The Modern House has been successfully selling Britain’s finest modern architecture since 2005. We represent houses and apartments in urban and rural locations throughout the country, from our offices in central London.
Our name is inspired by FRS Yorke’s celebrated book ‘The Modern House’ (1934), which introduced Modern Movement architecture to a British audience. The central themes of Modernism are at the heart of all of the properties we sell: flowing space, natural light, truth to materials, and the relationship between architecture and its environment.
The Modern House meets the growing demand for exceptional living spaces of all kinds, including lofts, factory conversions, architects’ own homes, and period houses with excellent extensions and superior interiors. We love selling houses, and we only sell houses that we love.
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A home should lift the spirits. The rudimentary purpose of a building is to provide shelter, but in the hands of the right architect, it can frame space and capture light in a life-enhancing way. At The Modern House, we sell homes that inspire us. Our portfolio of properties is carefully curated and extensively researched, with images by editorial photographers.
Estate agency is about people. We work with the most extraordinary range of people, who are brought together by the need to move house and an interest in good design. Our aim is to provide them all with a positive experience. The members of our team have academic training in art, architecture, journalism, literature and photography. They are able to speak with honesty and authority rather than resorting to cliché, and are proud of what they do. In an industry that’s synonymous with mistrust, people come to The Modern House for a human approach to buying and selling.
You’re never too old to learn something new. When The Modern House came into existence, it pioneered a new marketplace for Britain’s best modern architecture. More than a decade later, we still feel the same sense of excitement every day. The built environment is in a state of constant flux, with people carrying out remarkable new projects in all corners of the country. You never know what might be found behind a hedgerow or an assuming warehouse door.
Pastiche is passé. We believe that contemporary architecture should be of its time. Without a modernising spirit, how are we to progress? It’s equally essential that our country’s Modernist heritage is rigorously safeguarded for future generations. By championing the cause of thoughtful architecture, and raising awareness among the buying public, we try to have a positive influence on the built environment.