1970s

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 […]

Modernist France: The top 30 most popular house finds on WowHaus

We haven’t done one of these round-ups for a while. But this weekend we were inspired to work out which were our 30 most popular modernist house finds in France. You’ll find them all below in the usual reverse order. Each one a gem. 30. Art deco villa with private beach in Cap D’Antibes, Cote […]

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

It could be a new build. But it isn’t. This is the 1970s Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset. Found in the exclusive area of Branksome Park and just a short distance from Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks beaches, the house dates from the mid-1970s, picking up grade II listing status around 10 years […]

Barbican living: Split level apartment in Mountjoy House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

For many this is the Barbican dream. That’s because this split level apartment in Mountjoy House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y is both huge (for the Barbican) and original. Mountjoy House was constructed in 1971, a side to side terrace block on tall columns and, of course, on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed brutalist […]

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

It has been updated, but this 1970s modernist property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales still has potential. Especially at this asking price. The work of local architects Bowen Dann Knox, this dates (we think) from the 1970s and one of five similar properties, each constructed using ‘innovative methods of construction and design’ for the […]

1970s modernism: Artist Constructor-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

Huge thanks to Sheila for letting us know about this 1970s Artist Constructor-designed modernist property in Flax Bourton, Somerset. If you are not familiar with the house, this is one of a group of five houses in the village of Flax Bourton, just outside Bristol. According to the 20th Century Society, this was a speculative […]

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

Another opportunity to live in this sought after space, with an apartment in Seddon House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2 now up for sale. Seddon House was constructed in 1974, a terrace on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed brutalist estate made up of 75 flats and maisonettes. Grade II-listed of course. On offer here […]

Airbnb find: 1970s Julian Lampens-designed brutalist property in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

How does a weekend or brutalism grab you? If it does, get yourself booked into the the 1970s Julian Lampens-designed House Van Wassenhove in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. According to the owner, this is ‘one of the most radical residences ever built in Belgium’ and the work of architect Julian Lampens, who oversaw construction of this house […]

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

Not just a 1970s Cambridge Design Group-designed modernist property in Histon, near Cambridge. it also a grade II-listed house. This is one of a pair of houses designed by David Thurlow of the Cambridge Design Group back in 1972, each constructed to a design brief that demanded space suited to both ‘private contemplation’ and ‘grander […]

1970s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Interesting house just on the market, although this 1970s modernist property in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire doesn’t come cheap. That’s no doubt due to the area and the local market, but the architecture itself and its size play a part in that too. According to the agent, this is an individually designed property dating back to 1971 […]