NZ2027 : Art Deco style modern house, West Auckland Road, Bishop Auckland

taken 9 years ago, near to St Helen Auckland, County Durham, Great Britain

Art Deco style modern house, West Auckland Road, Bishop Auckland
Art Deco style modern house, West Auckland Road, Bishop Auckland
Tindale Towers is an Art Deco style building would not be out of place in Miami but in fact it is almost next to a gas works in County Durham! OK, just the gas storage tanks are left and the area is being quickly redeveloped as an industrial estate. There is a sleek modern glass and steel motor car showrooms opposite (that fits) but also a Premier Inn/Brewers Fayre.

Mike Keen was a chap from humble background who lived in a small bungalow on the site. He made his fortune in antiques and with, as he put it, "a few million quid to spare", he decided he wanted a piece of Florida without moving!

It was built in 2005-2007 and as one would expect it has the works, including swimming pool, cinema, bar, disco, snooker room, and so on. As of September 2011 it was for sale at 3.6m. There is a book about its construction - look on Amazon - and a Times article on 10th February 2008, but that needs subscription.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 December, 2011
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Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2038 2702 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.2736N 1:41.1461W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2036 2696
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