Mid century modern at its best, the Farnley Hey house designed by Architect Peter Womersley in 1954 is a stunning example of a house that has stood the test of time. Maybe the surface materials and treatments may feel a little out dated but the design itself is just as current as a new built contemporary home. The openness and expansive walls of glass allow this house to be the perfect home, it is for sale.
Farnley Hey is one of Britain’s most celebrated Modern houses. This four-bedroom home with spectacular views over the Pennines was designed by the architect Peter Womersley in 1954 as a wedding present to his brother. Maintained in remarkably original condition, it is a magnificent example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It was one of the first post-war buildings to be listed (Grade II), with English Heritage commenting that:
“In style Farnley Hey suggests the influence of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, brought to a dramatic site in the Pennines. It typifies the best of the 1950s in its lightness, sense of the picturesque and optimistic stance.”