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1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

This didn’t actually start out like this. But right now you can buy this 1960s Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey modernist property in London SE3. Originally, this was a pair of split level maisonettes, following the pattern for the rest of the terrace. But more recently, the current owner decided to merge two of those units together. […]

Back on the market: 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard-designed art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire

We thought this one had sold, but thanks to Sean for letting us know that the 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard-designed art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire is back on the market. It has been featured on these pages in the past, as some of you might recall. First off, it hit the market in 2012 […]

Design spotting: Mondrian-style flooring at Atrafloor

You might recall we featured the company’s Retro flooring range a while back. Now Atrafloor is back with this Mondrian-style flooring. The design is actually called Mondrian, although we can’t imagine this is an officially sanctioned design by the Dutch artist’s estate. Not that we’re too bothered on that front, we just love the design. […]

1960s midcentury modern: Young and Remington-designed DeLeeuw Residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA

A noted piece of architecture, the 1960s Young and Remington-designed DeLeeuw Residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA is still looking resplendent in 2017. That’s obviously not by accident. This is a top-end renovation job. More on that in a moment. For now, let’s focus on the house itself, which actually dates back to 1965. […]

On the market: Apartment in the 1930s Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court in London SW2

We do love this building, so good to see another apartment in the 1930s Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court in London SW2 up for sale. The modernist building is, of course, grade II-listed. The work of Frederick Gibberd and a development that has stood the time very well. Ok, there is some room for criticism (more […]

Design spotting: Forma midcentury-inspired rug at Habitat

A quick browse of the new section at Habitat has brought up this rather wonderful Forma wool rug. A very cool design, one that is very midcentury modern in influence with its modernist imagery and subdued pastel shades. If you need a finishing touch for a room, this could be for you. It’s a 100 […]

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

Haven’t featured one of these since 2011, so but thanks to Mark for flagging up this 1960s Lawrence Abbot-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey. As you might have gathered, this is one of a group of modernist / brutalist properties, 32 in total, all the work of Lawrence (or Lawrie) Abbott in the mid-1960s and […]

1960s modernism: Austin Vernon and Partners-designed property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE21

Back to one of the most popular parts of the capital for this 1960s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE21. The house dates from around 1968 and the work of Manfred Bresgaens, who was working for Austin Vernon and Partners at the time. You will find it on Lings Coppice, […]

Design spotting: 1960s-style Mod Meadows wallpaper by Layla Faye

If you have the 1960s house, you might want a period finish for the walls. If you do, check out the Mod Meadows wallpaper by Layla Faye. This isn’t vintage wallpaper. This is a new design inspired by the era. But to be honest, it just might pass for a vintage covering if you want […]

1960s modernism: Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable-designed townhouse in London N6

You don’t see untouched 1960s properties in prime London locations often. So enjoy this 1960s Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable-designed townhouse in London N6 while you can. One of these was featured on the site earlier this year and was up for the same price. It also sold pretty quickly. So guessing both are up […]

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 […]

Midcentury interior: Nivala copper metal sunburst clock at Maisons Du Monde

Not only is it eye-catching, this Nivala copper metal sunburst clock at Maisons Du Monde is also on the right side of affordable too. Part of the new season range at Maisons Du Monde, this is a reworking of a classic midcentury design, with copper-coloured metal arms spraying out from the minimalist clock face. Too […]

Case Study House #10: Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr-designed property in Pasadena, California, USA

These places rarely hit the market and are always sought after. So be prepared to battle hard for the Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr-designed Case Study House #10 property in Pasadena, California, USA. As you probably know, the Case Study Houses were the work of rising stars from the US architectural movement from the […]

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

We haven’t seen one of these for sale since 2013. So do check out this Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex. This is an end terrace property, one of a number built by the Lyon Group and designed by Swiss architect Schoolheifer in 1964 on Manygate Lane. Quite a radical departure at the […]

Midcentury interior: Watford modular shelving system at La Redoute

You could opt for some vintage Ladderax or String on eBay. Or if you want new, check out the Watford modular shelving system at La Redoute. Those classic mid-20th century designs above are the obvious inspiration for this new range, which mixes modern-day construction with a midcentury modern look. Oh yes, pretty practical too, with […]

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. […]