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1950s modernism: Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Renovated, but the 1950s Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA is still very much an architectural statement of its day. Amazing to think that this house dates back to 1956. It does and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Its condition is no accident, this house has […]

1950s modernism: Apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A lovely development and a lovely finish. This apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is just on the market. This is a two-bedroom, first-floor apartment in Ham and part of the Parkleys development, which was the work of both Eric Lyons and Span in the 1950s. It is […]

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Not often you see an agent’s photos in black and white, but it works for this 1950s Van Evera Bailey-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA. Not much detail from the agent, except to sat this is ‘a piece of mid-century history’ from ‘one of the NW architects who developed a modern style for the […]

1950s midcentury modern: Peter Womersley-designed Klein House in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

We have been hoping this would come onto the market and now that day has come. The 1950s Peter Womersley-designed Klein House in Selkirk, Scottish Borders is now available. If you follow our Instagram account, you will know that we recently mentioned the amazing Bernat Klein Studio, which is also nearby in Selkirk and currently […]

1960s midcentury modern: Robin Boyd-designed Baker House in Long Forest, Victoria, Australia

Fancy something secluded? It doesn’t get much more secluded than the Robin Boyd-designed Baker House in Long Forest, Victoria, Australia. Thanks to the Midcentury Modern Real Estate group on Facebook for the heads up. It’s an architect we have featured previously. Indeed, the Blott House was an incredibly popular find. This one might well be […]

Time capsule for sale: 1930s three-bedroom property in Enfield, north London

Not sure this would pass for the architecture alone, but it’s the condition of this 1930s three-bedroom property in Enfield, north London that caught our eye. Huge thanks to Elizabeth for bringing it to our attention. This is her parents’ home, which apparently has seen little modernisation since it was built back in 1934. Ok, […]

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 […]

Span House for sale: 1960s modernist property on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

Thanks to Nick for letting us know about this 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. It’s actually Nick’s house, sent in response to the renovation project on the same estate featured a couple of weeks back. Basically, if you want to see the potential in the renovation, have a look at this […]

1960s midcentury modern: Moritz Kundig-designed Wallmark House in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA

If the idea of a time capsule grabs you, check out the 1960s Moritz Kundig-designed Wallmark House in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA. It’s a wonderfully preserved piece of midcentury modern architecture, dating back to 1962 and still in the same family since that date. Which perhaps accounts for all of that lovely originality. That’s […]

1920s art deco: Four-bedroom property in Truro, Cornwall

Interestingly, this was first for sale back in 2011. Fast forward six years and this 1920s art deco property in Truro, Cornwall returns to the market. But it is hard to do a ‘compare and contrast’ with the original listing as that had very few images. But it did offer a few interesting details about […]

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 […]

1950s midcentury modern: Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA

The first time on the market since 1967 and we have say, the Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, USA is well worth the wait. That’s obviously down to the architecture itself, but also because of a wonderful restoration that has returned this house back to its original state. The house dates back […]

Factory conversion: Eva Jiricna-designed apartment in London NW8

We do love something industrial, with this Eva Jiricna-designed apartment in London NW8 definitely ticking the boxes. It isn’t a new conversion, although this apartment is new to the market. It dates back to the mid-1990s, when it was converted from factory space to living space courtesy of Eva Jiricna. Best known for her work […]

Span House renovation project: 1960s three-bedroom property on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

If you want to make a Span your own, then you might want to check out this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. That’s because it needs work. How much depends on the direction you want to take this place. Previous examples of these houses on the site have highlighted […]

1940s modernism: Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House in Miami, Florida, USA

Yes, this was built in the 1940s, although we suspect a touch of updating here and there in the Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House in Miami, Florida, USA. But the architecture itself is still the key selling point here. The house dates from 1949, the work of ‘tropical modernism’ exponent Rufus Nims and no doubt picking […]

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Big thanks to Matthew for letting us know about this 1960s Ian Ferguson-designed modernist property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands. One of a group of houses dating back to 1965, they used a unique (at the time) timber frame construction method in the UK, an idea that was imported from the US and Canada and […]