WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:21:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/02/on-the-market-steppingstone-contemporary-modernist-property-in-helsby-frodsham-cheshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-steppingstone-contemporary-modernist-property-in-helsby-frodsham-cheshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/03/02/on-the-market-steppingstone-contemporary-modernist-property-in-helsby-frodsham-cheshire/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:21:06 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9489 Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

Not just a house, this Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire is rather like your own private world.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

Sat on the slopes of Helsby Hill, this is a modernist house in a private location, not least because substantial part of this house sits below ground level. That doesn’t mean this is some sort of cave dwelling. Light and views are still very much to the fore thanks to some rather clever design. Presumably some even better views from above ground too.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

As you would expect from a home like this, technology is everywhere, from keyless doors (some with fingerprint recognition) through to a built-in audio visual system (supporting various satellite feeds), lutron lighting and climate control. If you love a gadget, you’ll love this place.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

We are guessing you might like the space on offer too, not to mention the added features you wouldn’t expect from your average home (or even your typical premium home).

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

Access the site via sliding electronic gates opening and block-paved driveway. Once at the house, head in and you’ll find a hallway with stairs to all four floors of the house.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

The main living area is a ‘dramatic’ single room, divided by partitions into more identifiable areas, such as formal sitting rooms, a dining room and kitchen, all taking advantage of the 22m panoramic window and the views beyond. There is also a link to a garage block, as well as an open plan office, staff flat and a central courtyard.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

A second staircase takes you to what’s described as ‘the leisure section’ – a fully equipped sports bar with fridges, seating and three TV screens – all of which overlooks an open hall used for indoor games such as cricket, badminton and football. You’ll also find an indoor pool with a sauna, jacuzzi and changing rooms as well as a gym here.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

Bedrooms of course, which are apparently split between a family area and guest suites. The family area sits within the tower, so expect great views from there.

Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire
Steppingstone contemporary modernist property in Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire

What have we missed? Well, there is a state-of-the art wine cellar, some amazing grounds, a ‘3G sports pitch’, zip-wire, children’s adventure playground, outdoor TV lounge, an American pool room (undercover), a tree house, a fire pit and as you might have noticed, a helicopter landing area. We suspect that’s only touching the surface of this amazing place. If you want to know more, do contact the agent. But you’ll need around £4,750,000 to own it.

Images and details courtesy of Savills Cheshire. If you want to know more, want to see the full listing or all of the images, do check out the listing on their website.

Thanks to Lesley on Twitter for pointing us in the direction of this.

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On the market: 1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-property-in-titirangi-waitakere-city-new-zealand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-property-in-titirangi-waitakere-city-new-zealand http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-property-in-titirangi-waitakere-city-new-zealand/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:32:15 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9476 1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

Inspired by Californian modernism but located far from there is this wonderful 1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand, as spotted by Nate Garven.

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

No architect details given, but the house dates back to 1967, although it looks like it might just have been built. That’s perhaps because of the fairly recent renovation undertaken on this property, maintaining and enhancing the original design and features, but (as is often the case) adding in some modern-era comforts, including an updated kitchen and bathroom and some clean finishes.

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

Accommodation is mainly across a single level, including two large lounge areas, a split-level living room and five double bedrooms, including a luxury master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and modern en-suite.

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

Outside, you’ll find privacy, gardens, a lovely terraced area to take in your surroundings and a double garage, along with space for parking five more vehicles elsewhere.

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

If you love the extensive glazing, the beams, the exposed brick and of course, the space this place has to offer. the house is being sold via auction on 21st March 2015 (unless sold prior).

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

If you want to know more about that, the house or you want to see the full set of images and the listed details, visit the Barfoot & Thompson website, where these details come courtesy of.

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
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Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-2/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:57:40 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9468 Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Not just a one-off, our design spotting section is back with five more things we have spotted on our internet travels this week.

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

A company we are very fond of, People Will Always Need Plates are back with the wonderful Eclectic Avenue homeware collection.

British design duo Hannah Dipper and Robin Farquhar offer up a selection of fine bone china for everything from a platter inspired by 1960s / 1970s housing through to an espresso set that celebrates four different styles of 20th century house builds. Oh and much more bedsides, so do check out the full range online.

More at the Unique and Unity website

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback
1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

A long forgotten seat from the 1970s is back in production, that being the Tetrad Nucleus chair.

Amazingly, it is still being made by the same craftsman who was responsible for the original, having been at the company over 40 years on. That means you are getting the same angular chair, but with the previous hide covering replaced with a Harris Tweed finish. There’s also a matching stool for those lazy days too.

If you want one, it is priced from £1,139 for the chair.

More at the Tetrad website

A website celebrating brutalist car parks
A website celebrating brutalist car parks

A website celebrating brutalist car parks

That’s right, you can now lose yourself in a sea of concrete, courtesy of the Brutalist Parking Garage website.

New or old, this niche addition to the growing number of brutalist resources on the web (and in print) showcases the buildings many love to hate, but a growing number simply love. It might even give you ideas for a drive out this weekend.

Brutalist Parking Garage on Tumblr

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems
Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

We love Sonos, it pretty much keeps us sane while we work. But the look isn’t exactly up there with the functionality. The Ruark multiroom, on the other hand, has style very much to the fore.

It’s an upgrade for the already-available Ruark R2 (you can get that here), with the compact system and its handcrafted case soon to be matched up with an app that allows control of multiple players in the same house.

Yes, rather like Sonos, but with better looks and the trademark Ruark audio. No need to buy a new player – existing R2 MK3 players will be able to upgrade. Although if you want multiroom, you will obviously need more than one.

More at the Ruark website

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts
Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

It looks like the house is floating in the forest, but that’s all down to the forward-thinking design of the Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts.

The house, which is just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw, uses reflective panels to blend into the surrounding woodland. But those panels also give the image of a house floating in the woods too. Wonderful.

So not a hovering single-storey build but a rather clever two-level property.

More on the High Snobiety website

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On the market: Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/on-the-market-five-bedroom-dransfield-owen-de-silva-designed-warehouse-conversion-in-london-se16/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-five-bedroom-dransfield-owen-de-silva-designed-warehouse-conversion-in-london-se16 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/27/on-the-market-five-bedroom-dransfield-owen-de-silva-designed-warehouse-conversion-in-london-se16/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:41 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9457 Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

As we have said on numerous occasions, we do love an industrial conversion, something like this Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

The building dates back to 1860, but was obviously converted much later, courtesy of award winning architects Dransfield Owen De Silva.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

The selling points here are obviously the space, but also the conversion itself, which does a great job of offering modern-day, loft-style living space with some heritage from the building’s former life. The building hasn’t simply been gutted and converted into a house, it has evolved into living space using the detailing from its industrial past.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

Love the open space, the doorways, the exposed brickwork, the corner fireplace and the beams. They make this place interesting, which isn’t always the case when converting these old buildings.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

Plenty of room to spread out too. The ground floor entrance leads into a hall, which takes you to a large kitchen and dining area, plus a WC with shower. Timber tread spiral stairs lead up to the first floor with a large bedroom and a further room currently used as a studio, but could be reworked into a further two bedrooms.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

The second floor has two large bedrooms and a third smaller bedroom. Head up to the top floor and that certainly will not disappoint – a 26 ft. square reception room for hanging out or entertaining. Oh yes, there’s also an external staircase taking you ro 420 sq. ft. roof terrace with what are described as ‘panoramic views’ stretching from Canary Wharf to The London Eye.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

Lots of space, lots of character But you will need to find around £1,250,000 to secure it.

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

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

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
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On the market: 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/25/on-the-market-1960s-claude-parent-designed-modernist-property-in-bois-le-roy-near-paris-france/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-claude-parent-designed-modernist-property-in-bois-le-roy-near-paris-france http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/25/on-the-market-1960s-claude-parent-designed-modernist-property-in-bois-le-roy-near-paris-france/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:10:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9445 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

This was on the market back in 2008 and right now, this 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France is up for sale once more.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

It is something special too, especially for anyone with a love of concrete. The house dates back to 1965, built for French artist Andrée Bordeaux-Lepecq and as far as we can see, pretty much unchanged in the intervening years.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

At least, the structure is. That striking profile of the single-storey property is down to the curves of that wonderful concrete roof, which (if unchanged from last time it was up for sale) is clad in copper. The rest of the house is a mix of wood, glass and concrete.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

Don’t think you’ve seen the last of the roof once you get inside this place. As the images show, the curves of the roof carry into the property, dominating the interior, even taking away from the impact of the double-height and balcony spaces within. Understated this certainly isn’t.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

Of course, it is also a living space and if you want to live here, you’ll probably want to know about that space. It covers around ​​400 sq. metres and includes a ‘majestic’ reception area of ​​150 sq. metres that opens onto a terrace, a dining room and a living room with fireplace.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

You have probably caught sight of the open loft with office library hovering upstairs, but below that, you’ll also find a master suite with bathroom and dressing room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, an office and a store.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

The house also has a double garage, a finished basement, 3.5 hectares of land and within that, your very own tennis court. There seems to be an additional building (perhaps a workshop) also in the grounds, but we aren’t sure. Check with the agent for full details of that if you are a serious buyer.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

You will have to be serious too, as the asking price is €1,320,000.

Images and details courtesy of  Architecture de Collection. If you want to know more or want to see more details and images or indeed, want to view / buy, please visit their website.

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

 

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On the market: Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/24/on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bolton-lancashire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bolton-lancashire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/24/on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-bolton-lancashire/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:44:30 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9431 Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

If you have a view of housing in northern towns, you might want to review it when you see this four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

It is a very stylish build, the work of the current owners and a house that really makes a statement with its extensive glazing, wood cladding and open plan living.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

Yes, there is a hint of old school modernism here (with a shape that’s not unlike some 1960s builds we have featured in the past). But this is no retro property, this is modern-day living, complete with all the fixtures and fittings you would expect in such a property.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

That obviously includes a state of the art kitchen, designer touches (looks like a number of Tom Dixon pendants in the dining area to us), the central fireplace, the enclosed staircase, marble flooring, cutting edge technology and the wonderful master bedroom with exposed bath.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

There is also eco-friendly under floor heating and solar energy harvesting, which should save you a bit on the bills long term.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

As for space, there is no shortage of that, with open reception areas on the ground floor, as well as a living kitchen and utility area, along with the previously-mentioned master bedroom suite, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

Outside there is a good amount of garden, along with off-road parking and planning permission for a double garage if you need it.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

Stylish, luxurious living, which is on the market with a guide price of £799,995.

Images and details courtesy of Miller Metcalfe estate agents. To see the full listing, all the images and to contact the agent, visit their website.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
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On the market: 1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/23/on-the-market-1950s-richard-neutra-designed-modernist-property-in-shreveport-louisiana-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-richard-neutra-designed-modernist-property-in-shreveport-louisiana-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/23/on-the-market-1950s-richard-neutra-designed-modernist-property-in-shreveport-louisiana-usa/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:49:05 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9417 1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Always get a bit excited when we see a house with this name attached to it, especially when this 1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA has a price that actually borders on affordable for some.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

The house in question dates back to 1950, with Neutra taking on the project on the recommendation of Frank Lloyd Wright no less. A good move, as this place won an ‘award of merit’ from the American Institute of Architects in 1952.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

It still looks the part today, although it isn’t entirely original. Two floors were added fairly recently, but the work was undertaken only after consultation with Richard Neutra’s son Dion. Good move – and you do now get extra bedrooms, a balcony with ‘infinity pool’ and a secret room behind some shelving. Very James Bond.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

The rest of the house has a real sense of originality, not to mention style and character. Constructed from redwood and stone, it has living room and dining rooms with extensive glazing, original built in furnishings and a total of six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Space certainly not an issue.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

You also get room for three cars outside, as well as a nice wooded location in a historic part of town.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

The photos say it all really, so do check those out. If you are interested, the house is up for sale at $597,258, which by our reckoning is around £388.979.

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Images and details courtesy of Keller Williams. You can see the full listing and images here.

Via Curbed

1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-Designed modernist property in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
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Coming soon: Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/22/coming-soon-modernist-estates-the-buildings-and-the-people-who-live-in-them-by-stefi-orazi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coming-soon-modernist-estates-the-buildings-and-the-people-who-live-in-them-by-stefi-orazi http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/22/coming-soon-modernist-estates-the-buildings-and-the-people-who-live-in-them-by-stefi-orazi/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:28:48 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9413 Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi

Not content with doing some wonderful art, Stefi Orazi has now turned her attention to books, specifically with Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them, which is published by Frances Lincoln.

The book isn’t out for a while, but it is available to pre-order now. So if you are the organised type, this is very much for you.

As for the book, that covers 192 pages and is described as ‘inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and their impact on the lives of their communities’.

21 modernist estates (and residents of each) are covered, including iconic builds like the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill. For each one, you’ll get an overview of the building, architects, historical and political context, along with interviews and contemporary photography, plus an insight into what it’s like to live on a modernist estate today.

The book is published on 3rd September 2015, but is available to order now, selling for £25 in hardback.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/20/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/20/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:23:46 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9405 Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection
Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection

Yes, we do a lot of digging around for interesting properties and architecture, but we also see a lot of design along the way. With that in mind, we though we might share some of our ‘finds’ with you every week, kicking off with five things that appealed to us this week.

Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection
Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection

Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection

Who would have thought that the humble kitchen bin could become a hip home essential? Not us, that’s for sure. But the Brabantia x Orla Kiely pedal bin collection is here doing just that.

Different sizes, different colours, but all with the trademark stem pattern on the outside. Not cheap, but you just know these will fly out. It’s an exclusive right now at John Lewis.

More at the John Lewis website

New York’s Museum of the Moving Image to host a Mad Men exhibition from March (Image courtesy of AMC)
New York’s Museum of the Moving Image to host a Mad Men exhibition from March (Image courtesy of AMC)

New York’s Museum of the Moving Image to host a Mad Men exhibition from March

As it says above, a huge Mad Men exhibition is planned for New York to celebrate the final season of the show.

Not just a few props, Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men will recreate Don Draper’s office and the Draper kitchen, as well as showing off costumes from the series not to mention a section devoted the origins of the series. The creator of the show himself will also make an appearance there. If you are a fan, don’t miss it.

More at the Museum of the Moving Image website

(via Gothamist)

Brooklyn two-seater sofa at Swoon Editions
Brooklyn two-seater sofa at Swoon Editions

Brooklyn two-seater sofa at Swoon Editions

Keeping that theme going, we come to Swoon Editions, currently producing some great limited edition pieces inspired by the mid-20th century.

The Brooklyn sofa here is just one example, skipping the usual square shape and buttoned back for curves and lines, with support from those angled wooden legs. We love it.

More at the Swoon Editions website

Modern Luxury Mansion by Playmobil
Modern Luxury Mansion by Playmobil

Modern Luxury Mansion by Playmobil

A modernist house from Playmobil? That’s right – and there’s likely to appeal for some adults too.

It’s a modernist house, complete with all manner of mourn fittings, as well as some cool interior design in miniature. Not only that, you can expand the place with some extra pieces too, including some bold lighting and a pool.

You will buy it for the children, but probably spend more time tweaking it yourself.

More at the Junior Hipster website

Meccano produces a home furniture range
Meccano produces a home furniture range

Meccano produces a home furniture range

Mecca is perhaps best known (or only known) for making construction toys for kids. In fact, it has been doing that for over a century. But now it has gone after adults too.

Vincent Boutillier and Christophe Piquema have teamed up to produce a very contermporary modular furniture range based around the Meccano look and concept. It is designed to be furniture that evolves with you and adapts to your changing needs.

Tables, chairs, even lights are included in the initial range, but you can probably build something unique to yourself if you have an empty weekend and an attack of inspiration.

More at the Made in Design website

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On the market: Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/19/on-the-market-four-bedroom-art-deco-style-semi-detached-property-in-okehampton-devon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-four-bedroom-art-deco-style-semi-detached-property-in-okehampton-devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/02/19/on-the-market-four-bedroom-art-deco-style-semi-detached-property-in-okehampton-devon/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:32:22 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9394 Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

We don’t know a great deal about the past of this place, but we think this art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon might well appeal to lovers of the style.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

Not that there is a lot of ‘deco’ inside. The selling point here is very much the bold exterior, which is a very interesting angular shape. Outside of that, we are talking modern-era family home.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

Of course, that might be what you want. If you prefer something with more of the period, then there’s always the opportunity of putting some back in. As we have said before, there are plenty of places to buy both new and original features and decorative items out there. But at the same time, a lot of time and money has obviously been spent on updating this place, so maybe this is more for people who want a modern look in a period house.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

Regardless of that, there is plenty of space to play with here, which is a definite plus, with the added bonus of roof terraces, balconies and a sun terrace for the summer months.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

Inside, you will find an entrance hall, living room with open fire, dining room with woodburner, kitchen/breakfast room and utility. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

Outside is an enclosed garden, plus off-road parking for two cars.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon

If you like it, the asking price is £279,950.

Images and details courtesy of the Godfrey, Short and Squire estate agents. To see the full details and more images, please check out their website.

Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
Four-bedroom art deco-style semi-detached property in Okehampton, Devon
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