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1930s modernism: Mary Medd-designed Sewell’s Orchard property in Tewin, Hertfordshire

We thought this was the same house we featured back in 2011. But apparently this 1930s Mary Medd-designed Sewell’s Orchard property in Tewin, Hertfordshire is a different, but similar one. But every bit as interesting as the last one. In fact, more so in some respects. The house dates back to 1934 and is described […]

John Lewis reissues 1950s Lucienne Day cushions and textiles

Great news if you have a midcentury property in need of a finishing touch – John Lewis has reissued some 1950s Lucienne Day cushions and textiles. The new range features six cushions featuring designs created by Day in the 1950s, all produced in conjunction with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to celebrate the Lucienne […]

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 […]

1970s modernism: Ed Dreier-designed property in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Homes by this architect don’t come up often, so savour this 1970s Ed Dreier-designed modernist property in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Actually, we should refer to it as midcentury modern, which is pretty much the look and feel here. It just seems a little late for that era, having been constructed in 1976. Anyway, […]

Time capsule for sale: 1960s modernist property in Grayshott, Hampshire

Huge thanks to Ben for pointing us in the direction of this 1960s modernist property in Grayshott, Hampshire, which is something if a puzzle. We know nothing about this place, despite hunting around for anything at all. We are not even certain this dates back to the 1960s, that’s just a guess based on the […]

Out now: Brutalist Paris Map by Blue Crow Media

Yes, the latest instalment in this wonderful series has landed. This time a Brutalist Paris Map by Blue Crow Media. Once again, a lovely job too. As you might expect, this two-sided map features the most striking brutalist architecture in Paris. Not only that, the map also contains an introduction about the subject matter by […]

Hillside modernism: 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. This place has even hanging off the side of the Sherman Oaks hills for over 50 years. So we can only presume that despite the precarious positioning, this house is as safe and as solid as any […]

1970s modernism: Ted Levy-designed modernist property in Highgate, London N6

This was actually on the market previously, but after a mini makeover and a price drop, this 1970s Ted Levy-designed modernist property in Highgate, London N6 is back up for sale. Not a huge makeover by any stretch of the imagination. Comparing the two sets of pictures, someone has stripped out all the excess furnishings […]

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

If you want to live in a place once owned by Hollywood royalty, then look no further then this 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA. Built back in 1956, this building has been home to the likes of William Holden, Stephanie Powers, Audrey Hepburn and Tippi Hedren in the past. That […]

1960s modernism: Austin Vernon & Partners-designed townhouse on the Dulwich Estate, London SE26

An area we love and an architectural firm too. So obviously we are interested in this 1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed modernist townhouse on the Dulwich Estate, London SE26. In some ways this is typical of the midcentury modernism that the area is known for. But at the same time, this is quiet a unique […]

1970s modernism: Tim Organ-designed property in Chew Stoke, Somerset

This 1970s Tim Organ-designed modernist property in Chew Stoke, Somerset has a familiar name behind it. At least, familiar to our site readers. You might recall this place in Chewton Mendip http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2016/11/21/on-the-market-1960s-ray-moxley-and-tim-organ-designed-modernist-property-in-chewton-mendip-somerset/ in the same county from last year, which had a striking extension courtesy of Robert and Tim Organ. It wasn’t their only project, […]

Arne Jacobsen modernism: 1950s townhouse in the Bellevue complex, Klampenborg, near Copenhagen, Denmark

This is just stunning. And of course, there are bragging rights from living in this 1950s Arne Jacobsen-designed modernist townhouse in the Bellevue complex, Klampenborg, near Copenhagen, Denmark. Pretty much in the heart of Arne Jacobsen’s earliest and most prominent projects, just outside Copenhagen. That original development was the Bauhaus-inspired Bellavista housing estate, which dates […]

Affordable modernism: 1960s four-bedroom property in Williamstown, Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland

What does £166k get you these days? Well, it might get you this 1960s modernist property in Williamstown, Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland. It’s an interesting place too, albeit one that needs some work. The agent dates this place to 1963, with a ‘beautiful location’ on the shores of Lough Derg. Not only that, this place […]

1970s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Dallas, Texas, USA

No architect attributed to this one, which is odd as this 1970s modernist property in Dallas, Texas really is something special. If we can find a name, we will add it later, but for now let’s just admire the work in question. On the face of it, this is a modernist / brutalist property dating […]

Huf Haus for sale: Five-bedroom property in West Linton, near Edinburgh, Scotland

Many plus points with this Huf Haus in West Linton, near Edinburgh, Scotland. But price looks to be the biggest. Not that we are pretending it is cheap. Far from it. This place is well out of our own league. But compared to other Huf Haus builds we have featured in the recent past, this […]

Airbnb find: 1960s modernist property in Stockholm, Sweden

This sounds like a dream of a home. In fact, this 1960s modernist property in Stockholm, Sweden could be your home for a short period via Airbnb. The house is a great example of Scandinavian midcentury design, looking structurally unchanged in the 50 or so years since construction. Where do you start? Well, that roof, […]