1970s

On the market: 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand

If the one in France wasn’t quite right for you, then perhaps you fancy this 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand. As you might expect, there is a catch. That catch is the location, which is New Zealand’s South Island. There’s no mention of dismantling and shipping, but if you went down […]

Barbican living: Apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

These places always go down well, so worth flagging up this apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2. This is actually a block we haven’t featured before. Breton House is a terrace block completed in 1972 and made up of 99 studio flats over six floors, along with 12 two-room penthouse maisonettes. […]

1970s brutalism: Peter Tabori-designed apartment on the Whittington Estate, London N19

Yes, we are back in the land of ‘love it or hate it’. Hopefully enough of you will love this 1970s Peter Tabori-designed brutalist apartment on the Whittington Estate, London N19. In what’s described as a ‘favourable position’ in the southwest corner of the Whittington Estate, it was designed in the 1970s by the architect […]

1970s modernism: Mark Pawson-designed property in Great Barton, Suffolk

There is so much to admire about this 1970s Mark Pawson-designed modernist property in Great Barton, Suffolk. This one is, of course, on the market and pointed out to us by the seller, which is a good thing as we get a little more background detail. We now know that this place was designed back […]

1970s brutalism: Jackie Cuylen-designed property in Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium

We are ending the week with something very special. This 1970s Jackie Cuylen-designed brutalist property in Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium. It dates back to the mid-1970s, with a design very much of that era and based on circles both for the main house, the garage and of course, the pool. We are big fans of circular […]

1970s modernism: William Morgan-designed property in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

We haven’t featured anything like this before. So you can understand why we are excited about this 1970s William Morgan-designed modernist property in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA. Apparently voted one of the 100 best buildings by AIA Florida, this property dates from 1973, the work of architect and author William Morgan for himself and his […]

1970s modernism: Julian and Barbara Neski-designed property in Water Mill, New York, USA

Still a bold creation after all these years. But this Julian and Barbara Neski-designed property in Water Mill, New York, USA has been updated a little. Not really on the face of it though. The house, which dates back to 1970, is very much of the era whilst at the same time giving a nod […]

1970s modernism: Michael Graves-designed property in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

A big name architect but a fairly small price tag. That’s the 1970s Michael Graves-designed modernist property in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA you see here. The property was actually designed in Designed in 1967 for Jay and Lois Hanselmann, which is why this is known as the Hanselmann House. It was also the first commission […]

1970s modernism: John Covert Watson-designed property in Lakeway, Texas, USA

Now this is unusual. It’s also a 1970s John Covert Watson-designed modernist property in Lakeway, Texas, USA. This dated back to 1979, the work of John Covert Watson, who was an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright while The Guggenheim was being built. So some pedigree there. The agent describes this as a ‘living sculpture’ and […]

Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton

If you appreciated the last property we featured, you are probably the target audience for the upcoming Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton. Why Cook? Well, Sydney Cook was borough architect in Camden and a man who oversaw some of the most notable and influential social housing schemes of the 20th […]

1970s brutalism: Neave Brown-designed brutalist apartment in Rowley Way, London NW8

This is one you will love or hate. Read on if it’s the former for this 1970s Neave Brown-designed brutalist apartment in Rowley Way, London NW8. You probably know all about this development. The Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate in St John’s Wood is a grade II*-listed development, dating back to the mid-1970s, part of the […]

1970s modernism: Three-bedroom property in Barming, Kent

This 1970s modernist property in Barming, Kent was designed by the current owners and as you might expect, has changed little. To be honest, it doesn’t jump out at you in terms of the exterior. At least, compared to some we have featured. But the interior is an absolute dream. If you love the 1970s […]

Circular modernism: 1970s Don Price-designed property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Always amazed that people design houses like this. But at the same time, I’m glad things like this 1970s Don Price-designed modernist property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA do exist. This one is all about the curves. Dating back to 1970, the house has been updated, but there is only so far you can go […]

Barbican living: Triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Yes, another opening in this ever-popular development. This time a triplex apartment in Bunyan Court on the Barbican Estate, London EC2. As you might know (if you are familiar with the Barbican), Bunyan Court is a terrace block that sits in the middle of the similar Bryer Court and John Trundle Court, together creating a […]

1970s modernism: Dominic Michaelis-designed property in Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Huge thanks to Matt for spotting this 1970s Dominic Michaelis-designed modernist property in Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This steel-framed house dated back to 1971 and according to the agent, was once the cover star of Ideal Homes magazine. Look up back issues in 1977 if you want to find the feature. Has it changed […]

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

This apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2 really does offer quite a vantage point over the city. Cromwell Tower was completed in 1973 to a design by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. A bold brutalist tower, it is 43 storey high, with 38 levels of flats and two of penthouses. Over those […]