The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/ The Modern House has been successfully selling Britain's finest modern architecture since 2005 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:00:53 +0000 en-uk hourly 1 WordPress The Modern Menu: Tomos Parry cooks grilled wild mushrooms with confit egg yolks and barley at Brat in Shoreditch https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/brat-in-shoreditch-tomos-parry-modern-menu/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:00:53 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/brat-in-shoreditch-tomos-parry-modern-menu/

In March this year chef Tomos Parry opened his first solo restaurant, Brat (an old name for ‘turbot’), in Shoreditch, serving up a grill-focused, Basque country-inspired menu. What has happened since then is remarkable. For one, Tomos’ food has garnered deep adoration, with reviewers drawing comparison […]

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Seven beautiful architectural drawings https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/beautiful-architectural-drawings-phaidon/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:00:26 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/beautiful-architectural-drawings-phaidon/

Before buildings are buildings they are drawings – a fact that has been true for millennia. And, while the technology used to create them has become more sophisticated, the most beautiful architectural drawings are always about more than the information they communicate; conveying the style, […]

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Meet the Team: Sales Advisor Jack Blythman on concrete architecture https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/concrete-architecture-jack-blythman/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:00:27 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/concrete-architecture-jack-blythman/

We’re getting to know The Modern House staff in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Here, we’re talking to Sales Advisor Jack Blythman about concrete architecture to explore the versatility, aesthetics and structural properties of the material. Jack studied Visual Culture at the University of Brighton, where […]

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My Modern House: architect Rupert Scott and interior designer Leo Wood’s converted gin distillery in Whitechapel https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/converted-gin-distillery-whitechapel-rupert-scott/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:00:13 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/converted-gin-distillery-whitechapel-rupert-scott/

Rupert Scott: “Our new home, a converted gin distillery, is a stone’s throw away from where we were before on the other side of Whitechapel High Street. We had a small, late Georgian cottage, two up two down. “It was tiny, so we were looking […]

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Photo Essay: Jethro Marshall’s ‘West Country Modern’ – Reframing the Rural https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/west-country-modern-jethro-marshall-photo-essay/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:00:36 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/west-country-modern-jethro-marshall-photo-essay/

In our new ‘Photo Essay’ series, we’ll be publishing the work of photographers who explore themes relating to architecture, design, interiors and landscape for fresh perspectives on the built and natural environment. We’ll also be asking photographers to reflect on their work, gaining an insight […]

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New Design Museum exhibition ‘Home Futures’ asks, 'What happened to the future?' https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/home-futures-design-museum/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:05:58 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/home-futures-design-museum/

A new exhibition at the Design Museum, Home Futures, presents visions of domestic futures from 20th-century architects and designers – from the Smithsons to Sottsass – against contemporary objects we fill our homes with. The question is, are we living as once predicted? Organised around six […]

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Sale of the Century: the best 20th-century homes on the market https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-20th-century-homes-on-the-market/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:00:44 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-20th-century-homes-on-the-market/

From a 1930s penthouse to Brutalist machines for living and mid-century masterpieces, here are the best 20th-century homes currently on the market. Langton Way, London SE3 Looking at this single-storey, stealthily concealed house Blackheath, it’s not hard to see how its architects, Peter Foggo and […]

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The best British architects to follow on Instagram https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-british-architects-to-follow-on-instagram/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:00:18 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-british-architects-to-follow-on-instagram/

After sharing our favourite sources of interior and plant inspiration, we thought we’d turn our attention to the best British architects to follow on Instagram. Look at architecture publications and you’ll see immaculate, perfectly-composed images of finished buildings. Turn to Instagram, however, and you’ll see […]

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My Modern House: architect Sally Mackereth on living in a lighthouse at her enchanting holiday home in Norfolk https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/living-in-a-lighthouse-norfolk-sally-mackereth/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:00:51 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/living-in-a-lighthouse-norfolk-sally-mackereth/

“When Oscar, my son, was little, I remember one of his teachers saying to me, ‘We need to talk to you because he’s been telling us strange things about living in a lighthouse, and we want to get the bottom of it.’! I had to […]

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Superior Spaces: magazine-worthy interiors from homes currently for sale https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/magazine-worthy-interiors/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:30:37 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/magazine-worthy-interiors/

Some of our homes are attractive for their generous warehouse proportions, some are the finest examples of Modernist architecture in the country, and some are imaginatively converted period houses. Others are just exceptionally beautiful. Here, we show the magazine-worthy interiors from homes that we currently […]

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Outside the Box: designer Tom Watt and Valeria Armeni on creating bespoke stationery for our moving-in box https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/bespoke-stationery-moving-in-box/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:00:56 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/bespoke-stationery-moving-in-box/

Our moving-in box is a selection of bespoke objects overseen by designer Faye Toogood that we give to our design-conscious buyers when they buy a home through our agency. Our series ‘Outside the Box’ takes us to the studios of the makers who contributed to the […]

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Open House: historic paint specialist Pedro da Costa Felgueiras’ restored Georgian house in Whitechapel https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/restored-georgian-house-pedro-da-costa-felgueiras/ Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:54:24 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/restored-georgian-house-pedro-da-costa-felgueiras/

In our ‘Open House’ series, we meet the owners of some of our most exceptional homes ahead of their sale. Here, we meet historic paint specialist Pedro da Costa Felgueiras in his restored Georgian house in Whitechapel. “I call Whitechapel ‘Spitalfields-sur-mer’ because it has similar […]

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Field Work: living and working in Marcel Breuer’s Sea Lane House, an early Modernist masterpiece in West Sussex https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/marcel-breuers-sea-lane-house/ Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:00:10 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/marcel-breuers-sea-lane-house/

Our new in-house initiative Field Work sees us dispatch groups of our staff to work from architecturally-interesting homes. The first of these trips, which will take place regularly from now on, took three members of our team to Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 in the South […]

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New C20 Society book and lecture celebrate Alison and Peter Smithson https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/alison-and-peter-smithson/ Wed, 24 Oct 2018 10:00:09 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/alison-and-peter-smithson/

We’ve asked The Twentieth Century Society to contribute to our Journal. Here, they share an extract from a recently-published book about Alison and Peter Smithson, whose ‘seminal’ Sugden House is currently for sale via The Modern House. – “Alison and Peter Smithson are probably the […]

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The Modern Menu: Ruth Rogers cooks roast grouse and porcini mushrooms at The River Cafe  https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/the-river-cafe-ruth-rogers-modern-menu/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:00:05 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/the-river-cafe-ruth-rogers-modern-menu/

In 1987, Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray opened restaurant The River Cafe in a former warehouse, adapted by Ruth’s husband, architect Richard Rogers, on the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith. Some things have changed since then, most notably in the passing of Rose in 2010 […]

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Outside the Box: how The Bowl for our moving-in box was born out of designer Małgorzata Bany’s creative process https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/malgorzata-bany-designer-creative-process/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:16 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/malgorzata-bany-designer-creative-process/

Our new moving-in box, a bespoke selection of hand-made objects, represents The Modern House’s first foray into product design. Overseen by Faye Toogood, the box serves as an alternative celebratory gift for the discerning and design-conscious buyers we serve. Through our series ‘Outside the Box’, […]

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Meet the Team: Founding Director Matt Gibberd picks the best homes that architects have designed for themselves https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-homes-that-architects-have-designed-for-themselves/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:05 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/best-homes-that-architects-have-designed-for-themselves/

We’re getting to know The Modern House staff in our series Meet the Team. Here, Founding Director Matt Gibberd talks to us about the best homes that architects have designed for themselves. Matt comes from a long line of architects – his grandfather was the celebrated […]

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My Modern House: Wilfred Cass on starting Cass Sculpture Foundation and living in a Modernist masterpiece https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/cass-sculpture-foundation-wilfred-modernist/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:00:21 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/cass-sculpture-foundation-wilfred-modernist/

“As Jeannette, my wife, and I headed towards our seventies together, we knew it was time for a dramatic change. We wanted a new home in the country, and we wanted to create a project together that would not just occupy our time, but become […]

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Outside the Box: designer Olivia Fiddes on crafting The Cup for our moving-in box https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/designer-olivia-fiddes-moving-in-box/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 05:00:24 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/designer-olivia-fiddes-moving-in-box/

Our first foray into product design is here. Our moving-in box is a curated edit of hand-made objects that we give as a celebratory gift when someone buys a house through our agency. In our series ‘Outside the Box’, we’re meeting the designers, artisans and […]

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My Modern House: restaurateur Clare Lattin on finding a slower pace of life in the city at her converted factory apartment in Hackney https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/finding-a-slower-pace-of-life-in-the-city-clare-lattin/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 05:00:38 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/finding-a-slower-pace-of-life-in-the-city-clare-lattin/

“I’ve spent the last year finding a slower pace of life in the city. Life in London comes with a strange sense that we always need to be participating in something or seeing people because we fear missing out. But, we’re actually missing out on […]

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