Albert Hill & Matt GibberdFrom real estate to lifestyle titans.

Albert Hill & Matt GibberdFrom real estate to lifestyle titans.

Issue 46

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Arts & Culture

  • Words George Upton
  • Photograph Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir

It’s been almost 20 years since journalists and childhood friends Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd founded real estate agency The Modern House. Combining their experience at magazines including Wallpaper* and The World of Interiors with a passion for modernist architecture in the UK, they have grown The Modern House into an aspirational lifestyle brand, as well as a place for the very wealthy to buy property. A recently launched sister company, Inigo, caters to those whose preference is for historic homes. 

As the pair explain here, they hope that the rich editorial content and magazine-style photography have also helped put Britain’s architectural heritage on the map. 

George Upton: What’s the concept behind The Modern House?

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