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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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The Lake House Huf Haus in Plaistow, West Sussex

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The Lake House Huf Haus in Plaistow, West Sussex

You’ve seen the occasional Huf Haus on this site, but nothing like The Lake House in Plaistow, West Sussex. A lot of house, a lot of garden and a lot of luxury. Of course, all of that comes at a price. More on that in a moment. First up, the setting. This house sits in […]

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Circular living: Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset

We can’t resist anything circular, so the Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset was always going to feature. Actually, this is an oval house, designed by architect Barnaby Gunning and built by Parsons Building & Construction in 2012 using locally sourced materials and with the intention of blending in with the nature around it. […]

Huf Haus for sale: Four-bedroom property on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey

Always good to see one of these on the market. Although this four-bedroom Huf Haus on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey is probably out of reach for most of us. Virginia Water is said to be the most expensive place outside of London to buy a house, with average house prices well past the […]

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

You might have a little surprise if you pick up this six-bedroom modernist property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex. That’s because it has a celebrity owner. The seller is chat show and radio host Graham Norton, who has decided to give up this wonderful beachfront house around eight years after purchasing it. Why? Who […]

Grand Design for sale: Five-bedroom modernist property in Colgate, near Horsham, West Sussex

I’m guessing a number of fans of the Grand Designs show will remember this five-bedroom modernist property in Colgate, near Horsham, West Sussex. It’s a notable house for many reasons, but the main one is the size of this place. This was (and perhaps still is) the biggest house ever constructed on the show when […]

1980s modernism: Pierre Koenig-designed Koenig House 2 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA

A superstar architect’s house is on the market for the first time. That’s the Pierre Koenig-designed Koenig House 2 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Koenig was, of course, was one of giants of midcentury modern design, inclusding the iconic 1950s Case Study House #21, which we featured last year. If you thought that was […]

1980s modernism: Edward Greenway-designed modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

Thanks to Connor for pointing out that this 1980s Edward Greenway-designed modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3 is now on the market. Quite an interesting recent past too. The house can be found near the remains of the historic and grade II-listed Hampstead parish jail and might well have been demolished a couple of years […]

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 […]

Barn conversion: David Nossiter-designed property in Assington, Suffolk

I know, a barn conversion. But don’t worry, this David Nossiter-designed barn conversion in Assington, Suffolk isn’t quite what you are imagining. As a rule, we wouldn’t even look at a barn conversion, not least because they all tend to look so dull. But this huge conversion and its ‘cathedral-like proportions’ are worth making an […]

Contemporary modernism: John Pardey Architects-designed property in Brighton, East Sussex

Nice to see something modern and appealing, like this John Pardey Architects-designed modernist property in Brighton, East Sussex. It’s an interesting one because, at first glance, this might well be an older modernist property that has undergone some upgrading. But that isn’t the case. The details here are all new. In fact, this is one […]

Huf Haus for sale: Five-bedroom property in West Linton, near Edinburgh, Scotland

Many plus points with this Huf Haus in West Linton, near Edinburgh, Scotland. But price looks to be the biggest. Not that we are pretending it is cheap. Far from it. This place is well out of our own league. But compared to other Huf Haus builds we have featured in the recent past, this […]

WowHaus Top 50 of 2016: The most popular properties of the year (numbers 10 – 1)

So here it is, the big one. The WowHaus Top 50 of 2016, the most popular property finds of the year on the WowHaus site has reached numbers 10 through to number 1. If you missed the previous instalments, do check out numbers 50 – 41, numbers 40 – 31 and numbers 30 – 21 […]

WowHaus Top 50 of 2016: The most popular properties of the year (numbers 20 – 11)

We are continuing the countdown of the WowHaus Top 50 of 2016, the most popular property finds of the year on the WowHaus site. As you might know, we have already featured numbers 50 – 41, numbers 40 – 31 and numbers 30 – 21. Today we focus on numbers 20 through to 11. Still […]

WowHaus Top 50 of 2016: The most popular properties of the year (numbers 30 – 21)

Yes, we are still working through the WowHaus Top 50 of 2016, the most popular property finds of the year on the WowHaus site. So far we have covered numbers 50 – 41 and numbers 40 – 31. Today we are focusing on numbers 30 through to 21. In reverse order, of course. 30. 1960s […]

WowHaus Top 50 of 2016: The most popular properties of the year (numbers 40 – 31)

As you probably know, we are working through the WowHaus Top 50 of 2016, the most popular property finds of the year on the WowHaus site. Yesterday we featured numbers 50 – 41 and today we are featuring numbers 40 – 31. As ever, in reverse order. 40. 1960s Serge Binotto-designed circular property in Mirepoix, […]

WowHaus Top 50 of 2016: The most popular properties of the year (numbers 50 – 41)

Yes, we are back with our annual rundown. That’s the WowHaus Top 50 of 2016, the most popular property finds of the year on the WowHaus site. As ever, we have broken down the listing into blocks of 10 and we are going in reverse order. So enjoy the first instalment of places 50 through […]

On the market: Jura modernist property on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey

If money was no object, you could opt to live in the Jura modernist property on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey, which is just on the market. But you will need a lot of money and perhaps a love of golf? The former is self-explanatory when you see the asking price. As for the […]

On the market: Michael Dewberry-Designed single-storey modernist property in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire

A lovely example of steel-framed modernism, courtesy of this Michael Dewberry-Designed single-storey property in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire. Yes, the main structure of this place is that steel frame, which is apparently ‘grit-blasted, zinc-sprayed and industrially painted’ to achieve its distinct finish. Walls of glass of course, said to offer ‘a panoramic view’ of the terraces and […]

On the market: Charles Wright-designed Alkira brutalist property in Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

It looks like the set of a particularly high budget sci-fi movie. But this is actually the Charles Wright-designed Alkira brutalist property in Cape Tribulation, Queensland. Thanks to Roger for letting us know that this winner of the 2014 Queensland Architecture Award is on the market and up for auction at the end of November. […]

On the market: Wilkinson King-designed modernist property in Esher, Surrey

The people behind this don’t get a mention on the listing, but a bit of research reveals this place to be a Wilkinson King-designed modernist property in Esher, Surrey. It looks brand new, but actually dates from 2004, a contemporary modernist build in the international style and very much about light and open space. You’ll […]

On the market: Five-bedroom Huf Haus in Dulwich Village, London SE21

We haven’t seen one of these for sale in a while, especially not in the capital. So this five-bedroom Huf Haus in Dulwich Village, London SE21 might well be of interest. If you have the money to spare. This is one of nine similar builds in a cul-de-sac development which is bordered by Dulwich Park […]

On the market: Alfred Chidiac-designed modernist property in Arcachon, south west France

The word ‘stunning’ springs to mind every time we look at this Alfred Chidiac-designed modernist property in Arcachon, south west France. A fairly recent built and a technical one too, with the upper living space overlapping or hanging over the heavily glazed lower area. A wonderful use of double height space inside too, which only […]

On the market: Stan Bolt-designed modernist property in Sidmouth, Devon

If the name rings the bell, it’s perhaps because you recall the stunning house in Maidencombe, which was featured on these pages back in 2015. Up there with it is the equally stylish Stan Bolt-designed modernist property in Sidmouth, Devon. Thanks to Mark for flagging up this place, the work of the Brixham-based architect and […]

On the market: Bauhaus-style villa in Other Hessen, Hessen, Germany

Looks can be deceptive when it comes to this Bauhaus-style villa in Other Hessen, Hessen, Germany. It looks like a well maintained or perhaps renovated 1930s modernist build. Thats probably the point. But the reality is a 2006 property, the work of a ‘well known architect’ (no name given) who has created something new, but […]

Grand Design for sale: Piercy & Company-designed Kew House in Richmond Upon Thames

Always nice and indeed always interesting to see a Grand Designs project on the market. If you fell for the Piercy & Company-designed Kew House in Richmond Upon Thames when it was on TV, you can now move in. As long as you have plenty of cash to spare. The house was featured back in […]

On the market: Outwood modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire

Looking for something contemporary in a scenic location? Look no further than the Outwood modernist property in Beaulieu, Hampshire. That location is just off the Beaulieu River, with the use of a shared jetty, which gives you the opportunity for a spot of sailing if that’s your thing. the agent also points out that there […]

On the market: Bruno Erpicum-designed modernist property in Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium

When it comes to impact, few places can match this Bruno Erpicum-designed modernist property in Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium. Located not fair from Brussels, this isn’t just one house, it is actually three pieces of minimalist modernism. all found on 50 acres of land and seemingly built into that manicured landscape. If you are blown […]

On the market: Dirk Lohan-designed modernist property in Ada, Michigan, USA

This Dirk Lohan-designed modernist property in Ada, Michigan, USA is interesting in itself. But there’s another interesting fact attached to it as well. That’s about the architect. Dirk Lohan is actually the grandson of Mies Van Der Rohe and judging by this particular construction, he’s certainly taken inspiration from his esteemed grandparent. Described by the […]

On the market: Roddy Langmuir-designed modernist property in Aviemore, Invernessshire, Scotland

Fine architecture and fine scenery, both come together in this Roddy Langmuir-designed modernist property in Aviemore, Invernessshire, Scotland. That location is the Cairngorms National Park, with this early 1990s build the the work of Roddy Langmuir, designed for his father mountaineer Eric Langmuir. A design of some merit too, receiving a Royal Institute of British […]