WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:13:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/29/on-the-market-1930s-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-hampstead-garden-suburb-london-n2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-hampstead-garden-suburb-london-n2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/29/on-the-market-1930s-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-hampstead-garden-suburb-london-n2/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:13:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9724 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

Yes, we have featured this area before, but not this 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

We are back in Lytton Close to feature another of the houses that were designed and built around 1935, the work of architect G.G. Winbourne, with construction undertaken by W.L.M. Estates. Architecturally significant, the houses are now grade II-listed.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

This one has been ‘completely renovated’ fairly recently (which always causes a great deal of debate on our social networks), but we aren’t going to be critical about the end result here.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

Yes, the interior is modern, but the overall design has been maintained and respected, with some period detailing too, not least with the Crittall windows. A stunning roof terrace area too.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

As for overall space, the house offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one of which is an en-suite), a glass attic room, that previously-mentioned roof terrace area, a large entrance hall, guest cloakroom, lounge, dining room, TV room and a kitchen / breakfast room.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

Outside, you will find landscaped gardens and off-street parking. Looks like a garage too, but that isn’t listed in the particulars, so perhaps check if that has been converted or not if it happens to be a deal breaker.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

If you see this as your dream house, you’ll need to find something in the region of £1,895,000.

Images and details courtesy of Godfrey and Barr estate agents. For more images, details and to make enquiries, please visit their website.

1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
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On the market: Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/29/on-the-market-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-ingalls-house-in-river-forest-illinois-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-ingalls-house-in-river-forest-illinois-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/29/on-the-market-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-ingalls-house-in-river-forest-illinois-usa/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:50:29 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9712 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

A chance to buy an FLW original, with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA now on the market.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

This prairie-style house dates from 1909 and although (as you would expect) it isn’t in entirely original condition, the house still has an air of originality about it.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

But changes have been made since the original build, not least with the ‘sympathetic addition’ of an expanded kitchen, new family room and deck area.  That was apparently undertaken by a local architect who purchased the house back in 1977.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

Don’t let that put you off though, this is still a wonderful property with some equally stylish glazing and wood detailing throughout. Indeed, the house still has the original sconce lights, art glass windows and built-in cabinetry over 100 years on.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

Good amount of space on the expanded property too, with four bedrooms, the bathroom, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, office, ‘mud room’, foyer, screen porch, utility room, balcony and decking. A triple garage within the outside too, which runs to around 0.34 acres.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA

$1,325,000 is the asking price if you want to own a classic.

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

Via Curbed Chicago

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ingalls House in River Forest, Illinois, USA
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On the market: Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/27/on-the-market-barnfield-1960s-modernist-property-in-henley-on-thames-oxfordshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-barnfield-1960s-modernist-property-in-henley-on-thames-oxfordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/27/on-the-market-barnfield-1960s-modernist-property-in-henley-on-thames-oxfordshire/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:48:28 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9697 Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Very much of its era (in a good way) is the Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, which has just gone up for sale and spotted by Avis Furness.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

We love it, not least because it has that all-important originality, with the architect’s original design hardly touched in almost 50 years. Ok, some updating, such as the kitchen area and an upgrade of the windows. But the majority is still as the architect intended back in 1968.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

So wood panelling, exposed brick walls, picture windows, open plan living and lots of space. Around 3,200 sq. ft. of accommodation in total, as well as a good amount of outdoor living space too. More on the latter later on.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

For now, let’s focus on the house itself, which you enter via a vaulted glass entrance hall, with a door to the ground floor accommodation and stairs leading up to the reception hall.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Once in, you’ll find a double length sitting room with vaulted ceiling (currently used as a dining room) and a sitting room, which has doors opening onto the deck and gardens. Heads down some stairs and you have a library / games room and a study.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

From the reception hall you can access the recently-updated kitchen / breakfast room (again with a vaulted ceiling). Off the kitchen is a family or play room with bookshelves, plus a door to the garden and a utility space.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

More stairs take you to the first floor and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a further bedroom or dressing room. The central hallway, stairs lead down to the ground floor accommodation with four bedrooms, a sitting room (or bedroom six) and two bath / shower rooms.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

We suspect the layout makes a lot more sense when viewing. The bottom line is a considerable amount of accommodation. But as we said, that’s only half the story.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Head outside and you can take in the gardens, part of which were designed by the landscape architect Peter Aldrington. You’ll find lawns and trees outside, as well as a a driveway with large turning circle, a four-car garage block, a potting shed, a brick-built workshop, a water feature with waterfall, a pond and of course, the swimming pool, which has a changing room with cloakroom too. All of which covers around 0.89 acres.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Of course, the postcode, the land and a substantial house mean all add up. In fact, it adds up to a guide price of £2,450,000.

Images and details courtesy of Davis Tate estate agents. For more images, details or to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Barnfield 1960s modernist property in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
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On the market: Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/27/on-the-market-quay-2c-designed-modernist-property-in-london-se15/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-quay-2c-designed-modernist-property-in-london-se15 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/27/on-the-market-quay-2c-designed-modernist-property-in-london-se15/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9684 Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

Amazingly this was originally a 19th century house. You will have to look very hard to find evidence of it in the current Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15.

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

Regardless of its past, this is definitely a house that works in the present. The old structure has been reworked by architects Quay2c and H&T Designers, producing something that’s very ‘now’, with a stark (but eye-catching) exterior and a bright and open interior. Certainly more light than you would expect from the outside.

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

If you work from home a lot, even better, as the entire second floor is given over to studio space. Of course, if you go out each day, you can always reconfigure what is a great area, boosted by its curved ceiling, terrace and double glazed Crittall windows.

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

Outside of that, you also get a first floor with three bedrooms, two with-en suite bathrooms and one with a balcony overlooking the garden. Head down a spiral staircase from that floor and you’ll find the ground floor entrance hall, leading to a kitchen / dining room and onto the main reception room with access to the garden.

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

That garden covers three separate areas. First up is a courtyard space with built-in seating. Beyond that is ‘informal garden space’ with mature trees, shrubs and wild flowers. Head on and you’ll find a summer house/studio plus seating and barbecue area, all of which covers around 70ft in total.

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15

If you fancy it, you’ll need to find £1,500,000.

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

Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
Quay 2c-designed modernist property in London SE15
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On the market: 1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/26/on-the-market-1950s-harry-gesner-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-harry-gesner-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/26/on-the-market-1950s-harry-gesner-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:25:40 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9673 1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Looking for something quirky? That’s definitely a word we would attach to this 1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

It is also a wonderful piece of mid-20th century domestic design. Described as a ‘boat house’ (due to its construction by Norwegian Shipbuilders), the house was designed back in 1959 and sits ‘nestled’ In the hills and ‘perched above’ The Cahuenga Pass. That means a dramatic location, as well as some great city and canyon views from the balcony.

1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Inside isn’t quite so dramatic, but it certainly has its moments. Especially when you are in the bedroom or living room, both of which have the ‘wow’ factor from the extensive glazing.

1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Those rooms look to be the most substantial living spaces, but you get two bedrooms in total, as well as a bathroom and a kitchen integrated into the living room. That’s around 1,136 sq. ft. in total, with some outside space including room to park a couple of cars.

1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

If heights don’t phase you, this place is on the market for $649,000.

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

1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Harry Gesner-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
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Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/24/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-3 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/24/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-3/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:45:55 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9665 Midcentury-inspired bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy
Midcentury-inspired bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy

Yes, another round-up of design that attracted our attention in the last week or so.

Midcentury-inspired bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy
Midcentury-inspired bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy

Midcentury-inspired bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy

If you look admiringly at the midcentury modern properties we feature on the site, but (like us) struggle to afford one, you can always go for something smaller. Like one of these bird houses by KoolBird at Etsy.

Each one is handmade from tropical hardwoods, specifically discarded wood from hardwood floor manufacturers, so eco-friendly too. But the look is the big selling pint here, with the bird dwellings inspired by midcentury modern homes of the past.

Browse all the selection at the maker’s Etsy site, with prices from around £89.

Find out more at the KoolBird Etsy website

Skateboard furniture at Swenyo
Skateboard furniture at Swenyo

Skateboard furniture at Swenyo

If you’ve grown out of skateboards on the street, you can always opt for one in the home. That’s possible courtesy of the skateboard furniture at Swenyo.

Plenty of looks to go for too. You can use your own deck or one of the hard maple decks available at the store. You can also customise those welded steel legs too, creating something perfect for your home.

A seat, a table, a bench, a display unit…so many possibilities for use. And all for around $89.

Find out more at the Swenyo website

Skyline lighting range by Folkform for Orsjo
Skyline lighting range by Folkform for Orsjo

Skyline lighting range by Folkform for Orsjo

Brutalist lighting? I guess that’s how you could describe the Skyline lighting range by Folkform for Orsjo.

The range, which includes a wall, pendant and floor lamp, is based on the ‘blocky, concrete shapes’ of a Stockholm suburb.

You can opt for a white lacquered or rough brass finish, with prices from £594.

Find out more at the TwentyTwentyOne website

Californian modernist screen prints by Chris Turnham
Californian modernist screen prints by Chris Turnham

Californian modernist screen prints by Chris Turnham

LA-based artist Chris Turnham has turned his attention to Californian modernism, all of which are available to buy at online store.

Some real gems too, including the Eames House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House and the wonderful LAX screen print above. Most are limited runs, signed by the artist and selling for $150, but there are some open editions for as little as $40.

Find out more at the Chris Turnham website

Gae Aulenti-designed Pipistrello lamp goes gold for its 50th birthday
Gae Aulenti-designed Pipistrello lamp goes gold for its 50th birthday

Gae Aulenti-designed Pipistrello lamp goes gold for its 50th birthday

An iconic design, the Gae Aulenti-designed Pipistrello lamp by Martinelli Luce turns 50 this year and with it comes a special edition of the 1960s light.

For the first time, the 1965 design, with its adjustable / telescopic stem and wing-like shade will be offered with a gold base. It looks wonderful, but will cost you a serious amount of money. The price we have seen quoted is €2,520.

Of course, you can buy a standard one for under £900.

Find out more at the Martinelli Luce website

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On the market: 1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/24/on-the-market-1960s-peter-beryl-harrison-designed-midcentury-property-on-maresfield-east-sussex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-peter-beryl-harrison-designed-midcentury-property-on-maresfield-east-sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/24/on-the-market-1960s-peter-beryl-harrison-designed-midcentury-property-on-maresfield-east-sussex/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:12:51 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9651 1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

So much style and originality about this 1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

Not that it is untouched. There has been a sympathetic renovation of this 1964 build, which site in around 0.41 acres of land and on a private road in the village.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

But there is originality, not least with the timbered ceilings, exposed brickwork, full-width glazing and of course, the gull wing design. While preserving that, the original owners have updated electrics, added insulation, replaced some of the windows, replaced the roof (while maintaining the ‘look’) and installed a new heating system. All of which should be good news to a prospective buyer.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

The house is accessed via a covered walkway (which runs alongside the carport), leading to an entrance hall and then into a recently updated kitchen / dining room.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

From there you access the 44ft. reception room, which is divided into two distinct areas, with views across the garden via the large windows. At the other side of kitchen space is a bedroom, with en-suite shower room, another bedroom (which is a study right now) and a utility room.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

There is a further wing of the house, where you will find four more bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

Outside, you get all that space, with gardens front and back, a summerhouse and a drive for parking several cars.

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex

£795,000 is the asking price of this one.

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

1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
1960s Peter & Beryl Harrison-designed midcentury property on Maresfield, East Sussex
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On the market: Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/23/on-the-market-three-bedroom-mews-conversion-in-london-w11/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-three-bedroom-mews-conversion-in-london-w11 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/23/on-the-market-three-bedroom-mews-conversion-in-london-w11/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:45:21 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9643 Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

What do you get if you combine three individual mews properties? You get this three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11.

Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

That’s what has happened here, with three separate properties merged into one  house. Obviously that’s not just a case of knocking down a few walls. An architect has overseen the project, resulting in the stylish living space you see here.

Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

Premium finishes throughout as you would expect, as well as plenty of light and space.

Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

The ground floor offers up a ‘spacious’ entrance lobby that leads into the open plan kitchen and dining area, as well as a wide reception room complete with fireplace and projector screen. There’s also a glass-walled shower room that doubles as a steam room on this floor too.

Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

The first floor is made up of a ‘dramatic’ master bedroom suite leading to a large limestone en-suite bathroom via a glass walkway, along with two further double bedrooms.

Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11
Three-bedroom mews conversion in London W11

If you want more space, there is the option to use the flat roof space across all of the house, which has previously had planning approval for a railing around the perimeter. Priced as you might expect, specifically at £2,250,000.

Images and details courtesy of the Marsh & Parsons estate agents. For more details and to make enquiries, please visit their website.

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Up for auction: Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/19/up-for-auction-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=up-for-auction-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/19/up-for-auction-shangri-la-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-property-in-pontllanfraith-caerphilly-south-wales/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:45:40 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9639 Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

Big thanks to Will for letting is know that one of our most popular finds of last year is actually going up for auction with a much-reduced guide price. We are talking about the Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

The house came in at number 3 of our top 50 most popular properties of 2014, but despite it, the house failed to sell. We would guess a combination of the price and the work required frightened off a few prospective buyers. But with a much lower price, this gem of a property might now find the right person to take it on.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

As we mentioned previously, the 1930s grade II-listed property probably needs complete renovation, although there are a good number of original features to help you bring it back to life. That obviously doesn’t include the 1970s kitchen or the sun room, which was previously the garage. But the overall look and feel are still of the original era, as is a stunning stained glass picture window.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

In terms of space, you are looking at an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen, utility and the converted sun room on the ground floor. The first floor has three bedrooms (with the master accessing the roof terrace) and a bathroom.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

Outside you will find a detached double garage and gardens, with the plot around 0.68 acres.

Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

We hope someone comes along, sees the value of this design and does it justice. With a guide price of £170,000 you suspect there will be interest-  hopefully from the kind of people who value properties of this period.

Up for auction: Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales
Up for auction: Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales

The auction takes place at 5pm on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at The Park Inn Hotel (Formerly The Moat House), Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9XF. For more details, please visit the Paul Fosh auction website.

IMPORTANT: Note that the majority of images here are from our previous listing from last year. You will need to view the property or check with the auctioneers for an updated view of the house actually going to auction.

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On the market: 1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/19/on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-hertford-hertfordshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-hertford-hertfordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/19/on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-hertford-hertfordshire/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:42:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9626 1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

Modernism with a Scandinavian influence, courtesy of this 1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

The house was individually designed and built by the current owners in (we are guessing) the 1960s, with a waterside location that’s ‘within reach’ of Hertford North mainline station.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

It perhaps needs some updating, but that’s not a negative. This place is packed with character, not least with its large studio, space formerly used as a coach house and with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. If you work from home )or want to), this could be the space for you.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

Elsewhere, little seems to have changed since the original build, right down to those wonderful bunk beds in one of the bedrooms. Large windows, beams and an open plan living area naturally.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

In terms of space, an entrance lobby has access to a utility room and the main ground floor accommodation, which is the open plan living area, a dining room, kitchen and further living area. Head up the staircase and you’ll find four bedrooms and a wonderful 1960s family bathroom.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

Back on the ground is that studio, with lots of space for working, as well as a ‘snug’ area with cast iron burner and galleried mezzanine. Other space includes a garage (with access to studio) and gardens, which also house vegetable beds, lawns and a shed, with access to an old millstream.

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire

£750,000 is the price.

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

1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernist property in Hertford, Hertfordshire
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