The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/ The Modern House has been successfully selling Britain's finest modern architecture since 2005 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:10:59 +0100 en-uk hourly 1 WordPress Open House: architects Chan and Eayrs on the travel-inspired interiors of their latest project, a beautifully converted warehouse in Shoreditch https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/travel-inspired-interiors-chan-and-eayrs/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:10:59 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/travel-inspired-interiors-chan-and-eayrs/

Our ‘Open House’ series takes us into some of our most exceptional homes ahead of their sale. Here, husband and wife duo Chan and Eayrs show us around the travel-inspired interiors of their latest project, which is an expansive converted warehouse in Shoreditch. Zoe: “The place […]

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Open House: architect Paul Scrivener's seaside retreat in Lincolnshire  https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/seaside-retreat-lincolnshire-open-house/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:44 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/seaside-retreat-lincolnshire-open-house/

Our ‘Open House’ series sees us meet the owners of our most exceptional homes ahead of their sale. Here, architect Paul Scrivener shows us around his seaside retreat in Lincolnshire, the sales particulars for which can be seen here. Paul: “A friend of mine once […]

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Outside the Box: Faye Toogood on curating The Modern House’s moving-in box https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/faye-toogood-moving-in-box/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00:23 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/faye-toogood-moving-in-box/

At The Modern House, we have just completed our first foray into product design. Our moving-in box is a design-led welcome gift, a collection of bespoke objects that we give to people when they buy a home from our agency. In our series ‘Outside the […]

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Meet the Team: Sales Advisor Rae McCarthy-Yardley's favourite plywood interiors https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/plywood-interiors-rae-mccarthy/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:00:20 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/plywood-interiors-rae-mccarthy/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Sales Advisor Rae McCarthy-Yardley about plywood interiors, to investigate the versatility and aesthetic qualities of the material. Rae studied Fashion & Dress History at the University of […]

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My Modern House: architects Michael Johnson and Deborah Nagan’s converted Victorian warehouse in Waterloo https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/converted-victorian-warehouse-nagan-johnson-waterloo/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:00:44 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/converted-victorian-warehouse-nagan-johnson-waterloo/

Deborah Nagan: “Today is the first day we’ve got the paintings up; they’ve literally gone up in the last five minutes! We’ve been trying to figure out where to put a lot of stuff we had in storage while we were building this house, a […]

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Meet the Team: Sales Team Assistant Katherine Banks' favourite colourful homes https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/colourful-homes-katherine-banks/ Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:00:31 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/colourful-homes-katherine-banks/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Sales Team Assistant Katherine Banks about colourful homes, from soft-hued plasterwork to outlandish paintwork. Katherine joined The Modern House after completing an MA in Architectural History from […]

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Our favourite homes for sale in London’s Modernist apartment blocks https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/londons-modernist-apartment-blocks/ Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:00:35 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/londons-modernist-apartment-blocks/

After visiting architect Pernilla Ohrstedt’s flat in the mid-1960s Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury, we felt compelled to have a look through our sales listings for other homes in London’s Modernist apartment blocks that are currently for sale; here are our favourites. The Penthouse, Isokon Building, […]

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My Modern House: architect Pernilla Ohrstedt on inner-city living at her flat in the Brunswick Centre https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/inner-city-living-pernilla-ohrstedt/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 05:00:19 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/inner-city-living-pernilla-ohrstedt/

“I moved here when my now-husband and his brother bought the place in 2002, while we were still studying. Five of us moved in, which might seem like it would have been crowded, but to us, as students, inner-city living was such a luxury that […]

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Meet the Team: Appraisals Specialist Jake Elliott on the evolution of British Modernism https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/evolution-of-british-modernism-jake-elliott/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 05:00:14 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/evolution-of-british-modernism-jake-elliott/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Appraisals Specialist Jake Elliott about the evolution of British Modernism, from an early Bauhaus-style villa to a Brutalist penthouse. Jake trained as an editorial intern at The […]

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Architect Christophe Egret on what it means to build well-designed new homes https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/well-designed-new-homes-christophe-egret/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 05:00:09 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/well-designed-new-homes-christophe-egret/

Here at The Modern House, we’re firmly committed to the idea that architectural pastiche is passé. The Modernists of the 20th century were not imitators. Their success resided in utilising new technology and materials in the building of well-designed new homes, which catered to the […]

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The Modern House guide to what to see at Open House London 2018 https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/what-to-see-at-open-house-london-2018/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 01:00:02 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/what-to-see-at-open-house-london-2018/

Since starting 24 years ago, Open House has grown exponentially to now offer free access to over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours to an audience of over a quarter of a million people. With so much to see and do in just a weekend, […]

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Meet the Team: Sales Advisor Lucy Roome's favourite kitchens https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/favourite-kitchens-lucy-roome/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:50:21 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/favourite-kitchens-lucy-roome/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Sales Advisor Lucy Roome about her favourite kitchens from our sales roster and 12-year-old archive. As an avid home cook, Lucy uses home-grown vegetables from her garden in Dulwich […]

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My Modern House: Dominic and Rebecca Gaunt on designing, building and living in their contemporary family home in Winchester https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/contemporary-family-home-winchester/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:01:52 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/contemporary-family-home-winchester/

Rebecca: “We first moved to Winchester from London in 2007 and renovated a flat in the city centre. When I became pregnant with our first child we started looking for the next project and the opportunity to design a contemporary family home. “A lot of Winchester […]

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Family Business: the best well-designed family homes for sale https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/well-designed-family-homes/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00:11 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/well-designed-family-homes/

After visiting Dominic and Rebecca Gaunt at their self-designed home in Winchester for our ‘My Modern House’ series, we’ve been inspired to look through our homes for sale to showcase some of the best well-designed family homes currently on the market. Christchurch Hill, London NW3 […]

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Meet the Team: Director of Digital Marketing Emma Mansell’s favourite first homes https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/meet-the-team-director-of-digital-marketing-emma-mansells-favourite-first-homes/ Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00:50 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/meet-the-team-director-of-digital-marketing-emma-mansells-favourite-first-homes/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Director of Digital Marketing, Emma Mansell, about her favourite first homes we’ve sold over the last 12 years. Emma joined The Modern House in 2016, after working […]

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My Modern House: period homes versus new builds with Alex Bagner in London Fields https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/period-homes-versus-new-builds-alex-bagner/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:02:29 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/period-homes-versus-new-builds-alex-bagner/

“We moved a lot before we got here, and not just in this area. My first small Victorian house was in Shepherd’s Bush, then we renovated and sold two Georgian townhouses in Primrose Hill. I’ve thought a lot about period homes versus new builds since […]

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Break New Ground: the best new homes for sale in the UK https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-new-homes-for-sale-in-the-uk/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00:10 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-new-homes-for-sale-in-the-uk/

After talking period homes versus new builds with Alex Bagner at her family home near London Fields, we’ve had a look through our homes currently for sale to showcase the best new homes for sale in the UK. The Pavilion House, Reydon, Suffolk This elegant single-storey […]

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Meet the Team: Senior Sales Advisor Olivia Quirke’s favourite bedrooms https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/favourite-bedrooms-olivia-quirke/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:54 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/favourite-bedrooms-olivia-quirke/

In our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re getting to know The Modern House staff. Here, we’re talking to Senior Sales Advisor Olivia Quirke about her favourite bedrooms from houses we’ve sold over the last 12 years. After completing a BA in Art History at the […]

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The Modern Menu: Margot Henderson cooks barbecue lamb, borlotti beans and green sauce at Rochelle Canteen ICA https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/rochelle-canteen-margot-henderson-the-modern-menu/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:05:56 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/rochelle-canteen-margot-henderson-the-modern-menu/

Assured, generous and emphatically likeable: words that can be applied to Margot Henderson’s personality and food with equal accuracy. Like her husband Fergus Henderson’s St. John, Margot’s restaurant Rochelle Canteen champions nose-to-tail, seasonal British fare cooked with a lot of love, time and tradition; her menus […]

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My Modern House: chefs Fergus and Margot Henderson talk cooking, gardening and upsizing in London at their Lambeth home https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/upsizing-in-london-fergus-margot-henderson/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:00:54 +0100 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/upsizing-in-london-fergus-margot-henderson/

Fergus: “We were in a flat in Covent Garden before moving here. All the children were stacked on top of each other, so we began thinking about upsizing in London to get a bit more space. “We positively didn’t know the area well before we […]

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