sea. There’s also a private rear garden outside.

Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

Premium finishes throughout, thanks in part to this being the original show home. oversized doors and limestone work surfaces in the kitchen, for example.

Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex
Four-storey property in The Old Sweet Factory, Hove, East Sussex

£725,000 is the asking price.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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On the market: 1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/22/on-the-market-1970s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-memphis-tennessee-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-memphis-tennessee-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/22/on-the-market-1970s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-memphis-tennessee-usa/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:53:57 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8593 1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Something unusual and perhaps in need of some work. Although that does mean  plenty of character in this 1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

According to the agent, this Corbusier-inspired property is the former residence of renowned modernist architect Mel O’Brien and judging by the interior shots, not a lot has changed since Mel left.

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Well, some things have. A couple of rooms look like they have had an upgrade, but by and large, the place is a relic of its original era. emphasised by a look at the bathrooms and the feature fireplace.

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

But in our book, that is a positive, as it means the architect’s vision still survives. This is a great opportunity to take a note local classic and make it your own.

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

There is around 4,376 sq. ft. of space in total, including four bedrooms and four bathrooms, not to mention a two-storey living room, huge ‘basement den’ plus two wet bars and a pool. A couple of garages built within too.

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

All the details on the listing (plus more photos), with an asking price of $549,000, which works out at around £341,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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On the market: 1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/21/on-the-market-1920s-robert-mallet-stevens-designed-art-deco-artists-studio-in-paris-france/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1920s-robert-mallet-stevens-designed-art-deco-artists-studio-in-paris-france http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/21/on-the-market-1920s-robert-mallet-stevens-designed-art-deco-artists-studio-in-paris-france/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:32:58 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8585 1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist's studio in Paris, France
1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France

We featured a stunning property from the architect some time back and now we have another. This 1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France.

1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist's studio in Paris, France
1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France

This ground floor artist’s studio was apparently created in partnership with design legend  Jean Prouvé for sculptors Jan and Joël Martel. It has obviously undergone change over the years, but according to the agent, its listed status means that the original architecture and decor has managed to survive.

1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist's studio in Paris, France
1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France

Its high ceilings (up to 6 metres) were installed to help the sculptors create their work, while the different levels allowed both them and others to get varied perspectives on their ongoing and finished work. Of course, the large windows were probably a help when it came to working too.

1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist's studio in Paris, France
1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France

No sculptors here these days, with the main workshop transformed into a large, bright living space, a Boffi kitchen is now built in the former winter garden with fountain and a bathroom and a dressing room are now in the lower studio, which was once used for moulding and working clay.

1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist's studio in Paris, France
1920s Robert Mallet-Stevens-designed art deco artist’s studio in Paris, France

Just the one bedroom too, which perhaps makes this something of a tough sell at the price. That price is €2,400,000, by the way.

Find out more at the Architecture de Collection website

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On the market: Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/21/on-the-market-dk-architects-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-formby-merseyside/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-dk-architects-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-formby-merseyside http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/21/on-the-market-dk-architects-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-formby-merseyside/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:04:49 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8576 Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

Luxurious modern living, that’s for sure, with this Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside (unsurprisingly) coming with a price to match.

Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

It is one of two similar properties from the same architects, not far from the Formby Pinewoods Nature reserve and approached by a floodlit, tree lined, gated and security controlled private 70 metre access drive.

Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

Finishes are definitely premium here. From the slate lined indoor swimming pool (slate seems prominent throughout in fact) to the cinema room, stylish fireplace, heat recovery ventilation system and state of the art home entertainment system, it doesn’t look like many (if any) corners were cut here.

Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

A lot of space too. That large open plan family offers living, dining and kitchen space as well as a wow factor, with the house also offering a galleried double height entrance hall, laundry room, snug/cinema room, indoor pool complex with sim jet machine, steam room and changing room plus plant room, not to mention a master suite with dressing room and en-suite bath/shower room, four further bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom/shower room.

Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

Outside you’ll find gardens, along with a double garage, plus that access drive and security gate.

Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside
Dk-Architects-designed contemporary modernist property in Formby, Merseyside

If you see yourself here, you’ll need to find something in the region of £1,750,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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On the market: 1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/20/on-the-market-1960s-five-bedroom-modernist-property-in-vaucluse-new-south-wales-australia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-five-bedroom-modernist-property-in-vaucluse-new-south-wales-australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/20/on-the-market-1960s-five-bedroom-modernist-property-in-vaucluse-new-south-wales-australia/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:39:37 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8568 1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia

Thanks again to Alex Wood for flagging up another gem, this 1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia, said to be the work of award winning architects Allen Jack and Cottier.

1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia

The house is pretty much a museum to the era, with the exposed brick, quarry tiled floors, wood panels and built-in furnishings all surviving intact through the decades. Someone has taken a lot of care of this place – and for that, we should all be grateful.

1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia

If the midcentury modernist style isn’t enough, there’s also an exclusive harbour side location, with the house a ‘stroll’ to Vaucluse Bay and Nielsen Park beach.

1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia

The space is said to be versatile, but right now includes a formal living room with walled garden, family room with alfresco court garden and kitchen on the round floor. Upstairs is a living room with balcony, master wing with sitting room / guest room and study area and four further bedrooms, Outside you’ll find a double garage with internal access and additional off street parking, along with some garden space.

1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
1960s five-bedroom modernist property in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia

Pricing is a little vague, as the house is up for auction. Contact the agent if you have a serious interest for a guide price, with the auction on 30th October 2014.

Find out more at the Real Estate website

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On the market: Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/20/on-the-market-six-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-house-in-thurgarton-nottinghamshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-six-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-house-in-thurgarton-nottinghamshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/20/on-the-market-six-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-house-in-thurgarton-nottinghamshire/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:12:24 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8559 Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

We thought this was older than it is, but as far as we mow, this place is a six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire.

Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

It’s fairly new anyway, last selling in 2006, so at least eight years old, although the look is very much a midcentury modernist one from the outside. That carries on to some extent on the inside, although we’re talking modern family home in the main.

Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

Glen Bracken (that’s the official name) offers a good amount of space, enhanced by some high ceilings and extensive glazing that give the impression of more. Good space outside too, covering around half an acre.

Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

Head into the plot via electric gates, passing the parking space and the triple garage and you’ll find have access to the ground floor, which offers an entrance hall, breakfast kitchen, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sitting room, family bathroom, separate WC, cloaks and utility. An open plan dining area leads to a raised living room via a half flight of stairs, with a ‘sweeping’ balcony overlooking the south facing gardens.

Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

The lower ground floor includes two rooms, currently used as a study and family room but originally designed as double bedrooms. A French door opens onto one of the block paved terraces. Stairs off the entrance hall lead to the first floor where there are four large double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a bathroom with shower.

Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Six-bedroom contemporary modernist house in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire

Outside there are two large block paved areas and the lawn, which is surrounded by flower beds and mature trees. The lower part of the garden opens up into a play area of swings, slide and trampoline. Ideal if you have kids, not so much if you don’t we’d guess.

If you like the look of the place, Glen Bracken has an asking price of £795,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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On the market: 1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/15/on-the-market-1930s-oswald-chisolm-designed-chisolm-house-art-deco-property-in-dalkeith-western-australia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-oswald-chisolm-designed-chisolm-house-art-deco-property-in-dalkeith-western-australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/15/on-the-market-1930s-oswald-chisolm-designed-chisolm-house-art-deco-property-in-dalkeith-western-australia/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:19:53 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8550 1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia
1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia

Huge thanks to Alex Wood, who has forwarded a raft of interesting properties in Australia, headed up by this 1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia.

1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia
1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia

It is heritage listed and was lived in by the family of the architect up to 1961. It was sold to the current owner in 2000, who went about spending time (and money) on getting the place back to something like its best. That took around 14 years and more than a million Australian dollars. The end result is what you see here.

1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia
1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia

The property obviously isn’t back to its original layout (a look at the kitchen and some of the more modern finishes elsewhere will tell you that). But it does now have its art deco feel back, aided by some original pieces and some items sourced from the era or inspired by it. That’s right down to the ‘deco inspired’ pool, which wasn’t part of the original design.

1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia
1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia

In terms of layout, you get four bedrooms, two bathrooms, the renovated kitchen and extension, open plan living and dining rooms overlooking the garden and pool, a formal dining room, balcony, garage space and of course, the pool and the rest of the outside space.

1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia
1930s Oswald Chisolm-designed Chisolm House art deco property in Dalkeith, Western Australia

If you want it, Chisolm House is being marketed around the AUS$3.2 million mark, which is around £1.7 million.

Find out more at the Real Estate website

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On the market: Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/13/on-the-market-type-m3a-triplex-apartment-in-bunyan-court-on-the-chamberlin-powell-and-bon-designed-barbican-estate-london-ec2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-type-m3a-triplex-apartment-in-bunyan-court-on-the-chamberlin-powell-and-bon-designed-barbican-estate-london-ec2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/13/on-the-market-type-m3a-triplex-apartment-in-bunyan-court-on-the-chamberlin-powell-and-bon-designed-barbican-estate-london-ec2/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:18:28 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8540 Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Always a gasp at just how much these places go for in some quarters, but there’s no denying that the finish of this Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2 is pretty stylish.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

You’ll find it in the grade II-listed Barbican, which was completed in 1972. Bunyan Court is a terrace block in the north podium area of the Barbican, looking out over Beech Gardens.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

As for the apartment itself, that’s pretty special too. It is accessed from the sixth floor and once inside, you will find the original mahogany staircase leading to all floors. That’s definitely a selling point.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

Those floors offer a south facing reception room with full height and width glass sliding door which leads to a terrace, along with a ‘sympathetically modernised’ kitchen and dining area with another full height and width glass sliding door for access to outside space. A lower floor is where you’ll find the first bedroom and bathroom.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

On the seventh floor you’ll find a further bedroom, specifically a barrel vaulted double height ceiling bedroom with full width and height windows and private terrace.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

There is underfloor heating throughout and when you decide to go out, the Barbican complex is on your doorstep, not to mention the residents’ gardens for sunnier days.

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2

As we hinted above, this doesn’t come cheap, with an asking price of £1,195,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
Type M3A triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed Barbican Estate, London EC2
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On the market: 1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/09/on-the-market-1960s-grade-ii-listed-tom-kay-designed-modernist-property-in-london-w8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-grade-ii-listed-tom-kay-designed-modernist-property-in-london-w8 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/09/on-the-market-1960s-grade-ii-listed-tom-kay-designed-modernist-property-in-london-w8/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:01:23 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8531 1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

It is up for sale for just the second time ever, but you’ll probably need a Lotto win (or very deep pockets) to secure this 1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

You will find this 1967 build in the sought after Hillgate Village area of Kensington and you’ll certainly not miss it. This is a stark contrast to the nearby period housing, with brickwork and the cylindrical stair turret certain to stop you dead in your tracks. According to the agent, it was built for A photographer and an opera singer, who wanted a house that was ‘private, spatially dynamic and acoustically sound’. If you do too, read on…

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

As for the house in the modern era, well it doesn’t look a lot different to the house in the late 1960s we suspect. Some parts look a little dated, but the originality is certainly a plus point. Kitchen aside, that extends to most of the house.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

You get around 1,806 sq. ft. inside over four levels. On the lower ground is the kitchen and dining room, with spare bedroom, bathroom and utility room. The kitchen also access the ‘sunken garden’ at the rear of the house. You will find  the entrance, two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, not to mention the garage.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

The first floor is all about the open-plan double-height living room with access to a terrace above the garage. A gallery with study is above the living room at its north end and above that is a split-level roof terrace.

1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8
1960s grade II-listed Tom Kay-designed modernist property in London W8

All good? Well, this is the point where you might need a sit down. The asking price is £3,650,000.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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On the market: Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/07/on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/10/07/on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8521 Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

You probably think I am going to flag this up as a well-preserved relic of the 1930s. If that’s the case, you are wrong, as this Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, spotted by W A McCarthy, is just a couple of years old.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Yes, it was completed in 2012 to a design by Ashleigh Wilson of A B Roger and Young Architects, but with inspiration from the art deco period. The fact that we (and possibly you) presumed this was not the case with a glance of its imposing facade suggests it’s a job very well done.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Some rather neat tricks at work too. The roof, for example, is actually pitched, but hidden behind parapet walls – so it looks like a flat roof. The garages are quite typical of the modern era too, but an art deco frontage gives them a nice period finish.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Inside is a mix of the past and the present. Winning the fight is the present for sure, but vintage touches (like the parquet flooring) and decor certainly help to give a feel of the art deco period.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Enter via the circular entrance tower and you’ll be greeted by the spacious entrance hall, leading to an open plan lounge, a modern kitchen with dining / family area, toilet, office and utility room.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Head up the curved stairway and you’ll access a ‘snug’ area to take in the views, a master bedroom with luxury shower room, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Outside, you’ll find gardens, lawns, the double garage with attached single garage / workshop and of course, some great views. There’s also permission to build a further three-bedroom art deco house in the grounds if you have money to invest.

More details on the listing and if you want it, offers over £650,000 are requested.

Find out more at the ASPC website

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