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For sale: 1960s Otter Creek house in Calenick, Truro, Cornwall

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Not just any old house, the 1960s modernism of Otter Creek in Calenick, Truro, Cornwall actually won an award for its design 'back in the day'.

Sat in a small village near Truro, the Otter Creek was designed and built in 1963 by 'renowned local architect' Giles Blomfield of John Crowther & Associates. It was seem as ahead of its time and won an award for being just that, specifically the RIBA bronze medal in 1965. It still has the look of a contemporary place now, despite being almost 50 years old.

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Retro sofa from Bark Furniture

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A classic design that's hand-made from the materials of your choosing – if you're willing to pay a bit more than high street for your seating it would certainly be worth you checking out this retro sofa from Bark Furniture.

Bark furniture is the Cornwall based business of husband and wife team, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran. All their furniture is made by hand to order, so you get a say in the finished look. This mid-century style sofa, for example, is available as either a two- or three-seater number, both options sharing those angled lines and paired back look. You get a choice of four different hardwoods for your frame and a variety of upholstery options. 

Of course, this sofa comes with a price tag to match this relative freedom and the craftsmanship involved. Prices start at £1360 for a maple wood two-seater and, don't forget, you'll need to pay for your upholstery too. 

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For sale: Four-bedroom 1920s art deco house in Truro, Cornwall

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If you fancy relocating yourself down to Cornwall, we might have the perfect house for you – this four-bedroom art deco house in Truro, Cornwall.

Originally built in the 1920s as a single-story property, the house was enlarged over two floors and to four bedrooms by the current owners. Not that you would notice unless you were familiar with the original – the ground floor keeps much of the architectural detail, while the upper floor has been designed to reflect the original design.

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MARK Arris armchair from John Lewis

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This MARK Arris armchair, available from John Lewis, is contemporary design but one with a distinctly mid-century feel.

This chair was designed by Gala Wright, one of the team at MARK, a Cornwall based furniture company, who also make their products within the county. That neat and angular frame is made from solid oak frame and the chair is upholstered in a striking lime fabric which enhances its retro feel. Like the look of this? There's also a two seater sofa available in a similar style. 

The chair is available for £999 while the sofa costs £1500. 

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For sale: 1930s seaside art deco house in Porth, Cornwall

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Yesterday we featured an art deco house that was pretty much still in its original state. Today, we have the flipside – this 1930s art deco house in Porth, Cornwall.

Details on its history are scarce, but was almost certainly the seaside retreat of someone with plenty of spare cash all those years ago, renovated (possibly over-renovated) with an interior that's straight out of the modern era.

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