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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. […]

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 […]

Houses on walls: Metroland wallpaper by Mini Moderns

The title probably gives a bit hint as what the Metroland wallpaper by Mini Moderns is all about. We are looking at wallpaper inspired by Metroland. Specifically, lots of 1930s houses brought together for an eye-catching piece of retro design that’s sure to appeal to house and architecture lovers everywhere. The three colour options are […]

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 […]

1930s grade II-listed modernism: Amyas Connell and Basil Ward-designed Third Sunhouse in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Quite a title. Quite a house. The 1930s Amyas Connell and Basil Ward-designed Third Sunhouse in Amersham, Buckinghamshire is now on the market. Yes, another of the marvellous Sun House properties is up for sale. See our archive for most of the others (and the wonderful High and Over) too. But right now we will […]

1930s modernism: Studio apartment in the 1930s Wells Coates-designed Isokon Building, London NW3

We don’t see many of these come up, so make sure you book a viewing to see this studio apartment in the 1930s Wells Coates-designed Isokon Building, London NW3. In fact, we have only featured one example before, a one-bedroom apartment back in 2014. Which perhaps suggests people move in, then rarely move out. If […]

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 […]

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 […]