THE ART OF SELLING ARCHITECTURE
The Modern House is the country’s foremost estate agency for houses and apartments of outstanding design. Our main office is in central London, and we have further regional offices handling sales and lettings throughout the UK. Founded in 2004 by Directors Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd, we are an independent agency with a reputation for exceptional sales results. Whether it’s a Modernist house, a cutting-edge contemporary apartment or anything in between, we specialise exclusively in modern properties. No-one understands this sector of the market as intimately as us. This is what we do. It is all we do.
What sets us apart from other well-known agencies is that, as well as being qualified estate agents, we have professional and academic training in architecture. Furthermore, having represented properties in just about every London postcode and every county in southern Britain, we have experience that extends well beyond the limits of the local market.
WHAT IS “MODERN”?
We represent properties built between the 1920s (the early years of the Modern Movement in Britain) and the present day. We also sell Georgian, Victorian and other period buildings with exceptional modern interiors, as well as superior conversions and extensions, penthouses and loft apartments… in short, anything designed with care and proficiency by an architect or a designer.
Our properties are routinely featured in print and online media, both in the UK and abroad. Editors check in with us on a weekly basis because we are guaranteed to have what they need: superlative properties and stunning imagery. Our backgrounds in journalism mean that we understand how the press works, and we have a wealth of personal contacts within the industry.
Our advice to clients is always based on authority, honesty and factual accuracy. We are articulate, professional and purposeful, and work hard to achieve the exceptional outcomes for which we are renowned. The Modern House is a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.
MATT GIBBERD has an MA (Hons) in History & Art History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a family of architects, and is the grandson of the celebrated Modern Movement architect Sir Frederick Gibberd. As Director of London Sales at The Modern House since 2004, Matt has sold hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of the capital’s most iconic property, including buildings designed by John Pawson, David Adjaye and Maxwell Fry. He was formerly a Senior Editor at The World of Interiors magazine, and has written on architecture, art and design for the Sunday Telegraph, GQ Style, Acne Paper and Grand Designs. Matt is co-author of the Telegraph Luxury architecture column.
ALBERT HILL graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA (Hons) in Art History. He founded The Modern House in June 2004. As Director of Nationwide Sales, Albert has overseen the sale of extraordinary properties in all corners of the country. He has an unrivalled knowledge of the UK’s modern houses and a contacts book to match. Albert was the Design Editor at Wallpaper* under founding editor Tyler Brûlé, and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Times and The Independent. He has also contributed to a number of books, and has commentated on architecture, design and property on both television and radio. Albert is co-author of the Telegraph Luxury architecture column.