WowHaus http://www.wowhaus.co.uk Putting the wow back into online house hunting Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:48:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the market: 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/29/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-modern-eichler-property-in-san-jose-california-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-modern-eichler-property-in-san-jose-california-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/29/on-the-market-1960s-midcentury-modern-eichler-property-in-san-jose-california-usa/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:48:17 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9192 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

Another example of howe to renovate a property, this 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA.

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

It dates to 1960s and as far as we can see, is pretty faithful to the original design. That’s a selling point for sure. Sounds like location should tick a box for some too, with the agent pointing out that this is in the ‘coveted Fairglen neighborhood of Willow Glen’. We don’t have the local knowledge, but if you do, that probably means something.

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

It’s also an area with plenty of Eichler builds too, so likely to be full of like-minded people, architecturally anyway.

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

But enough of the area, we want to focus on the house, which is a prime slice of midcentury modern and a house that has undergone a complete renovation, enhancing the period features, headed up by the beams and glazing, as well as adding some modern contemporary touches, notably with the kitchen, bathrooms, finishes and landscaping. The end result is pretty stunning, we have to say.

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

As for space, that covers 1,618 sq. ft. and includes plenty of reception space, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The images pretty much say it all.

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA

Fancy living here? $1,298,000 is the asking price.

Find out more at the Zillow website

1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Jose, California, USA
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On the market: Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/29/on-the-market-two-bedroom-warehouse-conversion-apartment-in-london-n1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-two-bedroom-warehouse-conversion-apartment-in-london-n1 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/29/on-the-market-two-bedroom-warehouse-conversion-apartment-in-london-n1/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:18:14 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9179 Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

If you are asking this kind of money for a two-bed, then it has to be something special. Luckily, this warehouse conversion apartment in London N1 has style on its side, not to mention the opportunity to increase its size.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

Originally this was Victorian-era warehousing, but the space here (and around this area) was converted to residential space in the 1990s. This particular apartment has also been reworked by by design consultancy Brinkworth, the result of which you can see here.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

You now get around 1,800 sq. ft. of living space, as well as the roof area, which looks like a great place to entertain, hang out and generally have a good time in the summer. However, if you prefer to use if differently, the apartment does have planning permission for an extension of approximately 600 sq. ft. on the roof. It’s your call…if you buy it, obviously.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

As it stands, the main accommodation is on the 4th floor of the building (and without lift access, which might be an issue for some). When you enter the apartment, you will find a mix of the old and the new as the original industrial space does battle with the cutting edge finishes of the modern era.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

You will also find a large reception room with open-plan kitchen and dining area, covering over 44 ft. in total and with south-facing windows across the entire length. You also get a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, a second double bedroom, a shower room and an additional utility room.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

Head up the staircase and you’ll find that roof space too.

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1

Like it? Well, you’ll need something around £2,000,000 to secure it, plus money for that conversion if you want the extra space above.

Find out more at the Modern House estate agents website

Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
Two-bedroom warehouse conversion apartment in London N1
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On the market: 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern property in Palm Springs, California, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/on-the-market-1950s-donald-wexler-designed-midcentury-modern-in-palm-springs-california-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-donald-wexler-designed-midcentury-modern-in-palm-springs-california-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/on-the-market-1950s-donald-wexler-designed-midcentury-modern-in-palm-springs-california-usa/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:26:10 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9169 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern in Palm Springs, California, USA

If I was asked to define my idea of California living, I would probably just print out a photo of this 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern in Palm Springs, California, USA.

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

Ok, not everyone lives like this for obvious reasons (primarily financial we would guess), but this is the kind of place you associate with the state and its climate.

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

The house dates back as far as 1957 and has obviously been renovated in the intervening years. You suspect it wasn’t always as ‘clean’ as this, with the agent pointing out that this is ‘a meticulous recreation’ of the 1950s design, now ‘stripped of unsightly additions’. We can only guess what they might have been.

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

We are certainly not complaining about the end result, which is absolutely stunning. Open plan, clean, (relatively) simple and a great example of indoor / outdoor living. Original features are still there too, right down to the white terrazzo floor and the mirrored closets, which ‘double the apparent size of the bedrooms at front & back’.

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

Space is all about the open reception areas leading out into the sunshine, not to mention the pool and general entertaining space. But there are also two bedrooms and two bathrooms inside when you need to kick back after a long day partying.

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

Of course, this lifestyle doesn’t come cheap. You’ll need around $2,699,000 to secure it (around £1,732,000)

Find out more at the Christies website

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On the market: Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/on-the-market-two-bedroom-apartment-in-the-art-deco-wallis-building-st-johns-wood-london-nw8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-two-bedroom-apartment-in-the-art-deco-wallis-building-st-johns-wood-london-nw8 http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/on-the-market-two-bedroom-apartment-in-the-art-deco-wallis-building-st-johns-wood-london-nw8/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:57:00 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9159 Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8

If you love art deco and factory conversions, you might like the look of this two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8.

Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8

Yes, it’s a conversion of an art-deco-style factory designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in the 1930s and now very much living space throughout – and certainly not cheap. An indication of just how much prices have jumped in this area / building is the last selling price – £395,000 back in 2006. The building was converted in 2000 by the way.

Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8

Anyway, that’s past history, the two-bedroom apartment is now for sale for a much higher price in the present. It’s an attractive place too, offering the original factory lighting, large Crittall windows, authentic ceiling, exposed beams and the kind of height you would expect from old factory space.

Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8

Space is fairly straightforward, with those two bedrooms and an open plan living area incorporating the kitchen space. Finishes are said to be ‘high quality’, including American-oak flooring across all the flat.

That price? £1,100,000.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
Two-bedroom apartment in the art deco Wallis Building, St John’s Wood, London NW8
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In need of renovation: 1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-louis-kahn-designed-clever-house-in-cherry-hill-new-jersey-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-need-of-renovation-1960s-louis-kahn-designed-clever-house-in-cherry-hill-new-jersey-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/27/in-need-of-renovation-1960s-louis-kahn-designed-clever-house-in-cherry-hill-new-jersey-usa/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:13:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9146 1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Now this is something special. But it will take a bit of work to make this 1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA into something really special.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Saying that, the cost of it is quite modest, so there’s every chance that the figures might just add up for you.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Anyway, enough of that, let’s look at the house. it was designed by Louis Kahn between 1957 and 1962 and despite being almost 60 years since the design and build commenced, the house is still an slice of modernist architecture.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

That’s partly down to it being so well preserved, but also down to the four large triangular gables, each with large triangular windows. Looks good from the outside, but it’s also of more practical use – boosting the natural light in the focal point of the house, the large living room space.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

That central space opens up to five other (smaller) rooms, each with its own pyramid-style roof, described as ‘an umbrella of wood in each room’.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

Of course, it needs works, but the agent description adds that the ‘home and gardens can easily be restored to their original grandeur’ if you are willing to put in the work and investment.

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

The images give you an idea of what you will be taking on – and there are more on the agent’s listing if you want more. How much is it? Amazingly, you can secure this place for $289,900, which works out at around £192,000. Ok London property buyers, you now have our permission to sob quietly to yourself.

Find out more at the Zillow website

1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1960s Louis Kahn-designed Clever House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
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On the market: 1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/25/on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-cincinnati-ohio-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-cincinnati-ohio-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/25/on-the-market-1960s-modernist-property-in-cincinnati-ohio-usa/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:06:52 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9134 1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

No architect attached to this one by the agent, but we have to presume that someone of note was responsible for this stunning 1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

It’s all about the space and natural light for us. Although saying that, it does look like a house of two halves when we browse the photos.

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The main living areas have walls of glazing which really do give the impression of being within the surrounding woodland. The double height in some of the rooms boost the light and space even further. The ground floor really is an amazing area.

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

But elsewhere, especially in the bedroom areas, the glazing seems to be more modest. Perhaps the original owners wanted more privacy in these areas. it would make sense.

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Anyway, for entertaining, this place is hard to beat, Throw in plenty of original features (not a lot looks to have changed since 1961) and you have something special.

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Good amount of living space too. 3,000 sq. ft. in total, which includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Outside you get around 1.378 acres too, as well as off-street parking for up to six cars (underneath the house with the look of things).

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

$695,000 is the asking price, which we work out at around £463,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1960s modernist property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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On the market: 1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1960s-michael-twigg-designed-medlars-modernist-property-in-east-grinstead-west-sussex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1960s-michael-twigg-designed-medlars-modernist-property-in-east-grinstead-west-sussex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1960s-michael-twigg-designed-medlars-modernist-property-in-east-grinstead-west-sussex/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:38:55 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9122 1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

Two designs in one if you like, but this started life as the 1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

The house was built by architect Michael Twigg in the early 1960s for his own occupation, but in 2009, the current owners appointed architect Rodger Fincham to extend the property with floorspace that complemented the original design of the house.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

You can probably see the ‘join’, not least with the finishes inside the respective halves. But the new design isn’t miles away from the old look, not least because the older house was also updated in the process. You’ll probably need a viewing to see how well it all flows together.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

But thankfully we still have the feature staircase, the full height windows and the cantilevered dining room and master bedroom, the latter with a wonderful feature fireplace.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

Of course the rework means more space, which now includes three large reception rooms, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and outside, a triple garage and a swimming pool. Extensive gardens outside too.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

The images really tell the story of this place far more than words (although there are plenty more on the listing if you want that). The guide price, should you like the place, is £1,900,000.

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex

Find out more at the Zoopla website

1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
1960s Michael Twigg-designed Medlars modernist property in East Grinstead, West Sussex
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On the market: 1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1950s-james-speyer-designed-modernist-property-in-highland-park-illinois-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1950s-james-speyer-designed-modernist-property-in-highland-park-illinois-usa http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1950s-james-speyer-designed-modernist-property-in-highland-park-illinois-usa/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:38:05 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9110 1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

If the name James Speyer means anything to you, it’s perhaps because of the iconic Ferris Bueller house, which he designed back in 1953. But that obviously wasn’t the only slice of modernism he was responsible for. This 1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois was designed around the same time and isn’t far away geographically either.

1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

This doesn’t quite have the ‘wow’ factor of the Bueller design, but it’s still a forward-thinking design, dating back to 1952 would you believe.

1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

It doesn’t look like much has changed over the 60+ years either, with many of the internal fittings looking original. Not all by any means, but enough to see just what the architect had in mind.

1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

As for space, the house sits in 0.52 acres, with around 3,171 sq. ft. of living area, including open plan reception areas, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. That includes a separate live-in guest space with bedroom and bathroom.

1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Apparently you could have picked this up in 1999 and got it $129,000, but things have moved on a little since, with the current asking price at $745,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

Via Curbed Chicago

1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
1950s James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA
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On the market: 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1970s-frazer-crane-designed-modernist-property-in-altrincham-cheshire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1970s-frazer-crane-designed-modernist-property-in-altrincham-cheshire http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/22/on-the-market-1970s-frazer-crane-designed-modernist-property-in-altrincham-cheshire/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:39:01 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9099  1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

We have featured the architect on a few occasions, but this 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire was spotted by Gareth Wyn Davies.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

Annoyingly, we managed to lose track on it in the inbox and right now it is under offer. But the sale isn’t yet final, so with that in mind, we are still going to flag up a house by the same architect responsible for George Best’s iconic Cheshire home from the same period.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

This one looks fairly contemporary, helped along by some updating over the decades no doubt. But at the same time, it still has one foot in the 1970s, both with its eye-catching raised exterior and inside too, with the staircase, the bar area, the full length windows, exposed brick and possibly that fireplace too. A modern home with a certain uniqueness too.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

As for space, you’ll find the house offers an open plan lounge and dining area with bar and downstairs WC, along with a fitted kitchen and separate utility room on ground.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

Head to the first floor first floor are you’ll find four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a large dressing area and en-suite bathroom. There’s also a family bathroom and separate WC on this floor.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

Outside space is described as secluded, with  driveway parking and a cobbled courtyard to the rear.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

£650,000 is the asking price, but as we said, this is under offer, so you might want to move fast if you have an interest.

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire

Find out more at the Rightmove website

 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist property in Altrincham, Cheshire
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On the market: 1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/20/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-leigh-on-sea-essex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-leigh-on-sea-essex http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/01/20/on-the-market-1930s-art-deco-property-in-leigh-on-sea-essex/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:45:49 +0000 WowHauser http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/?p=9086 1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Lovers of original features might want to look away now, as this 1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex doesn’t look to have many.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

But it has one significant selling point, which is that art deco exterior. In fact, you can add another if you like the idea of working with a blank canvas, as this place offers that too, thanks to what looks like a fairly recent renovation. As our top 50 this year showed, these modernised art deco properties definitely have their fans.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

A good amount of space too, with the house currently laid out with an entrance vestibule, reception hall, cloakroom / WC, lounge, study and what’s described as a ‘contemporary’ family living / kitchen / dining space, with thew kitchen fitted with modern units and appliances, plus a ‘feature breakfast peninsular’. There’s also a great semi-circular bay overlooking the garden and a separate utility room on the ground too.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Head up the stairs with glass and steel balustrade leads to the first floor and you’ll find four double bedrooms (the master with en-suite wet room, walk in wardrobe and a Juliet balcony), along with a family bathroom with shower.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Outside space is a rear garden with paved patio, trees and plants plus a front garden with off-road parking.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

If you want it, the guide price is £699,950.

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Find out more at the Zoopla website

1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
1930s art deco property in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

 

 

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