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A House Through Time: TV Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8

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A House Through Time: TV Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8

Are you watching A House Through Time on BBC2? If so, you might recognise this Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8. Interesting to see the house go up for sale at the same time as the TV show. But to be fair, you can’t blame the owner. This is a weekly ad for the […]

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On the market: Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1

Now this is rather special. Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1 has just gone up for sale. You might know it too. This double fronted Victorian property, located close to both Camden Town and Primrose Hill, is the former home of author Alan Bennett. As you might be aware, the house […]

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 […]

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

If you want to live in a place once owned by Hollywood royalty, then look no further then this 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA. Built back in 1956, this building has been home to the likes of William Holden, Stephanie Powers, Audrey Hepburn and Tippi Hedren in the past. That […]

On the market: Villa Maggio – Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway in Palm Desert, California, USA

How do you family living the Rat Pack life? If you have the money, then Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway in Palm Desert, California, USA could be yours. This is an isolated, midcentury-style lodge situated high above Coachella Valley, Palm Desert and Palm Springs, designed in part by Frank back in the late 1960s and with […]

On the market: Ike and Tina Turner’s midcentury home in View Park, California, USA

Now this is wonderful. This was Ike and Tina Turner’s midcentury home in View Park, California, USA and judging by the photos, it hasn’t changed much since. In fact, this is something of a time capsule from the 1970s, which is pretty much when Ike and Tina left the place. According to Curbed LA, the […]

On the market: Frank Zappa’s Zappa Estate in Los Angeles, California, USA

Frank Zappa sadly passed away back in 1993, but his spirit really does live on in Frank Zappa’s Zappa Estate in Los Angeles, California, USA. Which just happens to have gone up for sale. It’s an interesting place too – and perhaps not what you expect of a Frank Zappa house. We expected something more […]

Up for auction: James Taylor’s 1950s midcentury home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Yes, a celebrity name attached to this one. Although the house is the real star when it comes to James Taylor’s 1950s midcentury home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is a house up for auction and an auction coming up very soon. Tomorrow in fact. So if you want to get your sealed bid […]

Television Centre – apartments in the 1960s former home of the BBC available from this weekend

It is a British icon and home to some of the best TV ever made. But that’s all in the past. Now the former Graham Dawbarn-designed BBC building known as Television Centre is being reborn as a living and working space. In fact, the apartments, should you want one, are being officially launched at 11am on […]

On the market: Andy Warhol’s first studio in Upper East Side, New York City, USA

Not a lot of imagery to go off here, but we still think there might be an interest in Andy Warhol’s first studio in Upper East Side, New York City, USA. It wasn’t designed as an art studio obviously. This was originally a ‘firehouse’, but was converted for use as an art studio by Warhol […]

On the market: Michael Caine’s former 1960s mews home in Hyde Park, London W2

I just wish this was the same as it was ‘back in the day’, but alas Michael Caine’s former 1960s mews home in Hyde Park, London W2 has undergone complete renovation. But there is still a talking point here. This is the house where Michael Caine lived during his heyday. This is the place where […]

On the market: 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. 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 […]