WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Putting the wow back into online house hunting Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/on-the-market-clunaig-1960s-modernist-property-in-hawick-scottish-borders/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-clunaig-1960s-modernist-property-in-hawick-scottish-borders http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/on-the-market-clunaig-1960s-modernist-property-in-hawick-scottish-borders/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:59:25 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8247 On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

It’s a house that needs some work to give it the real wow factor, but this Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick in the Scottish Borders is still something very unique.

On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

The house is said to date back to 1963 and judging from the outside, it might still be that year. But that’s not quite the story inside.

On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

In fact, the inside (from what we can see) is rather like your everyday modern-day home. But we’re pretty sure that it’s primarily down to the decor. Some change in the decor, work on the kitchen and bathroom and some period fittings and this place would be back in the game.

On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

There’s also some great views over Hawick and the surrounding countryside from the elevated location and best of all, plenty of space on offer for a reasonable price.

On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

We’re talking an entrance hallway, two bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor and a living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, family bathroom and two further bedrooms on the first floor. Outside, you’ll find gardens to the front and rear, plenty of parking space and two garages.

On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders
On the market: Clunaig 1960s modernist property in Hawick, Scottish Borders

All of that for £255,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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Timewarp for sale: 1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/timewarp-for-sale-1960s-donald-park-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=timewarp-for-sale-1960s-donald-park-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/timewarp-for-sale-1960s-donald-park-designed-midcentury-property-in-los-angeles-california-usa/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:50 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8238 1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Want to go back to the 1960s? You can either buy a time machine or invest in this 1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

You’ll find it in the affluent area of Encino, dating back to 1964 and on the market for the very first time. Even better, it has many of the design and styling touches of that original era intact.

1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

On the face of it, this place offers 3,422 sq. ft of space, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a family room with vaulted ceiling, additional reception rooms, a kitchen and around half an acre of outside space, which includes a large swimming pool and as you probably worked out, plenty of garden. But that’s just half the story.

1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

The other half are the 1960s fixtures and fittings, the walls of glass, original kitchen, wood panelled walls, custom furniture and…well, so much more.

1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA
1960s Donald Park-designed midcentury property in Los Angeles, California, USA

It’s a joy to behold. How long it will stay like this is anyone’s guess. Presumably when someone comes up with the $1,495,000 asking price.

Find out more at the Estately website

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On the market: Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-grade-ii-listed-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-grade-ii-listed-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/09/01/on-the-market-three-bedroom-apartment-in-the-grade-ii-listed-langham-house-close-richmond-upon-thames-surrey/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:37 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8231 Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A stunning renovation job has been done on this three-bedroom apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey.

Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Three-bedroom apartments are rare in this grade II-listed, Stirling & Gowan-designed block, which dates back to the late 1950s. Probably even rarer with a finish like this, which works with the original build, adding a good few ‘retro’ finishing touches, but overall, offering a very contemporary and stylish living space.

Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Walk into the second floor apartment and you’ll find three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, living / dining room and a balcony. But that’s only half the story, with exposed brick walls with recessed pointing, tiled window sills and the stars of the show, the original, refurbished kitchen units.

Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Three-bedroom apartment in the grade II-listed Langham House Close, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

You also get access to the communal gardens at the rear of the building, a generally peaceful location (not far from Ham Common) and of course, regular rail and bus services to central London.

If that sounds like your kind of place, the asking price is £450,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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On the market: 1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/28/on-the-market-1960s-donald-ratcliffe-designed-midcentury-property-in-towson-maryland-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-donald-ratcliffe-designed-midcentury-property-in-towson-maryland-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/28/on-the-market-1960s-donald-ratcliffe-designed-midcentury-property-in-towson-maryland-usa/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:18:45 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8224 1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA
1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA

I’ll admit it, I’ve written about this 1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA because of one room. But what a room!

1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA
1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA

That room in question is, of course, the stunning A-frame living room, which dominates this particular design. Beams, stone walls, wood panels and what looks like a balcony space above. Oh yes, check out that midcentury fireplace too. Simply stunning.

1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA
1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA

The rest of the house looks fairly humdrum in comparison, but it does a functional job of offering the the four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchens and adjoining space. Outside space isn’t bad either, with much of the inside accommodation opening out onto the patio and large pool area.

1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA
1960s Donald Ratcliffe-designed midcentury property in Towson, Maryland, USA

If you like what you see, the asking price is $595,000, which is around £358,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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On the market: 1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/28/on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-beaulieu-hampshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-beaulieu-hampshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/28/on-the-market-1970s-modernist-property-in-beaulieu-hampshire/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:34:01 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8216 1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire
1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

Probably needs some updating, but the location of this 1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire will probably overshadow any work that needs doing.

1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire
1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

The house, as you can see from one of the lower images here, has an amazing position in a wooded setting, not far from the Beaulieu River, which you can access via a shared jetty. It was a custom build back in the 1970s for the current owners, with the house (as you might have guessed), up for sale for the first time.

1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire
1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

According to the agent, the house has a ‘continued feeling of light and space’, with large windows bringing the outside in, while a large balcony brings it even closer.

1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire
1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

As for space, the main living accommodation is on the first floor. A mezzanine hallway leads to the sitting room which in turn opens to the dining room. Both rooms have direct access to that large balcony. You’ll also find a kitchen on this level. Elsewhere, there is a master bedroom with en-suite, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the ground, you’ll find a large garage which extends to a workshop area, a further room and large utility. Plenty of garden outside too.

1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire
1970s modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

Some of the original features here are a selling point for us, but it looks like some updating and perhaps some tweaking of the design might be necessary to get the best out of this place. Despite that, it’s still not a cheap proposition at £975,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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On the market: 1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/27/on-the-market-1970s-scandinavian-style-property-in-portinscale-near-keswick-cumbria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-scandinavian-style-property-in-portinscale-near-keswick-cumbria http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/27/on-the-market-1970s-scandinavian-style-property-in-portinscale-near-keswick-cumbria/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:32:48 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8208 1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria
1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

Sometimes the house can be the star, sometimes the location. With this 1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria, it’s a close-run thing.

1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria
1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

The location is perhaps the outright winner though. On the shores of Derwent Water, this place offers panoramic views including Skiddaw, Derwent Water, St Johns in the Vale and the Central fell. It’s the dream start to anyone’s day. But you also need a house design that takes full advantage.

1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria
1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

This 1970s-build does that from an elevated position, offering balcony space and extensive glazing for those views, not to mention a good amount of Scandinavian influence. The original design looks largely unchanged, but with some modern updates – the kitchen being the most obvious on the front. But it is in stark contrast to the living room, which is very much still of its era. Other areas might need an update – especially the bathrooms and perhaps the decor for many people too.

1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria
1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

As for space, that’s what you might refer to as ‘upside down’, with a ground floor entrance hall giving leading to three ‘good sized’ double bedrooms one with an en-suite, along with the main bathroom with separate toilet, a rear hall with direct access to the garage and a study (possibly bedroom four if you need it).

1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria
1970s Scandinavian-style property in Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

Head up the main stairs to the upper ground floor and the pen plan dining hall and that wonderful lounge with timber clad vaulted ceiling and French patio doors leading out on to a large terrace. Also here is the kitchen, a rear hall, second storeroom and cloaks/WC. Outside is a driveway, gardens, a double garage, a large private patio area and sun terrace plus a heated swimming and plant room.

£849,500 is the guide price.

Find out more at the Carter Jonas estate agents website

Thanks to tipmeister Stefi Orazi for the tip off!

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On the market: 1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/26/on-the-market-1960s-john-penn-designed-modernist-property-in-rendham-suffolk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-john-penn-designed-modernist-property-in-rendham-suffolk http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/26/on-the-market-1960s-john-penn-designed-modernist-property-in-rendham-suffolk/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:32:19 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8200 1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk
1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk

It has been updated, but this 1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk has lost none of its charm in the process.

1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk
1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk

The house dates back to 1966, one of nine similar houses designed by the architect, all of which take inspiration from midcentury designs emanating from the US in the middle of the 20th century. Penn himself actually worked in that area, notably with Richard Neutra for a time.

1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk
1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk

The current owners have strived to bring the house into the 21st century, preserving many of the original features and general shape (extensive glazing, wood panels, open layout and so on), but without the feeling that you are walking into a ‘museum’. This is a midcentury house that’s also perfect for the modern family in 2014.

1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk
1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk

The house sits in around 0.4 acres of land (previously an orchard, with some fruit trees remaining) and the accommodation covers around 160 sq. metres, including three double bedrooms (the master also has an en-suite), a living room with full width windows overlooking the outside space, a dining room, kitchen and two large bathrooms. You also get a ‘garage block’, which is joined to the house by a covered walkway and has a large utility and storage area plus parking for two cars.

1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk
1960s John Penn-designed modernist property in Rendham, Suffolk

Fancy it? The house is on the market for £795,000.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

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On the market: Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/22/on-the-market-three-bedroom-1930s-art-deco-property-in-earl-shilton-leicestershire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-three-bedroom-1930s-art-deco-property-in-earl-shilton-leicestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/22/on-the-market-three-bedroom-1930s-art-deco-property-in-earl-shilton-leicestershire/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:58:08 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8193 Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

Interesting house, although the purists might not be sold on this three-bedroom art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire.

Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

The house dates back to the 1930s and was apparently built for a local artist. More recently, it has undergone a renovation. it isn’t radical, but does mean a modern house inside the period exterior and its authentic windows.

Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

As for space, head in via the glass brick, curved porch, which leads to a lounge overlooking the garden, with an arch leading to the dining room. There’s also a modern kitchen and downstairs shower room on the ground floor.

Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

Head upstairs and you’ll find three ‘spacious’ bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is off road parking, a single garage and gardens to the rear.

It is on the market for £300,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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On the market: Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/21/on-the-market-ian-mcchesney-designed-the-tree-house-modernist-property-in-london-se26/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-ian-mcchesney-designed-the-tree-house-modernist-property-in-london-se26 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/21/on-the-market-ian-mcchesney-designed-the-tree-house-modernist-property-in-london-se26/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:12:23 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8186 Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26
Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26

A house with real impact both inside and out, that’s The Tree House in London SE26.

Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26
Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26

The house was designed by Ian McChesney and completed just this year. It’s a stunning place, not least from the outside with an exterior clad in opaque black glass that reflects the nature and the sky around it. Not something you see every day.

Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26
Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26

A wide gravel path takes you to steel and iroko steps, leading a raised front door that opens into an entrance hall. That in turn leads to the main living room with high ceilings and full-height windows on three sides (so plenty of light), along with a wood-burning stove that’s the focal point of the room. Double sliding doors open up the kitchen, with a dining area opening onto the large terrace and accompanying pond.

Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26
Ian McChesney-designed The Tree House modernist property in London SE26

Head up the zig-zag oak staircase and you’ll find the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, along with three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is underfloor heating throughout, plenty of storage, a secondary entrance to the house and secure off-street parking, not to mention a landscaped garden.

The images do it more justice than the words. A good number featured here, but many more on the agent’s listing too. If you want to move in, the price is £1,750,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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On the market: Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/21/on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-prestwich-manchester/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-prestwich-manchester http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2014/08/21/on-the-market-four-bedroom-contemporary-modernist-property-in-prestwich-manchester/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:59:10 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=8179 Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester

It has something of a midcentury / Scandinavian look about the exterior, but as you can perhaps tell from the finishes (and the interior), this is a four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester

The house is known as Timber and was individually architect designed in 2012 (although we don’t have the name sadly). You’ll find it in a ‘quiet location’ on the edge of Prestwich conservation area. Just a tram ride to Manchester centre too.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester

Head through the electrically operated gates and up the block paved drive and you’ll see the angular property with glass, stone and oak a key part of the ‘look’. Head inside and it’s all very ‘show home’ and state of the art. Enter and you’ll find the entrance hall with steel and oak staircase plus cloakroom, leading to the L-shaped open plan kitchen and family room with floor to ceiling windows and a kitchen that’s everything you would expect from a cutting edge property. The living area also has two large sets of tri-folding doors accessing the rear garden. Also on this floor is a dining area and a dual-aspect lounge.

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Prestwich, Manchester

The house also has a master bedroom with balcony to the front of the house and en-suite, thee more bedrooms (one with en-suite and one with balcony) and a laundry room. Outside space includes a garage, garden store room. lawns and gardens.

The listing has much more detail on the fixtures and fittings, with more images also on that estate agent listing. £865,000 is the asking price.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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