Art deco

Art deco in miniature: Surbiton Station letter holder by Wilhon Design

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Art deco in miniature: Surbiton Station letter holder by Wilhon Design

Saw this mentioned on Twitter and really couldn’t resist writing about the Surbiton Station letter holder by Wilhon Design. After all, it’s that time of year and if you can’t afford to gift someone close their dream art deco house, you can always offer them something something in that style in miniature. As you might […]

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1930s art deco Northern Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland

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1930s art deco Northern Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland

How do you fact owning an art deco hotel? You can do that right now by investing in the 1930s art deco Northern Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s an interesting one too, Located just outside the city centre, the hotel dates back to 1938, the work of A.G.R. Mackenzie of A. Marshall Mackenzie & Son. […]

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WowHaus top 10: Most popular house finds in Belgium

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WowHaus top 10: Most popular house finds in Belgium

It’s an area rich with interesting modernist houses, but these are the 10 most popular house finds in Belgium on the WowHaus website. 10. 1930s Leon Stynen-designed modernist property in Schoten, Antwerp, Belgium 1930s modernism that has changed little over the decades. The straight lines, the curves, the porthole windows, the external staircase, all key […]

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1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire

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1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire

It’s quite a sight from the outside. But you might be disappointed once inside this 1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire if you want the era. But as we said, it’s an interesting place architecturally. This is one of a group of houses dating back to the mid-1930s, the work of a forward thinking […]

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1930s art deco: Grade II-listed property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Hot on the heels of this one comes this 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. But all is not as it seems. This is a grade II-listed property, one that was designed and built back in 1930 and structurally, is still a very striking piece of period architecture. The house […]

1920s art deco: Three bedroom property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

Thanks to both Nicholas and Claire for flagging up this 1920s art deco property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex. In fact, this is Claire’s house, which is always nice as the owner often has a few extra facts to throw in. We now know that the house dates back to 1928 and was a ‘seaside retreat’ […]

1930s art deco: Four bedroom property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

It might be a little overly stylised for some, but this is certainly a very striking 1930s art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Thanks to Louis for the tip off. The exterior of this one is amazing, with the black windows and railings contracting the white finish. Love the curves and angles too. […]

1930s art deco: Four-bedroom property in Ovingdean, near Brighton, East Sussex

Not just a good looking piece of architecture, this 1930s art deco property in Ovingdean, near Brighton, East Sussex has also been renovated to an incredibly high standard too. Yes, completely refurbished, but without taking away the character. That’s always key for us and judging by the social media feedback, many of our readers too. […]

Art deco interior: Five of the best designs at Swoon Editions

First we spotted just the one piece. But digging deeper there are many more. Enough for us to pick out five of the best art deco designs at Swoon Editions. Aravali console table A bit of opulence from this console table, this Designer Edition by Tom Goodbun offers a green and white marble tabletop with […]

1930s art deco: Ted Wilford-designed property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

We jumped for joy when we saw this 1930s Ted Wilford-designed art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire hit the market. That’s because it has been a tough time of late for art deco houses, with a couple featuring on our social media streams that have either been replaced or fallen into severe disrepair. It’s […]

Show apartments open in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed art deco Hoover Building in Perivale, west London

This was our most popular property find of 2016 before it was even built. So show apartments open in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed art deco Hoover Building in Perivale, west London should prove popular. A s you probably know, the building is Grade II* listed and an art deco icon from its days […]

1930s art deco: Gerald Lacoste-designed property in Stanmore, Middlesex

A similar house was one of our most popular finds of 2014. Perhaps this 1930s Gerald Lacoste-designed art deco property in Stanmore, Middlesex will follow suit. But to be honest, you’ll probably have to fall for the exterior rather than the interior. That’s because the house, which is part of the Kerry Avenue Conservation Estate, […]

1930s art deco: Apartment in the Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court, London SW2

At the more affordable end of the spectrum is this 1930s apartment in the Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court, London SW2. Affordable because this is an apartment, part of grade II-listed development on Streatham Hill and described as ‘among the finest Modern Movement housing in the UK’. The apartment is on ‘arguably the best block at […]

1930s art deco: Four-bedroom property in Margate, Kent

It definitely has the look. Sadly, this 1930s art deco property in Margate, Kent doesn’t have the period features. Thanks to Kim for flagging it up. It was obviously renovated in the fairly recent past. The agent mentions a new roof back in 2012, so you would guess work around that date. We have no […]

In need of renovation: 1930s art deco property in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

This really does need some work. But as you can see, this 1930s art deco property in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland used to be something rather special. We have been in touch with the seller regarding this one, who tells us that it really does need work. The inside has been stripped out and […]

On the market: 1940s B.N. Eisenberg-designed art deco property in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Something seriously quirky. But we can’t stop looking at this 1940s B.N. Eisenberg-designed art deco property in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. This is an incredibly striking piece of art deco, one that dates back to 1947 and if you were to make an educated guess, you would probably expect […]

Modernist France: The top 30 most popular house finds on WowHaus

We haven’t done one of these round-ups for a while. But this weekend we were inspired to work out which were our 30 most popular modernist house finds in France. You’ll find them all below in the usual reverse order. Each one a gem. 30. Art deco villa with private beach in Cap D’Antibes, Cote […]

Art deco apartment: Flat in the 1930s George Bertram Carter-designed Taymount Grange in Forest Hill, London SE23

If the stunning art deco house in Great Easton was out of your price range, perhaps you can stretch to this apartment in the 1930s George Bertram Carter-designed Taymount Grange in Forest Hill, London SE23. Obviously this is a far more modest affair. But very much in the same style and of a similar era. […]

Grade II-listed art deco: 1930s Messrs Joseph and Sir Owen Williams-designed property in Great Easton, Essex

To many of you out there, this 1930s Messrs Joseph and Sir Owen Williams-designed art deco property in Great Easton, Essex is probably the dream. It’s the dream on two accounts. Firstly, the architecture itself, which is grade II-listed in light of its importance / design. But secondly, because this is a rare example of […]

Art deco apartment: Flat in the 1930s Du Cane Court in London SW12

Surprisingly, we haven’t featured thus block before. But with an apartment in the 1930s art deco Du Cane Court in London SW12 just on the market, it seems like the perfect time to remedy that. It’s a distinctive building, one that dates back to 1937, the work of G. Kay Green and still in impressive […]

1920s modernism: Five-bedroom property in Uccle, Belgium

No mention of an architect’s name here, but this 1920s modernist property in Uccle, Belgium is still one to check out. Amazingly, this place dates back to 1929 and as you can imagine, was probably quite a statement back in the day. Even now, this is an incredibly contemporary design. Of course, that is in […]

Grade II-listed modernism: 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Something very special. This 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire is now on the market. Of course, the architecture practice has been responsible for some of the most important 20th century houses in the UK, as well as the some of the most popular properties featured on this site. That includes […]

Art deco apartment: Flat in 1930s Kingfisher Court, East Molesey, Surrey

Interesting building. If you think so too, an apartment in the grade II-listed Kingfisher Court in East Molesey, Surrey has just come on the market. The building dates back to the 1930s and was designed by Guy Morgan. Perhaps its most notable feature is the rooftop canopy, which mimics the deck of a larger cruise […]

Art deco renovation project: Four-bedroom property in Frome, Somerset

You might need to use your imagination to see the beauty in this 1930s art deco property in Frome, Somerset. That’s because this is quite a big renovation, with the possibility of it being even bigger than we imagine. The ambiguity is down to a lack of images of the interior. According to the agent, […]

1930s art deco: William Kesling-designed property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

We love this 1930s William Kesling-designed art deco property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Yes, US art deco. We don’t feature enough of it. Although that’s usually down to a lack of great examples to feature. Not this week. That’s because this week we have this wonderful place on the market. It was […]

Art deco apartment: One-bedroom flat in the A. F. A. Trehearne-designed Stanbury Court, London NW3

It isn’t the biggest place we have featured, but this one-bedroom flat in the A. F. A. Trehearne-designed art deco Stanbury Court, London NW3 is still worth a mention. That’s because the building itself is really rather special. Dating back to 1936, this is still an imposing slice of art deco and a building that […]

Art deco gem: 1930s three-bedroom property in Hamilton, New Zealand

It isn’t completely original, but enough of the right features have been preserved for this 1930s art deco property in Hamilton, New Zealand to catch our eye. Set in a sought after part of this particular city, the house dates back to 1939, with a number of features still surviving after almost 80 years. The […]

Yorkshire art deco: 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard-designed property in Castleford, Yorkshire

This should look familiar as it was number 9 on our all-time most popular art deco property listing. Now the 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard-designed art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire is back on the market. Has it changed? Well, yes and no. Of course, you can refer back to our original article back in 2012 […]

Art deco apartment: Flat in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed Wallis House in Brentford, London TW8

With all the interest in the Hoover Building renovation, I thought it might be an idea to flag up this apartment in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed Wallis House in Brentford, London TW8. Why? Well, the same people behind the Hoover Building were also behind this factory, which was constructed in the mid-1930s and […]

Art deco renovation project: 1930s four-bedroom property in Middleton On Sea, West Sussex

Around two and a half years ago, we featured another art deco property in this area which was pretty much full renovated. Not so this 1930s art deco property in Middleton On Sea, West Sussex. Yet the guide price is much higher than that last property. That’s perhaps down to the rising market, but maybe […]