WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:48:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-4/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/design-spotting-five-things-that-caught-our-eye-this-week-4/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:48:02 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10891 Mobile living: Toy Box Tiny Home
Mobile living: Toy Box Tiny Home

Yes, after a short break, we are back spotting some of our favourite designs of late.

Mobile living: Toy Box Tiny Home
Mobile living: Toy Box Tiny Home

Mobile living: Toy Box Tiny Home

When you hear the term ‘mobile home’, you have an idea of something white and ugly. Not something as cool as the Toy Box Tiny Home.

It’s a new concept, following on from the tiny house rush, taking the concept mobile. Looks great from the outside but it also looks good and works well inside too.

It covers around 140 sq. ft. and includes a sliding glass door, plenty of windows, storage cubes that turn into seating, a cooking area – even room doe a king-sized bed in the loft. All of that for $48,000 (around £30,000).

Toy Box Tiny Home website

Via Curbed

Modernist house numbers by Modern Dwell
Modernist house numbers by Modern Dwell

Modernist house numbers by Modern Dwell

We have seem a few similar designs, but the modernist house numbers by Modern Dwell have price on their side.

Ideal for an early-to-mid 20th century property (especially an art deco one), the numbers are aluminium with a brushed metal, black or red finish, each with a protective coating and hardware to attach. They sell for £17.08 each.

Modern Dwell at Etsy

Isokon Gallery Mugs by Skandium
Isokon Gallery Mugs by Skandium

Isokon Gallery Mugs by Skandium

Sticking to the house numbers theme brings us to the Isokon Gallery Mugs by Skandium.

The Isokon building is no stranger to this site, a Wells Coates-designed grade I-listed building which was renovated back to its former glory around 10 years back.

The house numbers were lost in the transition, but were remade to the original design. That design has now been transferred to these bone china mugs bone china, which are dishwasher and microwave safe. £12 is the price.

Skandium website

Mini Moderns x Pure Pop Bluetooth digital radio
Mini Moderns x Pure Pop Bluetooth digital radio

Mini Moderns x Pure Pop Bluetooth digital radio

We do love the designs of Mini Moderns, so we’re obviously keen on this Mini Moderns x Pure Pop Bluetooth digital radio.

There are actually two designs (a smaller version of this also exists), both with the 1950s-inspired Whitby design by the Mini Moderns team and both offering all the DAB basics, as well as FM radio, Bluetooth, LCD display and more.

They are priced from £89.95.

Find out more at the John Lewis website

Via Retro To Go

Robin Day Reclining Chair Centenary Range
Robin Day Reclining Chair Centenary Range

Robin Day Reclining Chair Centenary Range

Not just one chair, there are 10 wildly differing designs in the Robin Day Reclining Chair Centenary Range.

The idea is simple – to celebrate 100 years since Robin Day’s birth, leading designer have been asked to give the classic 1950s Recliner a makeover. There are traditional chairs, there are sheepskin-clad and colourful chairs and there is some middle ground too. Occupying that is this version by close friend of Robin, Kenneth Grange, who has simply added a stylish patterned fabric. Less is definitely more.

The centenary chairs start at £1,815. You can see the full range at TwentyTwentyOne.

TwentyTwentyOne website

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On the market: 1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1960s-jean-marie-roy-designed-property-in-quebec-city-canada/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1960s-jean-marie-roy-designed-property-in-quebec-city-canada/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:20:40 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10877 1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

A new location for us, as we haven’t spotted anything in this particular country before. But in light of this 1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada, perhaps this is an area we should be investigating more.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

It’s an interesting house on many levels, but the originality is what really jumps out at us. The house dates from 1963, with many of the features from that era looking unchanged 50 years on. When we say unchanged, that’s exactly what we mean.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

In fact, we don’t know where to start. The beams, the exposed brick walls, the spiral staircase, the cedar ceilings, the large windows, the utility area…we really could go on. But the photos probably make the case very well.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

Is it original to 1963 or has someone done a renovation of the original property? There’s an argument for both and to be honest, we don’t know the answer. But our gut feeling is that someone has looked after what was designed very well.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

The accommodation is over four levels, with five bedrooms and two bathrooms in the total of 10 rooms. As we said, originality throughout, with seems to extend to the fixtures and fittings. The lights obviously, but also some fitted furnishings and as we mentioned above, that amazing utility area, which could be right out of a period magazine. Love the lockers in there.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

Some land outside, but not a great deal looking at the place on Street View. However, as a bonus, you do get a private terrace area and river views too from the house.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

Fancy it? If you do, you’ll need to find $445,000 to secure the property.

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada

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

1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
1960s Jean-Marie Roy-designed property in Quebec City, Canada
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On the market: 1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1950s-keck-and-keck-designed-midcentury-property-in-glencoe-illinois-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1950s-keck-and-keck-designed-midcentury-property-in-glencoe-illinois-usa/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:57:14 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10867 1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

We do love a midcentury timewarp house, which is pretty much what you have with this 1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA.

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

It dates back to 1955 and although some changes have been made since then, most of what you see looks pretty untouched for some years – even decades. So if you like the idea of a modestly-priced, retro-style living space then this could be for you. Well, if you happen to be property hunting in the area, obviously.

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

It doesn’t really sell itself from the outside, but once inside you’ll notice  the beams, the wood-clad walls, the original fireplace, large windows, floating walls, the rather interesting kitchen (check out that built-in TV) and much more. The kind of features that lovers of the era really are crying out for.

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

Space is fairly modest, with three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, the dine-in kitchen, fitness room and some open reception space. But it probably has enough for a small family, as well as some garden space outside.

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

I think the word here is ‘potential’, using the vintage features and creating something special for the modern era. If you see that potential, the asking price is $469,000, which works out at around £301,000.

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

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

Via Curbed Chicago

1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA
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On the market: 1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1960s-lyster-grillet-and-harding-designed-townhouse-in-bishops-stortford-hertfordshire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/06/on-the-market-1960s-lyster-grillet-and-harding-designed-townhouse-in-bishops-stortford-hertfordshire/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:21:29 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10852 1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

We do like what has been done with this 1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

The house is one of a group of six from the architects, five of which are connected as a mini terrace and sit on the north west side of the town.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

A mix of the old and the new, offering a very liveable and stylish space for a family. The old includes the woodblock flooring, wood ceilings and the wonderful concrete spiral staircase, Possibly the internal doors too, which certainly sit well with the overall retro-modern look of the place.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

The pick of the internal rooms is the double-aspect open plan living / dining room with full height glazing, taking up much of the first floor. In fact, outside of the kitchen and shower room, that’s about all you get on the first floor.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

On the second floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, while the ground floor offers a fourth bedroom, which is currently used (rather well, we have to say) as a study / office. If you work from home (or plan to), this could be just the job for the home-based 9-5. The ground floor also has a utility room and access to the built-in garage.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Outside you’ll find a private garden area to the rear (currently paved) and some off-street parking space to the front of the house.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

A lovely property and a very practical one too. £425,000 is the asking price.

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

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

1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s Lyster, Grillet and Harding-designed townhouse in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
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On the market: 1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/05/on-the-market-1930s-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-house-in-hampstead-garden-suburb-london-n2/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/05/on-the-market-1930s-grade-ii-listed-art-deco-house-in-hampstead-garden-suburb-london-n2/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:21:26 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10836 1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

Not a lot for detail from the agent, but thankfully we know a lot about the area where this 1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2 is located.

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

That area is Lytton Close, a location we have mentioned previously on this site. If you read that, you will know that it is a house that were designed and built in 1935 from a design by architect G.G. Winbourne and construction by by W.L.M. Estates. Their significance means that all the houses in this area are currently grade II-listed.

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

The listing means the frame of the house is pretty much as you would hope and expect it to look – largely unchanged since the date of construction. However, like the others we have flagged up, the interior is a different matter.

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

It’s a modern family home inside, which is what you would expect on 2015. We are not seeing too many original features, but there’s only so much we can see in the photos. The windows, the internal doors and perhaps a fireplace might be original, but you’ll need to view to see for sure.

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

There’s also the roof terrace too, which is obviously original and always a big selling point.

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

In terms of space, the ground floor offers two reception rooms (open to each other), along with a dining room, kitchen and a bedroom – which is presume has been converted from the original garage.

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

Head upstairs and there are four more bedrooms and a bathroom, with access to the roof via an extra room which was presumably the sun room originally.

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

There’s a large garden outside too, along with space for parking at the front.

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

A sought after development and area, which perhaps accounts for the £1,650,000 asking price.

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

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

1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
1930s grade II-listed art deco house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2
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On the market: Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/05/on-the-market-five-bedroom-huf-haus-in-kingston-vale-london-sw15/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/05/on-the-market-five-bedroom-huf-haus-in-kingston-vale-london-sw15/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:25:49 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10825 Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

Hard to think of new things to say about a Huf Haus, but judging by the reaction, you love them as much as we do. Saying that, this particular five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15 is probably aimed at people with much more spare cash than us – and possibly you too.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

The reason we have run out of things today is simple. These stylish contemporary modernist properties all have a similar look, even though you can tailor the ‘Huf’ design to your own needs. So you either love them or you don’t. It is as simple as that.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

This Huf Haus is newly built and looking around the images, looks to be part of a group built in a sought after residential area. So like-minded neighbours guaranteed.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

You are also guaranteed a quality build, with Huf Haus known for the detail and craftsmanship of their houses. This one has living space over three floors and includes a total of five bedrooms. There’s also a gym, reception room and substantial entrance hall on the ground floor, with the ‘raised’ ground floor featuring a dining room / kitchen and reception room. There’s also a gallery area on the top floor and a number of bathrooms dotted about the place.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

Underfloor heating throughout, green space outside, as well as off-street parking and a double garage. If you want more green, Richmond Park isn’t far away.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

Huf Haus, new build and a location in a sought after residential area. Of course, you know it isn’t going to be cheap. You’ll need something around £3,950,000 to make this your new home.

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15

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

Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Kingston Vale, London SW15
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On the market: 1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/on-the-market-1960s-raul-garduno-designed-hillside-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/on-the-market-1960s-raul-garduno-designed-hillside-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:27:15 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10812 1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

If you are afraid of heights, you probably don’t want to invest in this 1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA. If you can cope with an elevated view, do read on.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

A spectacular house with equally spectacular views, it was designed by Raul F. Garduno somewhere around 1960 – 1962 and is very much of the era. Open plan, steel and glass, post and beam. You get the idea.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

There is 1,650 sq. ft. of living space perched on that hill, offering views that take in ‘the vistas of the Hollywood Sign’ and the Griffith Park Observatory. That’s something to wake up to and take in from the 500 sq. ft. of decks that surround the property.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

As for the house, it has ‘walls of glass’ around the living and family room, with an open floor plan built around the kitchen in the centre. So much originality too, including the original freestanding fireplace, those beams, the wood floors and most likely, the kitchen units and shelving too. If you love the era, this is right up your street.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master suite featuring an atrium, ideal for ‘a wonderful outdoor Zen space’ according to the agent. More space than you think outside too, with the lot covering 7,520 sq. ft. and including trees and ‘lush’ landscaping, as well as a two-vehicle carport.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Again, this is a house that is best described in photos than words, so do check those out. There are more on the agent’s listing page too.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

If you do like it, the house is up for $899,000, which works out at around £575,000.

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Images and details courtesy of 1954 Lucile Avenue. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Via Curbed LA

1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Raul Garduno-designed hillside midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
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Back on the market: 1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/back-on-the-market-1930s-two-bedroom-detached-art-deco-property-in-burton-on-trent-staffordshire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/back-on-the-market-1930s-two-bedroom-detached-art-deco-property-in-burton-on-trent-staffordshire/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:18:04 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10810 1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Actually, it went back on the market, but it is already under offer. So act quickly you want this 1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

We first spotted this house over a year ago, when it was offered in what looks like the same condition you see now. As original as it gets.

1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

A glimpse inside then showed a house that look pretty much untouched through the decades, with everything including the windows, the fireplaces and the original parquet flooring pretty much intact. Even the kitchen units looked original to the 1930s version of the house.

1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Back then it was offers over £150,000, but since then the house has changed in one respect. It now has planning permission to extend, which doubtless adds to the appeal, although you do worry just how much of the original character will be lost. This certainly isn’t a listed building.

1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
1930s two-bedroom detached art deco property in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The permission allows for a two-storey extension, which, if done well, could well enhance the property. The downside of this place is a good-sized plot but fairly limited internal space. There are drawings on the listing highlighting what has been agreed to.

As it stands, the layout is currently a storm porch, entrance hall, guest wc, lounge, separate dining room, kitchen with pantry, rear porch and a utility with store and workshop on the ground floor, with a landing, two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. There is also a small balcony at the front, with a garage, driveway, front garden and rear garden outside.

The agent believes an updated house will be worth around £450,000. Right now the guide price is £220,000 with that planning permission. But as we said, there is confirmed interest, so act fast if you want this period relic in your life.

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

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On the market: 1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/on-the-market-1960s-a-monrad-hansen-designed-midcentury-property-in-barnt-green-worcestershire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/07/03/on-the-market-1960s-a-monrad-hansen-designed-midcentury-property-in-barnt-green-worcestershire/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:48:33 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10794 1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

An interesting house, both in terms of its past and what the present owners have done with it. We’re talking about this 1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

The house dates back to 1965, built for ‘a leading Birmingham industrialist family’ and said to be a unique design from its Danish architect. It does have something of a Scandinavian feel about it too, not a million miles from some of the Swedish properties we have featured in the past.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

Fast forward 50 years and this house is on the market courtesy of its most recent owners, who have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this place.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

On the outside, the ‘rear elevation’ has been enhanced with cedar wood panels and contemporary aluminium window frames, complete with self-cleaning and reactive glazing. In addition, the agent points out that ‘considerable improvements’ have been made to the energy efficiency too, which is good news when you consider just how substantial this place is.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

Both are positives, but the biggest selling point of this house is what the current owners have done to the interior. Clean, stylish, but with a look that’s in keeping with its mid-60s heritage.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

We are guessing that some features, such as the fireplaces, wood panel ceilings, room dividers, flooring and spiral staircase were all original to the property. But they have been brought back to life in 2015, working well with the bright open spaces of the current layout, not to mention the 1960s-inspired decor.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

When we say space, we mean space too. This house has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, three or four reception rooms (depending on how you configure) and a patio/ terrace area.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

That space continues outside as well. The plot size is around 0.85 acres, which includes an in / out drive, a double garage, gravelled pathways and substantial gardens. There’s also secondary accommodation of a self-contained one-bedroom apartment, as well as a garden store, the latter (with planning permission) giving the option of a second bedroom in that extra living space.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

The images tell the story of this place better than we can, so do check them out. If it ticks all of your boxes, it is on the market with a guide price of £1,200,000.

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire

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

1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
1960s A. Monrad-Hansen-designed midcentury property in Barnt Green, Worcestershire
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On the market: John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/06/29/on-the-market-john-pawson-designed-artists-studio-in-london-nw5/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/06/29/on-the-market-john-pawson-designed-artists-studio-in-london-nw5/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:44:05 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=10780 John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

You don’t have to be an artist to live in this John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5. But it might help.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

Actually it probably doesn’t matter. If you simply want to spend time in an open, minimalist living space, then this 1980s build could be for you.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

The property was actually a former brewery, but was converted into a studio by Pawson in 1986, specifically for Michael Craig-Martin, Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Goldsmiths. He no longer lives here, but the building has been restored ‘to its original glory’ by the current owner.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

There’s around 1,300 sq. ft. of space over two floors, headed up by a wonderful 34ft double-height reception room / painting studio with its original vaulted ceiling. If that doesn’t tempt you to work a canvas, nothing will.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

Below that level is a kitchen area, a large double bedroom, a dressing area, shower room and what is described as ‘extensive amounts’ of storage. The agent adds that that the floor can be reconfigured, with space for a second bedroom if you need one.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

As for the detailing, there are white walls with shadow gaps, bespoke joinery, an architectural staircase and an open plan kitchen and shower area. Minimalist living, that’s for sure.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

Outside space is a little limited, but there is some private space outside. Just don’t go in expecting anything like a large garden.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

Fancy it? The house, which sits in a rather desirable postcode, is on the market for £1,325,000.

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5

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

John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
John Pawson-designed artist’s studio in London NW5
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