WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Hip house finds, cool properties and stylish interiors Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Airbnb find: 1950s William Krisel-designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/24/airbnb-find-1950s-william-krisel-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-palm-springs-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/24/airbnb-find-1950s-william-krisel-designed-midcentury-modern-property-in-palm-springs-california-usa/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:59:59 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12134 1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

With the weather so dreadful outside, why not dream about somewhere better? IN fact, you can actually book in somewhere better if this 1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA appeals.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

It has all the makings of a dream getaway, not least if you love Californian modernism from the mid-20th century. Like many similar houses in the area, this place was designed by Krisel and built by the Alexander Construction Company. Like the other surviving builds, it is affectionally known as an ‘Alexander’ today.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

In terms of the general look and feel, this one looks pretty well preserved too. The current owners have out their own stamp on the place, but the updates work with the original design rather than against it.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

The open plan living space, the beams and the outside / inside lifestyle is still here. But mixed with what’s described as an ‘earthy modern’ finish inspired by Charles and Ray Eames California residence, and a Scandinavian-inspired palate of pale neutrals and wood textures.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Of course, some modern-day comforts too, including an infrared gas grill for a poolside BBQ, a 46-inch LCD TV, HD satellite and free Wi-Fi.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

As for space, there is that open reception / dining and cooking area, as well as three bedrooms with memory foam mattresses and Marimekko bedding. The master has its own bathroom too, while the remaining two share a main bathroom.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Of course there is the outside area too for lounging and, if the mood takes you, swimming. If you do plan on using the pool, that can be heated for your prior to your arrival. Nice.

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Many more images on the listing if you want to dig deeper. Fig it appeals, this Alexander is available to rent for £170 per night.

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

1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s William Krisel-Designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA
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On the market: 1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/24/on-the-market-1960s-architect-designed-property-in-glenfield-leicestershire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/24/on-the-market-1960s-architect-designed-property-in-glenfield-leicestershire/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:33:03 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12123 1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

It definitely needs work, but this 1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire does have potential.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

That potential is pretty much based on the living room, a wonderful space with double height ceilings and a gallery overlooking it. With its exposed brick walls and wood panel ceilings it could be straight out of the pages of a midcentury interiors magazine.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

That’s the good part. The rest of the house is the flipside. Some rooms have been updated, others need some work. One thing is for sure, they don’t live up to the main reception room.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

But take a step back, think of the front door and glazed area reworked, think of a new kitchen and bathroom and think of some updated bedrooms. Suddenly it becomes a minor midcentury gem.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

Decent amount of space too, both inside and out. In terms of indoors, you get that huge downstairs living room / dining room to play with, as well was a kitchen, sun room and downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

Beyond the galleried balcony upstairs you will find three more bedrooms with another en-suite for bedroom three.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

Outside is a long driveway leading to a car port, as well as a landscaped rear garden with lawn, patio and flower borders.

1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire
1960s architect-designed property in Glenfield, Leicestershire

If this is your kind of project, the asking price is £300,000.

Images and details courtesy of William H Brown. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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On the market: Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/23/on-the-market-two-bedroom-apartment-in-the-1950s-eric-lyons-designed-parkleys-span-development-in-ham-richmond-surrey/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/23/on-the-market-two-bedroom-apartment-in-the-1950s-eric-lyons-designed-parkleys-span-development-in-ham-richmond-surrey/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:26:14 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12109 Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Always popular. In fact we have features five examples from here in the past. With that in mind, we don’t expect this Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey to around long.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Nothing too far out of the ordinary with this one. Specifically this is a two-bedroom second-floor apartment, one part of a development that is both well preserved and grade II-listed.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Ahead of its time too. The apartment here has the light and space buyers are desperate for in the modern era, with the bonus of some midcentury modernism thrown in for good measure. Just love the exterior and communal areas of this place.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Once inside you will find a apartment that looks well maintained and not overly modernised. Sadly it doesn’t have the original kitchen units (always a plus), but what you have here are some wonderful modern and clean modern finishes, matched up with what we presume to be the original parquet flooring.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

As for space, there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, living / dining room and kitchen. There is also a store room allocated to the apartment for any excess you don’t want on display. According to the agent, the building also has a unique ‘H-block’ shape, which means the apartment has views over secluded communal gardens from almost every room. Nice.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

All of that in what’s described as a ‘tranquil’ setting and not too far from Richmond and lines into central London.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

There is an open day on 28th November 2015 and if you like what you see, the asking price is £425,000.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey

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

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Ham, Richmond, Surrey
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On the market: 1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/20/on-the-market-1970s-richard-and-dion-neutra-designed-modernist-property-in-tarzana-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/20/on-the-market-1970s-richard-and-dion-neutra-designed-modernist-property-in-tarzana-california-usa/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:50:24 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12099 1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

It might be over 40 years old, but this 1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA still packs a punch.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

It also looks like it is pretty much original to the architects’ design too. Yes, some updating here and there and of course, some updates to the fixtures and fittings. But nothing too radical.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

Of course, when you commission top-end architects to build you a home (as Filmation Studios head Louis Scheimer did), then you probably aren’t going to mess with the formula too much, if at all.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

Time has been kind to this 1972 build too. The walls of glass and beams are right on the money in the current era, as is the large open living space. Of course, one thing never dates and that is a great view.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

You certainly get that here. The agent refers to them as ‘breathtaking 360-degree views’, looking out over your three acres of land and beyond. Enjoy to from the living room or kick back in a hot tub and take it all in from the outside too. If you have the money, it’s your call.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

The internal space covers 5,500 sq. ft. and that includes four bedrooms and five bedrooms, as well as all that lovely lounging space.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

As we said, if the indoors isn’t to your liking, you can always take your life outside. This place has all that acreage, not to mention a ‘sparkling swimmer’s pool’, the previously mentioned hot tub and what are described as ‘unique designer water features’ that flow both inside and outside the house.

1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA
1970s Richard and Dion Neutra-designed modernist property in Tarzana, California, USA

Obviously that all comes at a price. The bottom line here is $5,500,000.

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

Via Curbed

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On the market: 1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/20/on-the-market-1930s-semi-detached-art-deco-property-in-new-malden-surrey/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/20/on-the-market-1930s-semi-detached-art-deco-property-in-new-malden-surrey/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:19:41 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12089 1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

Updated, but this 1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey is still la good looking place.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

According to the agent, the house has been modernised whilst retaining many of its original features.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

We’ll be honest and say we aren’t seeing lots on the photos, although the look and feel still has the look of the era, with some of the fireplaces and doors possibly being original to the 1930s build. For anything else, you perhaps need to book a viewing to see for yourself (as photos don’t always tell the full story).

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing in out book. As we have said many times before, it is hard to judge a house at its end point when you can’t see the starting point. There might not have been too many original features to salvage after 80 or so years of use.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

The end result has a ‘retro modern’ look about it. This is a contemporary living space, but with more than a mod to the past.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

Good amount of living space too. The ground floor is made up of an entrance hall, front reception room, a rear reception room which opens into a dining area, a modern fitted kitchen / breakfast room, utility room, W.C and the garage.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

Head up to the first floor and you’ll find two double bedrooms, a third single bedroom and a ‘newly fitted’ family bathroom. There is a second floor too, which is given over to a small office space which opens out to a large roof terrace.

1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey
1930s semi-detached art deco property in New Malden, Surrey

Outside space at the rear is a decked area leading to a landscaped garden, with off street parking also available at the front.

£649,950 if this catches your eye.

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

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On the market: 1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/18/on-the-market-1960s-jean-daladier-designed-les-trois-coupoles-villa-in-yonne-burgundy-france/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/18/on-the-market-1960s-jean-daladier-designed-les-trois-coupoles-villa-in-yonne-burgundy-france/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12077 1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

If you like the idea of living somewhere just a little more interesting than your average house – or fancy something ‘out there’ as a holiday home – then you really should check out this Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

It’s an isolated place, found in a forest (planted to work with the houses) but apparently just a few minutes from a nearby village. So civilisation isn’t too far away if you have a car. In fact, travel another 10km and you are on the train route to Paris, so not badly located at all.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

As for the house, this is one a three prototype houses designed by Jean Daladier in conjunction with the French Ministry of Construction from 1968 onwards, this one consisting of three white ‘domes’ in a clearing in the forest. Architecturally important too, with the house attaining the French Historic Monument status in 2013.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

The idea was to create a new form of inexpensive home for the future and in this case a modular home that could be adapted to the owners’ needs, with extra domes added as and when they were required. Partition walls and openings were also at the discretion of the owner and windows  are provided by glazed triangular openings for views of both forest and sky. Yes, very much at one with nature.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

The building itself was light, so no foundations were required for the concrete structure, which also has wood panel cladding and a ‘Hypalon’ covering, which is some kind of plastic that keeps things watertight (you’ll be pleased to hear).

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

Once inside you’ll find a ground floor covering 135 sq. metres, featuring a ‘spacious’ entrance hall with access to one of the smaller domes. There is also a kitchen on this floor, plus a bathroom and three bedrooms. As for features, you’ll also notice the Burgundy flagstones on the floor, white walls and a brick stairway that ‘gives the impression of being suspended in mid-air’.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

One of the three domes is completely given over to a living room with large glazed openings facing one another, creating ‘a tunnel of light’ according to the agent. A statement fireplace is also here, described as ‘a genuine sculptural work of art’.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

There is an upper floor of the main structure too, which covers 30 sq. metres, which houses a bathroom and a large room, as well as some wonderful views, not least of Degottex’s large aluminium sculpture outside.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

Judging by the photos, the building does need work, but not as much as you might imagine. It also presents the perfect opportunity to work with a space age structure and return it to its former glory using design ideas and furnishings of the day.

1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France
1960s Jean Daladier-designed Les Trois Coupoles villa in Yonne, Burgundy, France

If you want to do just that, the house is on the market for €370,000.

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

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Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/16/brutalist-london-map-by-blue-crow-media/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/16/brutalist-london-map-by-blue-crow-media/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:23:09 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12071 Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media
Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media

Brutalism seems to be the hippest thing in architecture right now, so the idea of the Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media has to be a good one.

Actually, this is a good news story on two fronts. The first is obvious, the map itself. The second is that this will be the first of a series of architecture guides produced in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society. Already looking forward to those.

Anyway, back to this first, double-sided map, which picks out over fifty leading examples of Brutalist architecture in London. That’s everything from the Alexandra Road Estate to World’s End Housing, dropping in at Trellick Tower, the Barbican and the National Theatre, not to mention lesser-known, but equally fascinating builds.

Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media
Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media

Flip over the map and you’ll find an introduction to Brutalism by the Twentieth Century Society’s Henrietta Billings, plus photos by Simon Phipps and details about each building featured.

Essentially it’s a great day of spending some spare time. Just as long as you are partial to a bit of brutulism.

The map is printed on Cyclus Offset 140 gsm paper, measures 420mm x 600mm open and folds down to 210mm x 150mm (slightly larger than A5). Grab one directly from Blue Crow Media for £8.

Find out more at the Blue Crow Media website

Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media
Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media
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On the market: 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/13/on-the-market-1960s-elsworth-sykes-designed-garth-house-midcentury-property-in-north-ferriby-east-yorkshire/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/13/on-the-market-1960s-elsworth-sykes-designed-garth-house-midcentury-property-in-north-ferriby-east-yorkshire/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:29:15 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12054 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

Huge thanks to Steve Johnson on Twitter for pointing us in the direction of this 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

It is quite a place too. Found in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Garth House was built in the early 1960s to a design by the local Elsworth Sykes architect firm and built for a local entrepreneur.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

According to the agent, the house was ‘way ahead of its time with innovative features and materials’, adding that many of which are ‘still in vogue’ today. More on that later.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

As for position, that offers ‘one of the best views in the area’, looking out towards the River Humber and the Humber Bridge, which is ‘framed in spectacular fashion’ by the extensive glazing here. A good amount of land around the house too, around an acre to play with in total.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

It isn’t quite original though. A glance at some of the finishes suggest a later (maybe 1980s) upgrade in some place, not least the kitchen. The agent adds that some extensions have also been undertaken, including the addition of an indoor swimming pool complex and a quadruple garage.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

Saying that, the overall looks and feel of the place is still in the 1960s, with the accommodation (all 8,000 sq. ft. of it) still primarily spread out over one floor.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

Some lovely features too. A glance through the imagery shows all of that gazing, stone walls, original wood walls and ceilings, original fixtures and fittings and vast open space living areas. Yes, some of the space within needs an update, not least when it comes to the bedrooms and the kitchen. But you will have to look far to find something this original and distinctive from this era, especially in the north of England.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

To breakdown the living space, that consists of a lower floor featuring a bedroom / guest suite, with the remaining accommodation on the upper floor. That includes six bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a grand hallway with internal atrium, study, sitting room and drawing room / ballroom with those views across The Humber. There is also a dining room, kitchen and utility plus the swimming pool area.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

Outside is the acre of land, with formal gardens, a greenhouse, vegetable / fruit garden and gardener’s store with WC.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

If you want to make it your next home, you will need to find something in the region of £1,250,000.

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

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

1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
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On the market: Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/13/on-the-market-charlton-hestons-1950s-midcentury-modern-property-in-coldwater-canyon-los-angeles-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/13/on-the-market-charlton-hestons-1950s-midcentury-modern-property-in-coldwater-canyon-los-angeles-california-usa/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:47:55 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12038 Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

Not just Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California going up for sale, but also the first time this property has actually been on the market.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

It’s an impressive slice of midcentury design, the work of architect William S. Beckett and dating back to 1959. The house has been in the Heston family since that date and judging by the photos, looked after very carefully both recently and over the decades.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

Not quite a ‘time capsule’, but little changed since the late 1950s. Some of the finishes and furnishings ambit be more recent,  but the overall design still packs a punch with its original features.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

The exposed stone walls inside and out, the floor to ceiling glazing, the ‘floating’ inner walls, the curved staircase, the open reception space, the library area and of course, the distinctive, angular exterior of the property are all selling points to fans of the style.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

The location is pretty hot too, not least because it includes three acres of land.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

The house is accessed via a private and gated driveway. Head up that and into the property itself and you will find five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a private office with a balcony, a formal dining space, that wonderful library area and a marble bar.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

If that’s not enough, check out what is described as a three-storey artist’s studio, which even has its own lift, as well as the screening room to view those Heston classics, which has its own bedroom and bathroom.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

All that space outside to enjoy too, particular if you like tennis, as this place has its own court. There’s also a swimming pool too, plus space for up to 10 cars.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

The house goes on the market today and if you want it, you will need to dig deep. This place will be up for sale for $12.249 million.

Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA

Images by Jeff Elson and details courtesy of Nourmand and Associates. For more information and details, please visit their website.

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Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlton Heston’s 1950s midcentury modern property in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
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On the market: 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/05/on-the-market-1950s-donald-wexler-designed-midcentury-property-in-palm-springs-california-usa/ http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/11/05/on-the-market-1950s-donald-wexler-designed-midcentury-property-in-palm-springs-california-usa/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:43:22 +0000 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=12025 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Not just a 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA, this is a house the architect built for himself and his family.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

In fact, his connection to the house goes much further than that. The Palm Springs modernist lived in this house for 38 years from its construction in 1955, adding an extension to the property in 1960. But that wasn’t the end of the Wexler connection. In 2008 the architect returned to help the current owners with a restoration of the property.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

According to the agent, that restoration involved a ‘painstaking attention to quality and detail’ and is described as the ‘final evolution of his aesthetic’. It was also awards a Preservation of the Year award back in 2009.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Things have evidently been maintained to that high level since, with this place looking every bit the dream midcentury home for the modern era.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Enough about the background, let’s focus on the house, which is an L-shaped property with its beams restored and glass walls bringing the outside in. Open plan living space naturally.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

There is around 2,424 sq. ft. of living space, which includes the open living and dining room, a kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances, a library ‘nook’, three bedrooms (including a master with access to the outside space), two bathrooms and a car port.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Of course the outside space is as much of a selling point as the inside. There are newly-landscaped grounds, by William Kopelk and Marcello Villano,  mature pine trees and the original Wexler spa and a saltwater pool. An entertaining and relaxing space that’s up there with the best of them.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

$1,750,000 is the asking price for this midcentury gem.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Images and details courtesy of Deasy, Penner and Partners. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
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