Tag Archive for: Contemporary

Contemporary House for Sale: Higham, Colchester

07 Nov
November 7, 2012

This property sums up property oddity. For sale in Higham, Colchester is this contemporary house set in extensive grounds and designed in the 1970s house by Peter Aldington. It’s in a style influenced by Mies van der Rohe.

It seems pretty pricey for what it is however, a three bedroom house with one en-suite.

The house is an important example of post-war British architecture and was commissioned in the 1970’s. Completed in 1974, it received an architectural award in 1978 from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The design is strongly influenced by the iconic Farnsworth House of Mies van der Rohe but has its own unique interior and exterior qualities. It features in a recent RIBA book by Alan Powers, and has been photographed at night for inclusion in a forthcoming volume on post-war British architecture. In the 70’s and 80’s it featured in the Architectural Journal and House and Garden.

It is a contemporary glasshouse with glass wrapping two thirds of the exterior and sits a metre from the ground on steel columns. It is entered across a bridge through a cantilevered door. The visitor is immediately struck by the sense of floating – an unrestricted connection with the grounds with their mature trees, and beyond across the valley.

The gardens are a maze that totals about 9.1 acres.

It is on the market for £1,999,000 with more details available here.

 

Modern Property for Sale: Horspath, Oxford

06 Nov
November 6, 2012

‘The Mount’ is a striking recently constructed modern property for sale set in private elevated 6 acre grounds bordering Shotover Country Park – A substantial newly constructed landmark contemporary residence of part glass curtain walls in a truly breathtaking location. 6 bedrooms, 4 receps, 4 contemporary baths and a German engineered kitchen. Under floor heating system. Glorious 2 acre gardens, 1 acre oak woodland, 3 acre paddock with stable block and menage.

Directions

Proceed around the ring road from the Summertown Roundabout towards the BMW MIni Plant and at the traffic lights prior to the plant turn left signposted Horspath. Proceed into the village and turn left at the green and immediately right into Blenheim Road. Proceed to the top of the road and onto the first part of the Bridleway past the first five bar gate and barn on your left and at the large oak tree take the concrete drive on your left which is the private driveway that leads over the hill to The Mount.

Local Information

Horspath village lies on the Easern edge of Oxford and offers quick access to the M40 to London (only 3.5 miles distance). Oxford Mainline Station offers London Paddington access in 55 minutes and is just 6.25 miles from the property and London Oxford Airport is situated just 4 miles North of Oxford. First class private schooling is on hand in Central Oxford , North Oxford and Headington with in demand UK top 20 UK schools – Oxford High School, Magdalen College School and Headington Girls amongst them. Neither these particulars, floorplans, nor oral representations, form any part of any offer or contract and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Asking Price: £2.25 MILLION

Further detail available here.

Property for Sale: Modern House, Camberwell, SE5

18 Oct
October 18, 2012

This modern house in Camberwell is for sale in Camberwell, SE5. Set along a sought-after residential road backing onto Burgess Park, this exceptional new build three bedroomed detached house is presented in breathtaking condition throughout offering wonderful open-plan living, gorgeous fixtures and fittings, South West orientation providing ample natural light and private garden.

Arranged over two floors the house comprises excellently equipped and generously proportioned 25′ reception room/kitchen opening out to garden, grand master bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe/dressing room and outstanding en suite bathroom, two further good-sized bedrooms, family shower room and guest cloakroom.

The property further benefits from an approved NHBC certificate and security alarm (including wiring for security cameras).

The property is well located for a range of local amenities on offer within Camberwell and nearby Elephant and Castle.

Local transport links include Kennington and Elephant and Castle Underground Stations (Northern Line) while a number of good local bus routes provide links to the City.

More details can be found here.

 

Contemporary House For Sale: Exeter, Devon

17 Aug
August 17, 2012

I haven’t posted a contemporary house for sale in a little while so thought it was long overdue.

Today I’ve got this contemporary house in Exeter, Devon. The current owners built the property 7 years ago, which was designed by the architect Tim Williamson – who can be found at Heighfield Way Associates. The property has 5 bedrooms as well as a one bedroom self-contained au pair flat. There is also planning permission for coach house accommodation to the rear.

Inside the materials palette has been limited to oak, travertine and glass to create the interior feel with clever use of space such as interior windows and glass panel balconies. The floors are solid oak with underfloor heating individually controlled in each room and there is also a Passivent system that the property benefits from.

Further details can be found here along with the guide price of £1,650,000.

Inspiration: Lake Shore Drive House – Chicago, Illinois

10 Aug
August 10, 2012

Wheeler Kearns Architects have designed the Lake Shore Drive House in Chicago, Illinois.

Located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, this single family residence on Lake Shore Drive opens directly onto the parkway with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.The house takes its form from its site; the base of the residence is rendered as a solid mass, forming a plinth that grounds the house on its prominent corner location.  The plinth is carved into and becomes more open towards the lake side of the house.  An interlocking volume that rises from the plinth reinforces the opening toward the lake; as the volume springs from the plinth, a double-high aperture is created that provides an expansive view from the living room towards Lake Michigan.

The split-level plan creates spaces of various scales and experiences that share in the east view towards the park and lake.

 

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