Essex

1960s modernism: Design Planning Associates-designed property in Ingatestone, Essex

Quite a convoluted title, but it this is a 1960s Design Planning Associates-designed modernist property in Ingatestone, Essex. This is one of a group of noted modernist properties on the Tor Bryan estate, the work of Design Planning Associates of London and a house wheel you don’t just buy into a single dwelling – you […]

1960s modernism: Clear Architects-designed property in Roydon, Essex

More to this 1960s Clear Architects-designed modernist property in Roydon, Essex than first meets the eye. The title is a little ambiguous too. The house is obviously a wonderful example of 1960s modernism, but the Clear Architects is the practice behind the renovation rather than the initial build. An impressive job too. When we see […]

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 […]

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

This 1960s modernist property in Benfleet, Essex is perhaps kore spacious than its exterior suggests. No details of the architect available, but this house was individually designed, with many of the details from the original build still in place. The ceilings jump off the page, as do the exposed brick finishes and the open plan […]

On the market: 1930s art deco-style property in Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Perhaps one where you need to use your imagination. But this 1930s art deco-style property in Buckhurst Hill, Essex does looks to be packed with period detail. Huge thanks to Scott for the tip off. Very little in the way of details from the agent here, only that the house ‘does require substantial modernisation’, which […]

On the market: JT Shelton-designed 1930s art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

We haven’t been to this coastal town for some time, but we are back to feature the JT Shelton-designed 1930s art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, which has just gone on the market. When it comes to art deco / modern movement properties of this era, it’s usually opposite ends of the spectrum. Either a […]

On the market: 1970s Norman Brooks-designed modernist property in Canvey Island, Essex

Thanks to Stefi Orazi for pointing out this 1970s Norman Brooks-designed modernist property in Canvey Island, Essex, which is something of a time capsule. If the name rings a bell it could be because of this wonderful property which sold back in  2013. The one here lacks some of the ‘wow factor’ of that one, […]

Price drop: Solaris contemporary art deco-inspired property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex

We did feature this place coming up to a year ago. Now it looks to be back with a lower price tag. That’s the Solaris contemporary art deco-inspired property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex. Obviously a house like this still isn’t cheap, but if the price tag was an issue between you and Solaris, it might be […]

Price drop: Oliver Hill-designed The Round House art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

This possibly looks familar because we featured it when it first hit the market last year. It didn’t sell, which might be good news as the Oliver Hill-designed The Round House art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex is now available at a reduced price. Nothing seems to have changed in the meantime, This grade II-listed […]

On the market: 1930s J. T. Shelton-designed modernist property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex

Yes, we are back in Frinton-On-Sea a little sooner than we would have liked. But we really couldn’t resist this 1930s J. T. Shelton-designed modernist property in the town. As you can see from our Frinton tag, a number of art deco / modern movement properties have come up for sale in the past few […]

On the market: Oliver Hill-designed The Round House art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

We have featured three previous designs by the architect on the site, but we think this Oliver Hill-designed The Round House art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex is up the pick of the bunch structurally. Indeed, this 1930s build is grade II-listed and in a superb location on the seafront. Not only that, as the […]

On the market: Two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Is it an original art deco property? We think not. But we still like the look and location of this two-bedroom art deco-style apartment in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex. It is part of an ‘exclusive art deco style development of five purpose built apartments’, which does give a heavy hint of this being a fairly recent build. […]

On the market: 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

We have featured couple of contemporary Frinton houses inspired by the style recently, but the real thing has just hot the market. This 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. We have covered a couple of other Oliver Hill designs in the past, with this one more than matching up to those. Hill […]

On the market: Contemporary art deco-style property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking we have done this one before. Well actually, we haven’t. That was a different, but similar house to this contemporary art deco-style property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex. There are similarities, not least with location and inspiration. But this is a different house, going by the name Solaris […]

Grayson Perry and FAT reveal the elaborate interiors of their House for Essex


After almost five years in the making, architecture studio FAT and artist Grayson Perry have completed their fairytale-inspired Essex holiday home, which was designed as a shrine to the fictional character Julie Cope (+ slideshow). (more…)

On the market: 1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex

Yes, we are back in Frinton, with a house style that’s fairly common (and very popular) in the area, specifically this 1930s art deco property in Frinton on Sea, Essex. As I write this, I can already sense the reaction to it on the social networks. It was built as an art deco house and […]

On the market: Three bedroom 1920s semi-detached art deco property in Rayleigh, Essex

Something a little more affordable, courtesy of this three bedroom 1920s semi-detached art deco property in Rayleigh, Essex. According to the agent, the house dates from the late 1920s, although it has obviously undergone renovation more recently. Those updates are ‘sympathetic to the properties age’ and to be honest, we quite like the finish, which […]