Tag Archive for: Art Deco

For Sale: Art Deco Garage for Conversion – Cornwall

11 Oct
October 11, 2013


An Art Deco former petrol station / garage for Sale in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.


I love places like this, all I can see is tonnes of potential and at what looks like a great price. Here’s what the agents have to say:

Downend Garage has now ceased trading but offers an opportunity to purchase a large commercial site with 4 bedroom living accommodation. The property has frontage to the A390 of approximately 270’ and could offer a number of opportunities (subject to necessary consents). The prominent Art Deco building was erected in about 1930 by the current owners family and has been in the same family ownership ever since. There is a retail shop to the left hand front corner which used to service the petrol business and to the right is a large vehicle repair garage with workshop extensions. The garage has a hydraulic vehicle lift and numerous other fixtures and fitting which are available subject to negotiation. As noted there is 4 bedroom living accommodation, which is in need of up dating, and also has a pleasant enclosed rear garden area. There is double scope for re development and a number of possible uses.

Location: Downend Garage, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0RB
Guide price: £350,000, Freehold
House size: N/A
Features: Outbuildings, Lots of Potential, Art Deco

Further details can be found here.

Art Deco House for Sale: Bath, Somerset

08 Jan
January 8, 2013


A unique Art Deco house for sale close to Bath city centre.

Described as Bath’s only Modern Movement house in the Bath Pevsner by Michael Forsyth, it was designed by Mollie Taylor of Gerrard Taylor Hind and built in 1935-38.

Kilowatt House is a superb example of a 1930s Art Deco property. Situated on Bath’s southern slopes overlooking the city the property was originally designed in the 1930s and combines features true to the period mixed with a selection of hi tech specifications. The accommodation comprises Atrium/Entrance Hall, Large modern kitchen, reception area, grand drawing room, 4 bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom to the master bedroom, 2 further luxurious shower rooms. Enclosed rear garden with steps up to paddock area, decked rear patio with modern lighting. Double garage and electric security gates.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 304.74 sqm
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Private Parking
  • Freehold


Kilowatt House is on the market for £1,950,000.
Further pictures and a few more details can be found on the estate agent’s website.

Bauhaus Property for Sale: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

03 Aug
August 3, 2012

This Bauhaus property for sale, located in a semi rural setting is an outstanding example of traditional Bauhaus architecture, an evolution of the famed Art Deco design of the 1920’s. Dating from the 1929 the property provides bright and spacious family accommodation retaining many period features and with all principal rooms enjoying a southerly aspect. The property incorporates a magnificent central reception hall, two very impressive main reception rooms and a large kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor level there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and south facing balcony, four further bedrooms and a house bathroom. The property stands within generous and well screened south facing lawned grounds.

So what is the difference between Bauhaus and Art Deco? Not a huge amount as one inspired the other but the main consensus is that Bauhaus architects and designers held to a function over form mentality, “the less is more” philosophy. They tended to stay away from unnecessary decoration, whereas the Art Deco folks revered in decoration with many Art Deco buildings displaying purely decorative elements.

The property has an Asking Price Of £650,000 and further details can be found on the estate agent’s website (direct link to the property not provided so a search is required).

Art Deco House for Sale: Whitegates – Willaston, Cheshire

31 Jul
July 31, 2012

Here we have an individually designed Art Deco house for sale. This detached property was designed by Hubert Thomas in 1935 and has featured in the Cheshire volume of “Buildings of Britain” by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, as well as being noted  as ‘architecturally significant’ by the Local Authority.

The period features have been complemented beautifully with an improved contemporary interior including; entrance hall, cloaks/WC, lounge, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. With four bedrooms and large family bathroom on the first floor with a fifth bedroom and access to the second floor. The property is situated on a large plot surrounded by beautiful gardens, off road parking and a double garage.

This unique residence of design and character with large wrap around gardens is on the market for £475,000 with further details available here.

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