The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/ The Modern House has been successfully selling Britain's finest modern architecture since 2005 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:50:49 +0000 en-uk hourly 1 WordPress Living with Colour: The Modern House and Farrow & Ball meet artist Alessandra Taccia at her home in Cambridge https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/living-with-colour-farrow-and-ball-alessandra-taccia/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:50:49 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/living-with-colour-farrow-and-ball-alessandra-taccia/

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with premium paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball, with whom we’re exploring the use of colour in modern living spaces in a four-part film series, Living with Colour. You can watch the first episode here. The first instalment of […]

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My Modern House: entrepreneur and coach Remy Blumenfeld on the joys of 1970s Modernist architecture https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1970s-modernist-architecture-capel-manor-house/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:11 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1970s-modernist-architecture-capel-manor-house/

Here, we speak to entrepreneur and coach Remy Blumenfeld about life in Capel Manor House, an outstanding example of 1970s Modernist architecture in Kent, designed by architect Michael Manser. Remy: “Where we live is so linked to our sense of wellbeing. Capel Manor House is […]

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Out West: our favourite homes for sale in west London https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/homes-for-sale-in-west-london/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:00:52 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/homes-for-sale-in-west-london/

Our trip to interior designer Ebba Thott’s self-designed flat in Notting Hill got us thinking about a westward move of our own. Here, we round up our best homes for sale in west London. The Bella Freud Apartment, Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12 Fashion […]

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My Modern House: step inside an interior designer's own home at Ebba Thott's flat in Notting Hill https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/role-of-an-interior-designer-ebba-thott/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:15:53 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/role-of-an-interior-designer-ebba-thott/

We talk to interior designer and Sigmar design shop co-founder Ebba Thott about the role of an interior designer, how to observe your needs and wants and the importance of having somewhere to put your keys. Ebba: “The best part of being an interior designer […]

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‘An unfinishable, endless house’: the untold story of Casa Sperimentale https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/casa-sperimentale/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:00:03 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/casa-sperimentale/

Located in a pine grove on the fringes of Fregene, a seaside town near Rome, lies Casa Sperimentale, also known as the Casa Albero, or ‘Treehouse’. Built over a period of seven years in the 1960s and 1970s by a family of Italian architects, Giuseppe […]

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My Modern House: architect Chris Dyson on restoring listed buildings at his Huguenot house in Spitalfields https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/restoring-listed-buildings-chris-dyson/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:22 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/restoring-listed-buildings-chris-dyson/

We talk to architect Chris Dyson about the challenges of restoring listed buildings at his Huguenot house in Spitalfields, which dates from 1719. Chris: “You can’t bring in the big machines to bish-bash-bosh something together when you’re working with these houses. You have to take […]

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Revisionist History: inspiration for renovating a period house https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/inspiration-for-renovating-a-period-house/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:45:49 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/inspiration-for-renovating-a-period-house/

When architect Chris Dyson recently opened the doors to his listed Huguenot house in Spitalfields for our ‘My Modern House’ series, he showed us how he had imaginatively and expertly restored the 1719 structure for modern living. Here, we share some inspiration for renovating a […]

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Field Work: our team explore light, shadow and materiality at Walmer Yard in Notting Hill https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/walmer-yard-notting-hill-field-work-crispin-kelly/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:07:39 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/walmer-yard-notting-hill-field-work-crispin-kelly/

We’re sending our team to live and stay in architecturally interesting homes up and down the county. So far, we’ve visited Marcel Breuer’s Sea Lane House, a landmark Bauhaus home in Sussex, and Fiona Naylor’s Pump Station in Dungeness. For the latest instalment of Field […]

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The Modern Menu: James Lowe cooks turbot, fennel and potatoes with bitter leaves and blood orange at Lyle’s in Shoreditch https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/lyles-shoreditch-james-lowe-modern-menu/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:20:37 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/lyles-shoreditch-james-lowe-modern-menu/

What does a restaurant included in ‘The World’s 50 Best’ list, with a Michelin star to its name and an endless footfall of food tourists from America to Japan look like? Never-ending tasting menus, gimmicky presentations, snooty sommeliers and chichi interiors? Not so, at least not […]

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My Modern House: architects Annabelle and Stephen Harty on the pros and cons of open-plan living at their Victorian townhouse in Dalston https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/pros-and-cons-of-open-plan-living-annabelle-stephen-harty/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 06:00:11 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/pros-and-cons-of-open-plan-living-annabelle-stephen-harty/

We talk to architects Annabelle and Stephen Harty about the pros and cons of open-plan living, which they are well versed in after selling their warehouse conversion via The Modern House for a Victorian townhouse in Dalston. Annabelle: “I remember the day we got the […]

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Bauhaus Centenary: we mark 100 years of the school with a look at its British legacy https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/bauhaus-centenary-100-british-legacy/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 09:00:55 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/bauhaus-centenary-100-british-legacy/

In the most literal sense, the Bauhaus was a solely German endeavour. First opening its doors to students in Weimar in 1919, the school subsequently moved twice: once to Dessau in 1925 and then to Berlin in 1932, shortly before its closure by the Nazis […]

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Open House: Lucy Ryder Richardson on life at Great Brownings, a 1960s housing estate of Scandinavian-style houses near Dulwich https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1960s-housing-estate-great-brownings/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:00:34 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1960s-housing-estate-great-brownings/

Our ‘Open House’ series takes you into some of the homes we sell for a chat with their current owners about what life is like in the space. Here, we talk to Modern Shows® co-founder Lucy Ryder Richardson, also partner behind the Midcentury Modern® interiors fair, […]

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My Modern House: art director Tom O’Dell’s take on vintage interior design at his Victorian flat in Camberwell https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/vintage-interior-design-tom-odell-camberwell/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:00:37 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/vintage-interior-design-tom-odell-camberwell/

“My style of vintage interior design is about finding objects that have meaning and a story to tell. I like the idea that buying vintage things comes with the responsibility that you have to look after and preserve what you have bought – it’s so […]

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Open House: Anne and Bruce Page on the brilliant simplicity of their 1970s home by the sea at Shingle Street, Suffolk https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1970s-home-by-the-sea-shingle-street-john-penn/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:51:03 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/1970s-home-by-the-sea-shingle-street-john-penn/

Our ‘Open House’ series provides a window into what life is like in some of the homes we represent ahead of their sale. Here, we talk to Anne and Bruce Page at their 1970s home by the sea in Suffolk, which was designed by the […]

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My Modern House: editor and writer Tom Morris' Brutalist flat on the Barbican Estate https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/brutalist-flat-barbican-tom-morris/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:09:49 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/brutalist-flat-barbican-tom-morris/

“I’ve had a fascination with Brutalism ever since I was at school. I was brought up in Hampshire and we would regularly drive past the famously bonkers concrete Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, designed by Owen and Rodney Gordon in the mid-1960s. “Its weird geometry and […]

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Country Charmers: characterful country homes on the market https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/country-homes-on-the-market/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:32:11 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/country-homes-on-the-market/

We’ve had a root through our homes for sale to select some characterful country homes on the market. Because, who doesn’t like dreaming of packing it all in for a simple rural life in a well-designed home? How Green, Kent This four-bedroom house occupies the […]

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Meet the Team: Studio & Events Manager Allie Boalch on dining room inspiration https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/dining-room-inspiration-allie-boalch/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:44:53 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/dining-room-inspiration-allie-boalch/

Our ‘Meet the Team’ series introduces The Modern House staff with a chat about some of their favourite homes. Here, we’ve asked Studio & Events Manager Allie Boalch to select some dining room inspiration. After studying Art History at the University of Nottingham, Allie worked […]

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Market Leaders: our best homes for sale in London https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/market-leaders-our-best-homes-for-sale-in-london/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:41:55 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/market-leaders-our-best-homes-for-sale-in-london/

A visit to Nathalie Assi’s home in Kensington has inspired us to share our best homes for sale in London right now, from a Marylebone mews house to a well-appointed maisonette in Bermondsey. Barrowgate Road, London W4 Architect and designer John Morton, most notably known […]

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Field Work: we dispatch our team to work and stay at The Pump Station in Dungeness https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/pump-station-in-dungeness-field-work/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:00:48 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/pump-station-in-dungeness-field-work/

Field Work sees us send groups of our team to work from architecturally-interesting homes across the country. At the end of last year, we sent Director of Home Sales Rosie Falconer, Head of Appraisals Charlie Russell, Head of Sales Georgia Grunfeld and Content Editor Charlie […]

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"How The Modern House transformed our search for the perfect home"... The Financial Times talks to our founders Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/ft-the-modern-house/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:09:57 +0000 The Modern House https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/ft-the-modern-house/

“It looks like a concrete Jenga puzzle. It’s the most divisive structure you could ever build.” Albert Hill, intensely enthusiastic, is discussing the “obtuse” Housden House, a Grade-II listed modernist chunk of concrete and glass, built in 1965 by the British architect Brian Housden in […]

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