1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

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1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Big thanks to Matthew for letting us know about this 1960s Ian Ferguson-designed modernist property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

One of a group of houses dating back to 1965, they used a unique (at the time) timber frame construction method in the UK, an idea that was imported from the US and Canada and guaranteed the properties would stand out from the crowd. This one still does.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Perhaps that’s because much of the period is still evident here, but also because the current owners have put their own stamp on it too. It’s something of a retro / modern melting pot.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

But if you wanted to take this right back to its 1960s past, that shouldn’t be more than a change of decor. The house doesn’t look to have been altered in any significant way.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

In terms of position and layout, this one sits in what is described as a ‘spectacular’ plot that offers ‘panoramic’ views of the land around. See the agent’s site for photos of those views.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Head up the drive and you will pass a detached double garage, the gardens and what’s described as a ‘secluded outdoor eating / entertaining area’. The latter also accesses the reception hall.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

That hall has storage, the stairs to the first floor and a cloakroom, leading to the main ground floor living space. That’s made up of a study, the main open plan living area and its floor to ceiling windows and strangely, a concealed, sunken hydro-therapy pool with shower area and heated towel rail. Also on the ground floor is the dining kitchen, which also accesses the entertaining area and garage.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Head up the stairs and you will be greeted with a Mondrian-inspired area that’s really quite something. A live-in piece of art.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Beyond that are the bedrooms, two with smaller balconies, two without and a fourth with a ‘deep balcony’ offering open views over the allotments and onto Edgbaston, Rea Valley, the University Clock Tower and QE Hospital. A bathroom and WC complete the inside space.

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

We briefly mentioned the outside area, but to recap, there is a side garage and utility, a detached double garage and plenty of garden and entertaining space.

More images on the listing, so do check those out. If you fancy it, the guide price is £599,950.

Images and details courtesy of Robert Oulsnam and Company. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Christian Dior’s Château de la Colle Noire: Part Deux

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Last year, I wrote about how the Christian Dior company purchased the designer’s former home Château de la Colle Noire in Grasse, France and brought it back to life. Now there is a book that celebrates the gorgeous Provence house and gardens, Christian Dior in the South of France: The Château de la Colle Noire

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior with the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Over 300 dresses will be on display in the exhibit that explores his influences and inspiration from artists to his gardens and decorative arts. It runs through 7 January 2018 so you have plenty of time to plan a trip to Paris.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

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Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Another day, another apartment for sale on this iconic brutalist development. Specifically an apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Andrewes House was the second Barbican block to be finished on the site, dating back to 1969. A terrace block, it runs along the side of the lake, from the bridge across the lake to the waterfall at the far end. Nice spot.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

In total, it contains 192 flats, with this one being a ‘Type 20’ on the 5th floor of the block. We have only mentioned the block once before when a two-bed came up last year.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

So a south-facing, L-shaped apartment with views from the rear double bedroom overlooking the charming residents gardens and lake. Original details are still in place, such as the full height, triple width glass sliding doors leading to balcony, the original bathroom and WC and the original built-in wardrobes. But not the kitchen, which has been replaced in the fairly recent past.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Space is pretty self-explanatory, with the kitchen, bathroom and man reception area. The ‘L shaped area’ is often used as a spare bedroom or study according to there agent. A double bedroom with those original wardrobes finishes things off.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Underfloor heating throughout, which is included in the service charge. That charge is obviously worth investigating and factoring into your budget too.

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y
Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Just on the market, if you fancy living in this corner of the Barbican you will need around £885,000.

Images and details courtesy of Hamilton Brooks. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

A Woodsy MCM California "Tear Down" Gets a Second Chance — House Tour

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Name: Susan and David
Location: East Bay, California
Size: 2,250 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

Susan and David’s East Bay home comes with intact natural features, Douglas fir beams and cabinets, and a functional floor plan. Why anybody would list this mid-century home as a “tear down” on the market is a mystery. Luckily, Susan and David stumbled upon the listing when a sale fell through. The 1958 house was in untouched, original condition — a true delight for the couple who were relocating from Chicago. “We were the only buyers willing to uncover the natural beauty of this diamond in the rough and were ready to get to work upon closing,” Susan says. Upon move in, they immediately fell in love with the home’s charm and functionality, but they say the true joy has been learning new things about its history.

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You Have To Cer-see Inside Lena Headey's $1.945 Million Home — House of the Day

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While Cersei Lannister keeps her eyes on the Iron Throne, Lena Headey is on the move. The British actor is selling her Sherman Oaks home for $1.945 million (we’re not sure how much that is in Gold Dragons).

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How Three Hit Authors Celebrate Summer

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How Three Hit Authors Celebrate Summer
Courtesy of Serena & Lily.

Hitting a summer slump? It can be so easy to slack on planning activities and updating your home, so we decided to help you add a burst of fun to the season. A cool collection of creatives just made their way to a soirée at Serena & Lily’s Beach Market in Montauk, NY and dished on some tips to celebrate the rest of your summer in style.

If you don’t know how to decorate this season, interior designer Mark D. Sikes, who designed this incredible dinner party, has a few pieces of advice to amp up your tablescape. “Hurricanes are a must,” Nikes shares. “I love ones with a little wicker. It’s fun to cluster different sizes together on a dining table mixed with flowers and bowls of fruit.” You should also never hesitate to add some life to your table. “Potted plants are really fun too to sprinkle all around,” he says. “They can add color and a bit of whimsy. I especially love myrtle topiaries in a mossy terra cotta pot.”

How Three Hit Authors Celebrate Summer
Courtesy of Serena & Lily.

While hosting a dinner may seem hectic, Alison Cayne, author of Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School, has a bit of advice to put you at ease and help you actually enjoy the party. “If you are all stressed out and flying around in panic or bickering with your partner, then there is little chance that your guests will enjoy their evening,” says Cayne. “Set a simple, but inviting table (herbs in jars and candles work best), keep your menu super minimal, stick with a few dishes rather than going for the smorgasbord effect, and focus on the part of the meal that really matters: making people feel welcomed and comfortable in your home. That’s why you did this in the first place, right?”

When it comes to what meal to serve, consider going for a DIY. “One of my favorite summer meals is a massive bowl of gazpacho (sometimes straight tomato, sometimes I add honeydew, or make a green version or ajo blanco), surrounded with all the garnishes and finishes anyone could want to customize their meal,” says Cayne. “It’s a great conversation starter and immediately guests start sharing ideas and spoonfuls with each other. Plus there’s something to be said about investing time and energy into your own bowl of soup: You definitely walk away from the meal thinking it was one of the best you’ve had. It’s called the IKEA effect.”

How Three Hit Authors Celebrate Summer
Courtesy of Serena & Lily.

While hosting at home is great, sometimes you just want to take a vacation. If you’re looking for the perfect beach getaway, Nina Freudenberger is your lady. Author of Surf Shackfeaturing some of the coolest beach houses around the world, this designer has the scoop. If you’re looking for something you won’t need a passport for, head over to the New York coastline.

“Whether its for a NY staycation or an unusual experience, book a stay at Truck-A-Float,” recommends Freudenberger. “Andrew Field worked with architects to create eco-pods made from shipping containers. It is just a walk from the surf beach and from the super cool rising scene in the Rockaways.” If waves are your priority, the Hamptons may be calling your name. “Montauk has some of the best surfing out east, so book a stay at the super cool Crow’s Nest. And if you aren’t looking for a place to stay, experience the vibe by stopping by around sunset for cocktails and dinner.”

How Three Hit Authors Celebrate Summer
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Pinterest Board Of The Week: Ideas To Steal

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via Pinterest/French By Design.
via Pinterest/French By Design.

For the past few years, blogger Si Mazouz of French By Design has been saving all those cool, creative, “why didn’t I think of that?”-type decorating ideas all in one place — and they’re ours for the taking on Pinterest board “Ideas to Steal”. (Thanks, Si!)

via Pinterest/French By Design.
via Pinterest/French By Design.

The board has tens of inspiration images that will help you make the most of your space and your furniture. Unsure what to do about that ledge-like architectural molding currently collecting dust in your home? Think of it as an artful bookshelf. Totally over your bar cart? Use it as a nightstand instead.

via Pinterest/French By Design.
via Pinterest/French By Design.

There’s a lot more where that came from, so see the photos for yourself. And if you’re curious about how Si styled her own home, take a tour of her previous San Francisco abode while you’re at it!

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

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Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

Not seen one of these on the market for a while, so pleased to featured this Huf Haus in Wanborough, Wiltshire.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

Not the biggest and perhaps not the most striking. But this is less pricey than many we have featured in the fairly recent past, so that’s obviously a plus. Not that it’s a cheap option. More on that later.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

For now, let’s look at the house itself, which is typical of Huf Haus modernism. Extensive glazing, beams and a fairly open plan design are all features you expect from the German builder, not to mention the quality of the build itself.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

The ground floor is primarily open plan with a high end kitchen that’s open to the ‘triple sided’ sitting room. Floor to ceiling glazing (triple glazed) and under floor heating throughout too.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

There are also two bedrooms and three bathrooms, with two cantilevered balconies to take in the views.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

That’s not quite all the space. A large former stable block is double glazed and has independent heating, along with a kitchen / breakfast room, large office / sitting room and a bedroom with shower room.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

The outside space also looks extensive, with a large parking area for numerous cars and landscaped gardens. Around 1.5 acres in total.

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire
Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

£825,000 is the guide price if you fancy it.

Images and details courtesy of Hamptons. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Hackers Help: Countertop thickness for DOMSJÖ sink

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DOMSJÖ sink

I am looking at fitting a DOMSJÖ sink in to a 30mm bench top. The instructions say it has to be 38mm or 1.5 inch benchtop.

Can any one tell me why this is? Will I just have to cut the doors down ?

Hack me out please.

~ by chris brownjohn

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