The next group of Lego Architecture sets has just landed, with the highlight for us being Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Yes, you can build it yourself.
The price of houses in the UK is scary. For example, over on our WowHaus site, we recently featured a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Wetherby, Yorkshire, which was priced at £1.3 million, despite being pitched as a potential 'knock it down and start again' property. On the flipside, this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois, USA is an absolute bargain.
It was designed in 1915, but looks much more contemporary. Midcentury at first glance, which is perhaps indicative of the architect's forward-thinking. The interior in particular, with its heavy use of wood detailing, could be right out of the 1950s.
One of the finest midcentury properties in Britain is up for sale – this Peter Womersley-designed Farnley Hey house in Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Its stunning four-bedroom home with spectacular views over the Pennines, designed by architect Peter Womersley in 1954 as a wedding present to his brother. It was impressive then and it is impressive now – because Farnley Hey has been maintained in its original condition. Give or take a few appliances and utilities, you could be walking back into 1954 when you walk into this house.
I'm not sure it's all that from the outside, but inside, the 1960s is alive and well in this Peter Charles-Greed-designed house in Burley, New Forest, Hampshire.
Designed in 1968 by the architect for his own use, the house is located on a large, secluded site with a paddock in a peaceful part of the New Forest National Park. Inspired by Alvar Aalto and Frank Lloyd Wright, it's all about space inside, with large rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. But best of all, the lavish interior from the 1960s is still pretty much in place – including lots of built-in marble and American walnut furniture and some great period light fittings. For lovers of the era, it's a dream.
Suppose winter will be coming to an end soon and we might start pondering holidays. If you want to get away from it all, you might want to spend some time at Ty Hedfan in Pontfaen, Brecon, Wales.
Ty Hedfan means 'the hovering house' in Welsh and that's pretty much what it is. Fairly-recently designed by architects Featherstone Young, the house is inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Pierre Koenig's Case Study House. Only this one isn't in the US, it perches over the River Ysgir in the Brecon Beacons, with views over the river and also of the surrounding countryside.
Hidden away in the Midlands is a grade II-listed midcentury property – this three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands.
It's a bizarre house, at least in terms of the interior and what we can see of the exterior. It was apparently built in the late 50s and has been listed due to its 'distinctive architectural style'. It's also only been up for sale once since being built. Until now that it.