Whilst I am not usually one for high-rise or mid-rise living, I was rather taken with this elegant art deco building in the UK.Of course, the fact that it’s got huge windows, high ceilings and is on the sea-front, has a lot to do with my liking it. The current owners have kept the original kitchen cabinetry, which is fine with me. And they’ve furnished the house in spare mid-century modernist style.It has a small balcony from which to look out over the English Channel.
When I went to look at the details of it, I discovered an estate agency that I’d not heard of before – it’s called The Modern House and all of its properties are “architect-built”. Here’s what they say about who they are:
We represent properties built between the 1920s (the early years of the Modern Movement in Britain) and the present day. We also sell Georgian, Victorian and other period buildings with exceptional modern interiors, as well as superior conversions and extensions, penthouses and loft apartments… in short, anything designed with care and proficiency by an architect or a designer.
Interestingly, one of the partners was formerly a Senior Editor at World of Interiors magazine. Each listing has a description, as well as a number of large, beautifully shot images, and a history of the house.
Killer kitchen, with a vintage Roberts Radio on the left.
To look at some of the other properties featured on The Modern House, please click here.