Art Deco houses and Modernist flats still the most popular style of architecture in Poole, Dorset.

As we celebrate our 26th year of trading as property agents in Canford Cliffs, Poole, Berkeleys has witnessed many changing architectural trends. Today we see art deco and modernist styled homes continuing to draw the most interest and appreciation locally, probably very much the way they did in the 1920s and 1930s.

In our regular blogs, we have celebrated many different types of local architecture. From Tudor to Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau to New England and Edwardian to Victorian, the local area is home to a diverse and eclectic architectural heritage. Each original home has its own story to tell, as well as influencing and guiding the design of new homes today.

Thanks to a wealth of data and insights available via our Berkeleys digital marketing platforms, it didn’t take long to uncover the spikes in user preferences, for all things art deco and modernist. For example, our all time most popular blog is our ‘Art Deco weekend in Poole‘ blog. It features a gallery of wonderful art deco buildings located around Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks and you can still take the tour today!

Art Deco House in Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset

Our new homes for sale in Canford Cliffs listings tell a similar story, with homes featuring art deco & modernist architecture attracting a high number of clicks and attention from potential buyers. Is it the flat roofs, white fascias, the beautiful curved buildings, the glass bricks or the nautical references to fine 1930s cruise liners that win over so many hearts? This home for sale in Sandborne Road on the coast, encompasses art deco credentials, and is designed by award winning architect, David Wright.

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In 2012 we published our ‘Local History, Local Heritage’ Berkeleys book on Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks. We dedicated a whole chapter to the magnificent 1930s architecture of the area featuring images like the ones below. Our clients still tell how much they enjoy the book, presented to every home buyer and seller. A copy can also be found at Canford Cliffs library.

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We have A.J.Seal to thank for his visionary building design and iconic masterpieces of the 1920s. It’s probably time to write a new blog charting an architectural tour of the area, featuring newly built homes inspired by the era – there are indeed many to see and admire. New England style homes may be growing in popularity too, but art deco is our first love it seems.

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Luxury Home For Sale In Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset.

Berkeleys, Canford Cliffs office is delighted to offer for sale a striking 1930s art deco inspired home in Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset. ‘Dunes,’ – so named for its close proximity to the beaches of Branksome Chine – exudes the popular design principles of early modernist architecture with its linear style, white fascias and top floor studio with sun terrace.

Art Deco House for Sale in Poole Dorset

This home very much embraces the best of a coastal lifestyle – feel the sand between your toes on the Blue Flag beaches, go fishing, go sailing, or for the more adventurous – try your hand at the many watersports on offer along the beautiful coast of Poole Bay and Poole Harbour.

Afterwards, head home to a hidden oasis of calm, relax with sundowners on the top floor terrace, looking across the treetops of Branksome Park towards the Purbecks.  Entertain family and friends in the generous open plan living area, and open the bifold doors and spill out onto the balcony overlooking the large south facing garden.  As the twilight appears, the garden lights illuminate the tropical planting, and the sea breeze whispers through the trees, echoed by the distant sound of the sea.

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The sumptuous master bedroom suite offers comfort and space, and there is ample space for family or visiting guests to stay – there are 4 further bedrooms all with en-suites.  

As the seasons change, the house retains a sense of summer, remaining bright and light with its cream floors effectively warmed by the underfloor heating. On cooler nights ignite the living flame log fire which flickers gently in the lounge.

‘Dunes’ has over 3,860 sq. ft of accommodation.  It is immaculately presented throughout including the latest technology, with a cinema room and high spec audio-visual system installed.  The double garage with electric doors (reached via the driveway fronted by electric gates) ensures security for those times you have to travel away.
Branksome Chine, Poole, Dorset

Located in Branksome Park, Poole, an area synonymous with tree-lined avenues and leafy chines leading down to the sea, ‘Dunes’ offers excellent transport links by rail (London about 1hr 45m) with Bournemouth and Southampton Airports within easy reach. 

‘Dunes’ is currently offered for sale for £1,575,000.
Contact Berkeleys on 01202 708383 to arrange a viewing.

An Art Deco Weekend in Poole, Dorset

Napier, New Zealand and Miami celebrate Art Deco architecture every year with a weekend extravaganza. If Deco is your passion, and you are in England, then you need travel no further than Poole, Dorset, to find a host of original Art Deco buildings. Take our tour and fall in love with these heritage treasures.

Following the recent sale of this magnificent Art Deco home in Poole, Dorset, by Berkeleys, we were inspired to bring together these magnificent Art Deco buildings – a visual feast of authentic coastal architectural style.

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Lilliput in Poole has a number of original Art Deco homes close to Poole Harbour. There is a charming Art Deco apartment building in the area, with a typical curved, linear, white Art Deco facade. http://bit.ly/146QfUE

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Salterns Way in Lilliput harbours several Art Deco houses, most of which have been restored and enhanced to reflect their former glory. All embracing a nautical theme and making the most of their waterside location, you will see perfectly rounded windows in the shape of portholes, curved flat roofs and balconies, white-washed exteriors and curved wave-like walls.

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De Mauley Road, Canford Cliffs is another fine example of an Art Deco home, this one sympathetically extended in the same style, white-washed with sea-blue painted window frames. As a gentle breeze fans the palm trees in front of the house, Miami springs to mind.

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Travelling further around Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks, head to Haven Road to see yet more 1930s buildings.

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Finally two more Art Deco destinations of note. Local bakery Bennetts, situated on the High Street in Poole town centre, has a wonderful Deco shop front.

Bennetts Bakery, PooleOn the Sandbanks peninsular, The Royal Motor Yacht Club is  fine example of an Art Deco style building, carefully nurtured and enjoyed by its members today.

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With the release of The Great Gatsby movie by Warner Bros. in May this year, popularity in the movement has grown and grown. http://bit.ly/15uO6jl Further afield, the Telegraph online has published a fabulous photo-library of world-famous Art Deco buildings including New York favourite the Chrysler Building and England’s very own Hoover Building in West London. You can see the full gallery here: http://bit.ly/Wpe302.

If you are visiting Poole, Dorset or if you are local, find a little time to take our Art Deco tour of the area, and celebrate these local architectural heritage assets. It’s always there to visit and it costs nothing to enjoy!