Mid Century Modernism

Feeling incredibly privileged to be working on the restoration of Architect Gordon Stephenson’s own home that he designed for himself early in his career almost 50 years ago and which at the time was featured in national publications as pictured. Incredibly, Gordon is still a practicing chartered Architect in Doncaster at 93 years old and once worked as an Architect for London County Council. The house is now under proud ownership of a colleague I once worked with at a Doncaster based Architect practice who wants to refurbish the home and bring back some of the original charm and design intent. Speaking with Gordon he explained he was inspired by Mies Van Der Rohe and other masters of mid-century modernism. The house was conceived as a glass box with views on all sides to the surrounding mature trees, remnants of a plantation on the former ‘Old Gravel Pit’, now Parkwood Rise in Barnby Dun which Gordon penned the masterplan for. Passionate about design and resolving technical detail, Gordon recalled he specified a timber treatment from Germany to protect the timber façade and sourced chairs to match the minimal interior by Gio Diponti, an Italian Architect and furniture designer. The house is a real hidden treasure in Doncaster that we are looking forward to restoring and preserving.

Feeling incredibly privileged to be working on the restoration of Architect Gordon Stephenson’s own home that he designed for himself early in his career almost 50 years ago and which at the time was featured in national publications as pictured. Incredibly, Gordon is still a practicing chartered Architect in Doncaster at 93 years old and once worked as an Architect for London County Council. The house is now under proud ownership of a colleague I once worked with at a Doncaster based Architect practice who wants to refurbish the home and bring back some of the original charm and design intent. Speaking with Gordon he explained he was inspired by Mies Van Der Rohe and other masters of mid-century modernism. The house was conceived as a glass box with views on all sides to the surrounding mature trees, remnants of a plantation on the former ‘Old Gravel Pit’, now Parkwood Rise in Barnby Dun which Gordon penned the masterplan for. Passionate about design and resolving technical detail, Gordon recalled he specified a timber treatment from Germany to protect the timber façade and sourced chairs to match the minimal interior by Gio Diponti, an Italian Architect and furniture designer. The house is a real hidden treasure in Doncaster that we are looking forward to restoring and preserving.