The Californian Case Study houses built between 1945 and 1966 are some of the most admired houses of the 20th century, and include iconic buildings such as the Eames House, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, and the Stahl House designed by Pierre Koenig. The Case Study House program was conceived by Arts & Architecture magazine as low cost experimental modern housing, and leading architects including Richard Neutra and Craig Ellwood were invited to take part.


Naturally, the Case Study houses were an inspiration to architects far outside California. This house in the village of Holyport in Berkshire is one of three that were designed in the late 1960s by the architects Peter Foggo and David Thomas. The use of steel frame, glass and wood construction echoes the style of the Case Study houses.

The Holyport houses were an early project for Foggo and Thomas, who joined forces over a shared passion for the work of Mies van der Rohe.

More than four decades on, this house has been refurbished and extended by the current owners to create a striking and contemporary home.

The owners have furnished the interior with pieces that reflect the period, including furniture by Jean Prouvé, Charles and Ray Eames, and Arne Jacobsen.

Marmoleum flooring flows through the interior, creating a clean-lined backdrop that's warmed by underfloor heating.

I particularly love the internal wood panelled walls, and the warmth this finish adds to the interior.

One side of the property forms a bedroom wing. The main bedroom overlooks the garden with floor-to-ceiling, minimally-framed glazing.

The bathroom and the shower room include fittings by Boffi and Vola.


This property is being marketed by The Modern House. For more details, see the listing: themodernhouse.net/sales-list/holyport-berkshire/description/ Follow The Modern House on Twitter @The_ModernHouse Follow The Modern House on Instagram: instagram.com/themodernhouse

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