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Circular modernism: 1970s Dan Duckham-designed property in Lutz, Florida, USA

We love a circular house, which pretty much sums up the 1970s Dan Duckham-designed property in Lutz, Florida, USA you see here. It’s actually called The Palmer House and dates back to 1971 and according to the architect, follows ‘the development of circular forms into a kind of free-form vocabulary’. Basically, lots of curves. I […]

1960s modernism: Design Planning Associates-designed property in Ingatestone, Essex

Quite a convoluted title, but it this is a 1960s Design Planning Associates-designed modernist property in Ingatestone, Essex. This is one of a group of noted modernist properties on the Tor Bryan estate, the work of Design Planning Associates of London and a house wheel you don’t just buy into a single dwelling – you […]

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

We saw a similar one earlier in the year. Now another 1970s Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset is on the market. The best thing about that is the research has already been done. Which makes our life a lot easier. This is one of a group of five houses in the […]

1950s-style Agama coat stand back at La Redoute at a reduced price

One of our favourite modern-day midcentury designs is back and even better, the Agama coat stand back at La Redoute is even cheaper. First up, we re just glad to see the Agama back in La Redoute’s home section. It’s a wonderful 1950s-inspired design and something that really could be a vintage find from the […]

Miller’s Mid-Century Modern book returns to the shelves

This was out back in 2012, but has been out of print for some time now, leading to high secondary prices. So good to see Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design back on pre-order. It isn’t clear if the content within has been updated by Judith Miller, but as the cover is new, […]

Grade I-listed modernism: Apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint in London N6

Another chance to live in an apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint in London N6. It’s a chance many of us want too. These apartments rarely hang about on the market long, despite prices constantly rising, even for the more modest examples. Like this one. This is a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor […]

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A place we have featured before, but this 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is new to the market. It’s actually in Ham and in what’s described as a ‘tranquil’ setting. That’s a bonus, with the building itself being the star of the show. It’s a grade II-listed construction, the […]

1960s midcentury modern: Henry Hills-designed property in El Cerriro, California, USA

From the turn of this particular decade comes the 1960s Henry Hills-designed midcentury modern property in El Cerriro, California, USA you see here. Quite something too, although its originality in places is perhaps open to question. Architecturally, I suspect little has changed since 1960. This is a wonderful piece of MCM in an equally wonderful […]

Grade II-listed conversion: Limehouse Wharf apartment in London E14

Not all conversions are equal. This grade II-listed Limehouse Wharf apartment in London E14 is exceptional. We’re very fond of industrial conversions, but only when the work is carried out correctly. Basically, we want to see a lot of the past in its present. Thankfully that’s what we get in this grade II-listed conversion, which […]

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Edward Hawkins-designed midcentury modern property in Littleton, Colorado, USA

In pretty much original condition, this 1950s Edward Hawkins-designed midcentury modern property in Littleton, Colorado, USA is pretty much a step back in time. That’s hardly surprising. The house stayed with the original owner until 2006, after which is was picked up by ‘another MCM lover’ who has ‘meticulously cared for and preserved’ the property. […]

On the market: Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1

Now this is rather special. Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1 has just gone up for sale. You might know it too. This double fronted Victorian property, located close to both Camden Town and Primrose Hill, is the former home of author Alan Bennett. As you might be aware, the house […]

1960s classics: David Weidman midcentury homeware and ceramics by Magpie

Looking for the finishing touch for your midcentury home? Check out the David Weidman homeware and ceramics by Magpie. These are new designs with a vintage pedigree, based on the hugely collectible artwork of David Weidman and in particular, his 1963 series ‘Family of Birds’. If you want something with a period look in your […]

Midcentury hotel for sale: 1950s Herbert Burns-designed Desert Hills in Palm Springs, California, USA

How do you fancy living and breathing midcentury modern for a job? If you do, check out the 1950s Herbert Burns-designed Desert Hills hotel in Palm Springs, California, USA. Of course, this is in MCM central, aka Palm Springs, with architecture that’s just so of the era. You can imagine the movers and shakers partying […]

Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

How do you fancy getting away from it all? If you do, then Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall might be the place for you. As you might have guessed, this is certainly no new build. It was built in 1872 by Fox and Company Shipping Agents as a ‘communication hub’ for passing […]

1960s modernism: John Lautner-designed Tolstoy House in Alta Loma, California, USA

An architect that needs no introduction, with the 1960s John Lautner-designed Tolstoy House in Alta Loma, California, USA thankfully largely unchanged. John Lautner finds are always popular, none more so than the Willard Whyte house in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. This isn’t quite to that level, but it is rather special. The […]

1930s art deco: Grade II-listed property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Hot on the heels of this one comes this 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. But all is not as it seems. This is a grade II-listed property, one that was designed and built back in 1930 and structurally, is still a very striking piece of period architecture. The house […]

In need of renovation: Tioga 1960s modernist property in Keston, near Bromley, Kent

It doesn’t look good for the Tioga 1960s modernist property in Keston, near Bromley, Kent. Hopefully someone can save it. Thanks to Faye for tipping us off about this one, which dates back to the 1960s and presumably had a ‘name’ architect behind it. Sadly, we can’t find that name. Let us know if you […]

Design Icons wall coverings at Murals Wallpaper

The names Breuer, Aalto and Neutra have appeared on their pages in the past, but not in terms of home decor. That changes with the launch of the Design Icons wall coverings at Murals Wallpaper. It’s a new range of wallpapers inspired by modernism and mid-20th century design. Bold shapes and eye-catching colours create statement […]

1920s art deco: Three bedroom property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

Thanks to both Nicholas and Claire for flagging up this 1920s art deco property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex. In fact, this is Claire’s house, which is always nice as the owner often has a few extra facts to throw in. We now know that the house dates back to 1928 and was a ‘seaside retreat’ […]

Circular living: Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset

We can’t resist anything circular, so the Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset was always going to feature. Actually, this is an oval house, designed by architect Barnaby Gunning and built by Parsons Building & Construction in 2012 using locally sourced materials and with the intention of blending in with the nature around it. […]

1970s brutalism: Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8

Another love it or hate it example of 1970s brutalism, courtesy of this Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8. As you probably know, this Rowley Way apartment was one of several similar places built between 1972 and 1978 to a design by Neave Brown. A significant new room, as […]

1950s midcentury modern: Paul Tay-designed Strum Residence in Long Beach, California, USA

First time on the market for the 1950s Paul Tay-designed Strum Residence in Long Beach, California, USA. Yet despite the house being in the same family for the best part of 60 years, this one looks surprisingly fresh and – dare I say it – almost contemporary. Maybe it’s that Orla Kiely duvet cover. Or […]

1960s modernism: Grade II-listed Cockaigne Housing Group property in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

These are always highly popular, so make sure you check out this 1960s grade II-listed Cockaigne Housing Group property in Hatfield, Hertfordshire before it gets snapped up. This one is even more special, as it is only the second time it has been on the market. The last time was 1968. Like all the others, […]

1950s modernist living: Mies van der Rohe-designed townhouse in Detroit, Michigan, USA

We have featured a few of these in the past, but this 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed modernist townhouse in Detroit, Michigan, USA is perhaps the most original we have seen. Dating back to 1959, this is one of a number of similarly-styled properties designed by the master architect and until a few years ago, […]

In need of renovation: 1960s modernist property in Welwyn, Hertfordshire

I’m pretty sure this is being pitched as a redevelopment plot, but I’m more fascinated in this 1960s modernist property in Welwyn, Hertfordshire than the land. Thanks to Daniel for flagging it up. To be fair, you can see why it’s being pitched for redevelopment. This is 1.3 acres of land in a ‘highly regarded […]

New 1950s Lucienne Day-designed cushions land at John Lewis

A first run of these landed back in February. Now a second run of 1950s Lucienne Day-designed cushions has arrived at John Lewis. The new range is a mix of colour variations of the original designs plus some new Lucienne Day designs too. Specifically we are looking at a Lucienne Day Calyx Cushion, with a […]

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

How does a 1950s time capsule grab you? If it does, check out the Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA. Amazingly, this place has had just the one owner for 65 years. Obviously someone had a love for this 1952 build and as such, nothing has really changed. In fact, pretty much nothing […]

Huf Haus for sale: Four-bedroom property on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey

Always good to see one of these on the market. Although this four-bedroom Huf Haus on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey is probably out of reach for most of us. Virginia Water is said to be the most expensive place outside of London to buy a house, with average house prices well past the […]

In need of renovation: 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

We featured a stunning property on this estate a while back. Perhaps it could be inspiration to update this 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. It’s actually more refurbishment than restoration, but if you check the house on the link above, you get an idea of just what you can do here. […]

1950s modernism: Donald and Helen Olsen House in Berkeley, California, USA

First time on the market for the Donald and Helen Olsen House in Berkeley, California, USA. That’s quite something too considering the house dates back to 1955. It’s actually the architect’s own home too, as well as a property on the National Register of Historic Places. So quite a pedigree. Has it changed? Well, yes […]