It’d be hard to pick three aesthetic styles that are more different than Gilded Age, Georgian period and 1960s design. But what this cache of properties has in common is they’re all shining examples of their eras. Peek inside their doors.
An architect’s London home, UK
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6 bedrooms; £2.2m via The Modern House
Designed in 1956 and built in the mid-1960s, this Grade II-listed London property is the handiwork of architect John Kay and his wife Ann, who designed the six-bedroom home for their growing family. The design expands across 2,200 sq ft and retains all of its 1960s original built-ins, such as cabinetry, storage and layout. Kay was Chief Architect for the Department of Education and this is a rare example of his residential work, that champions modesty and future-proof design.
East Sussex country home, UK
6 bedroom; £3.25m via Inigo
Little Bucksteep dates from the late 1600s, though it was remodelled in 1717 in an early Georgian style, offering a gorgeous blend of historic styles across its aged interiors. Features include exposed timber beams, stone fireplaces, linenfold panelling, original flooring and leaded casements. The country home is wrapped in eight acres of gardens, including a paddock, tennis court and swimming pool. Get a closer look.
The Berkshires holiday home, USA
Sleeps up to 10; POA Warm Welcome Stays
Newly refurbished holiday home Warm Welcome Great Barrington is located in The Berkshires, Massachusetts, and offers guests maximalist interiors packed with colour. The house dates from 1886, though its best features were hidden beneath ‘Vegas-style’ 1970s decor, which the owners have stripped out to reveal the structure’s Victorian bones. The triumph is its beamed living room, complete with a wood-burning stove and upright piano – a cosy spot to spend a winter evening with friends. Read our interview with its owners.
Hal Levitt 1960s compound in LA County, USA
4 bedrooms; $6.5m via Coldwell Banker
‘Architect to the stars’ Hal Levitt championed a breezy, easy-going style of Californian modernism that was all about the indoor/outdoor flow. Rooms inside this 1960s home, built in La Canada for a water company founder and their family, exemplify his mantra via soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and overhanging eaves that shade outdoor patios off the living room and family room. Heightening the aesthetic is an all-white colour palette.
Notting Hill townhouse, UK
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£12.5m via Domus Nova
Located in Westbourne Park Villas this 5 bedrooms London home expands across 6,189 sq ft and is packed with colour. Warm wood panelling is used in the main living space, creating a warm canvas for artworks and midcentury-style colour pops, crowned by a vast skylight.