WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Putting the wow back into online house hunting Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/22/on-the-market-1960s-ken-koehler-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-seattle-wa-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-ken-koehler-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-seattle-wa-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/22/on-the-market-1960s-ken-koehler-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-seattle-wa-usa/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:17 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8924 1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA
1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA

How would you like to live in the house of the future? Well, you can if you buy this 1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA.

1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA
1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA

It was the house of the future back in 1963, with this place apparently built, furnished and landscaped in just 10 days for the Seattle Home Show. A solid job done too, as this place looks pretty much as it did over 50 years ago. Actually, the house was moved too, from the exhibition space to its current location would you believe? You would never have guessed that.

1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA
1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA

Ok, not completely as it was. The house last sold in the 1980s and since them it has been modernised in places (the kitchen, for example, looks very recent). But there are many period gems still in place, such as the vintage intercom system, stone fireplaces and light fittings. That’s before we consider the vaulted ceilings, that bold shape and the wonderful balcony spaces.

1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA
1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA

There’s also 3,942 sq. ft. of living space too, which includes four bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. When you get bored of that inside space, just step out and take in those amazing views too – as much of a selling point as the house itself.

1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA
1960s Ken Koehler-designed midcentury modern property in Seattle, WA, USA

If you want this place, the house is up for $948,000.

Find out more at the Windermere Real Estate website

Via Curbed

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Back on the market: Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/16/back-on-the-market-melville-aubin-designed-sunpark-1930s-art-deco-property-in-brixham-devon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=back-on-the-market-melville-aubin-designed-sunpark-1930s-art-deco-property-in-brixham-devon http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/16/back-on-the-market-melville-aubin-designed-sunpark-1930s-art-deco-property-in-brixham-devon/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:47:25 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8913 Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brigham, Devon
Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brigham, Devon

This is turning into something of a series. This house first went on the market back in 2010 and since then, it has been up with different agents, been up for auction and undergone some price reductions. Yet this Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon is still on the market.

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

It is now on with Modern House who, to their credit, have done a great job with photographing the house – and there is a lot to capture.

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

The house is grade II-listed and dates back to 1935, when it was but for a Mr G. B. Jordain. Amazingly, the property is still the possession of the family now, which perhaps accounts for how well preserved this place is. English Heritage described it as ‘an almost perfectly preserved example of a Modern Movement house’, which we can’t argue with really.

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

The house is laid out over three floors, with the ground floor offering a ‘generous’ entrance hall leading to the main living room, a dining room and the kitchen. The kitchen also has a larder and store off it. Head up to the first floor and you will find three bedrooms, two of which are ‘good-sized’ double rooms with original fireplaces. There is also a small study on the first floor plus the bathroom and WC with original 1930s fixtures, fittings and Vitrolite tiling. The second floor is essentially the roof terrace, offering some great views plus what was originally a solarium, possibly of use as extra living space now.

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

You will also find front and rear gardens, including a rear walled garden, along with off-street parking.

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

Of course, that’s only part of the tale, with the images showing just how much this place is something of a time capsule. We mentioned the bathroom and bedrooms, but also check out the original Crittall steel windows. the period door handles, metal light fittings, the oak staircases with polished chrome handrails and much more.

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

If you love the style this is (and has been for some time) the dream house. The price has steadily dropped over the years and at £550,000, this is (we think) as low as it has ever been by some way.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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On the market: 1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/15/on-the-market-1960s-al-beadle-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-phoenix-arizona-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-al-beadle-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-phoenix-arizona-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/15/on-the-market-1960s-al-beadle-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-phoenix-arizona-usa/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:56:29 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8904 1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Yes, it has been updated. But when you see the finish for this 1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, you’ll understand why we aren’t complaining.

1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The house dates from 1968 and is very much on the modernist side of midcentury modern. That’s especially the case after this renovation, which we suspect has been undertaken since the last sale in 2011. It just works.

1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Yes, it is still a courtyard property and still offers the open plan living and extensive glazing you would expect. But the space has now been ‘completely and comprehensively remodeled and expanded’, with some high end finishes thrown in for good measure.

1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

So limestone floors throughout the home and into the courtyard, zebra wood Poggenpohl cabinetry, Viking appliances, all new doors and windows and a brand new larger master bathroom suite. The back of the property has also been enlarged and redesigned with patios, a large air conditioned workshop and built-in barbecue space.

1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

As for the internal space, that covers 2,787 sq. ft. and includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms plus all that open reception space that effortlessly works with the outside living area and its pool.

1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1960s Al Beadle-designed midcentury modern property in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

$1,395,000 is the asking price.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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On the market: 1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-1960s-ed-noonan-designed-property-in-paradise-valley-arizona-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-ed-noonan-designed-property-in-paradise-valley-arizona-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-1960s-ed-noonan-designed-property-in-paradise-valley-arizona-usa/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:09:53 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8896 1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

It’s the first time on the market for this place and as such, this 1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA offers plenty of originality.

1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

But it’s not all plain sailing, as the images show. The cube-shaped house was built in 1966 to a design by Noonan (who studied under Mies van der Rohe) and generally is in the same shape as the architect intended, But times change and with it, so have some of the finishes.

1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

But the key thing here is that it is just finishes. You might not like the curtains, the colours and the furnishings, but that is all easily replaceable. You still have that stunning central area and staircase, you still have the same layout and you have the location, which sits high on a hill offering stunning views.

1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

Good amount of space too. The property sits in over an acre of land, with the house itself offering 3,169 sq. ft. of living area, which includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms and an office, not to mention the reception area and the double-height area in the centre of the house, where much of the other accommodation feeds off.

1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

We are already imagining ourselves hanging out in that pool and taking in the views. Sadly, we can only imagine the amount of money needed to own this place, which is $1,175,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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On the market: Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-kate-stoddart-converted-modernist-property-in-ewshot-near-farnham-surrey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-kate-stoddart-converted-modernist-property-in-ewshot-near-farnham-surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-kate-stoddart-converted-modernist-property-in-ewshot-near-farnham-surrey/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:25:24 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8884 Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

Very stylish place on the market, this Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey.

Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

It looks contemporary and indeed it is, but the house actually started life as a 1960s build, but the transformation by the RIBA Chartered Architect hardly gives a hint of that, with a radical overhaul both inside and out.

Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

The finishes are cutting edge and the space has been reworked too, particularly with the large open plan living / kitchen / dining room, which has ‘full / over height-glazing’ as well as polished concrete floors. The ground floor also offers a second reception room, a study, WC and a ‘generously-sized’ utility room.

Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

Head up the bespoke staircase and you’ll find the master bedroom suite with a dressing area and en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with an en-suite shower room plus three further double bedrooms (one used as an office currently) and the family bathroom.

Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

Outside there are two main garden areas – a courtyard-style garden at the rear and a lawned space to the side – with off-street parking for up to six cars at the front of the house.

Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey
Kate Stoddart-converted modernist property in Ewshot, near Farnham, Surrey

£975,000 is the asking price, with an open day coming up soon if you want a closer look.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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Price drop: Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/11/on-the-market-wester-waterlair-art-deco-style-property-in-fordoun-aberdeenshire-scotland/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:32:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8521 Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

We featured this a few months back to a favourable response. But it looks like no one took the plunge and bought it. But if you were considering this Wester Waterlair art deco-style property in Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, we have some good news. it has just had a hefty price cut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally this substantial price had a price tag of £650,000, but that has now been cut to £550,000. Will the £100k price drop make a difference? Who knows, but it has got to make it more tempting.

Find out more at the ASPC website

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On the market: 1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/10/on-the-market-1950s-rodney-walker-designed-walker-residence-in-ojai-california-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-rodney-walker-designed-walker-residence-in-ojai-california-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/10/on-the-market-1950s-rodney-walker-designed-walker-residence-in-ojai-california-usa/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:36:26 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8875 1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

When a noted architect designs a house for him or herself, the results are rarely disappointing. That’s certainly the case with the 1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA.

1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

The Walker Residence dates from 1959, a house designed by and for Rodney Walker, one of the key participants in the California Case Study Program. it is everything you could wish for – and more.

1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

It is very much the hip Californian home of that era, a bold triangular build designed for indoor / outdoor living, sitting on a hilltop on the west side of the Ojai Valley. If you are thinking ‘exposed’, then think again. The house does offer 270-degree panoramic views from within, but its glass walls and mobile glass panels are set back beneath the roof eaves and structural perimeter, which shelter you from prying eyes.

1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

It looks like the place has either been very well maintained or incredibly well restored. We are inclined to think that it’s a mix of the two. Either way, this is a house that’s effectively a walk back into time and indeed, a an insight into midcentury modern architecture of the period from one of its masters.

1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

As for space, there is around 400 sq. metres, with plenty of open reception room, along with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a media room. Oh yes, it sits in 3.4 acres too, with a gated private drive taking you to your hip hideaway, along with plenty of parking space.

1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA
1950s Rodney Walker-designed Walker Residence in Ojai, California, USA

The price is down as €2,261,000, which we work out as being around £1,786,000. Not cheap, but this kind of place never is.

Find out more at the Architecture de Collection website

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On the market: 1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/10/on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-sheepscombe-near-stroud-gloucestershire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-sheepscombe-near-stroud-gloucestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/10/on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-sheepscombe-near-stroud-gloucestershire/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:52:05 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8867 1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

It is definitely an interesting property, but whether it stays as it is depends on who takes control of this 1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

To our mind, this extensively glazed property in an elevated village setting and in a rather large 1.96-acre plot does need some tweaking. It’s a substantial and spacious house, helped along by the vaulted ceiling. But looking at the photos, the space doesn’t quite work. Indeed, some of it looks empty, which indicates this might still be a work in progress.

1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

But more work might follow. According to the agent, planning permission currently exists to allow a ‘wholesale redevelopment of the existing property’ and to create essentially a large new build in its place. That would beg a shame as this place still has both potential and character.

1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Right now, accommodation is mainly over one storey with a ‘bright and spacious’ kitchen/family room with that vaulted ceiling, a bespoke kitchen, Aga, and wood-burning stove to the rear and a reception room with free-standing fireplace that’s ideally placed for the views.There are also two bedrooms and a study area on the first floor with a further two bedrooms both with en-suites on the lower ground floor.

1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
1970s modernist property in Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Outside space is that 1.96 acres, which looks to be mainly open fields, but does include a paved terrace/barbecue area with a stone water feature, a double garage and workshop, a full sized asphalt tennis court and a summer/tree house.

The guide price is £995,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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On the market: 1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/09/on-the-market-1930s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-melbourne-victoria-australia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-melbourne-victoria-australia http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/09/on-the-market-1930s-four-bedroom-modernist-property-in-melbourne-victoria-australia/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:55:47 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8859 1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It is in one of the more affluent suburbs of Melbourne. But even allowing for that, you suspect that this 1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is still a standout build.

1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The agent doesn’t give much detail about its background (and we can’t find much either). They do, however, refer to it as a ‘modernist landmark’ and judging by the photos, it is one that has been well looked after and significantly renovated.

1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The character of the original build is certainly there, even if the finishes are very modern (and certainly high end). As for space, that’s something you will certainly not be short of.

1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

According to the agent, there are three ‘glamorous domains’ for living, dining and entertaining, all of which surround a north-facing garden with a swimming pool (naturally). There is also a bar area, modern kitchen, TV retreat (or study) and four bedrooms upstairs. The main bedroom also has its own dressing room and a marble en-suite. An upstairs bathroom, terracing, a basement cellar and double garage finish off the layout.

1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1930s four-bedroom modernist property in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We know all of that but we don’t know the price, which is on application. We suspect you’ll need to have more than a little something in the bank to secure it.

Find out more at the Kay and Burton website

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Back on the market: Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/04/back-on-the-market-charles-riddy-designed-foxfield-art-deco-property-in-quinton-northamptonshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=back-on-the-market-charles-riddy-designed-foxfield-art-deco-property-in-quinton-northamptonshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/12/04/back-on-the-market-charles-riddy-designed-foxfield-art-deco-property-in-quinton-northamptonshire/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:59:36 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8848 Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

A new agent and a new price for this Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire, which was originally marketed some months back elsewhere.

Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

Outside, this place looks immaculate. But the ‘elephant in the room’ here is (as ever) the modernisation of the property inside. The agent describes upgrade of this 1934 Charles Riddy design as ‘sympathetic’ and to be be fair, we have seen far more radical makeovers of art deco properties. The seller here has (for example) used double glazed Crittall windows to replace the originals, which is nice to see, as well as building three garages in line with the original house design.

Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

But this is an old house and ultimately a home, contemporary work has been done. Some, such as rewiring. a new heating system and a replacement roof probably very welcome too. But other finishes are perhaps down to personal taste.

Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

Space shouldn’t be an issue here, with the house offering an entrance hall with cloakroom, a ‘spacious’ dining hall, a 26ft. drawing room. a modern kitchen and breakfast area, a rear hall with utility, a study and a family room. Head upstairs and you’ll find a main bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite, a guest bedroom with bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

Outside space includes those three garages and around 1.2 acres of well-maintained land.

Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire
Charles Riddy-designed Foxfield art deco property in Quinton, Northamptonshire

As we said, it has been up before and is now up with a new agent at a reduced price of £825,000.

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