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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 […]

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Bruce McCarty-designed midcentury property in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

A dream of a place if you love the style. Not least because this 1950s Bruce McCarty-designed midcentury property in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA is pretty much untouched. This place dates back to 1959, the work of Bruce McCarty for himself and his family. MacCarty was a prominent architect in the area and behind some of […]

1960s modernism: Richard Neutra-designed property in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Someone has done an impressive job with this 1960s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was built in 1960, but was actually commissioned in 1958 by the Hassrick family. On the face of it, little has changed from that original design. That is obviously down to a skilled renovation and some loving […]

Grade II-listed art deco: 1930s Messrs Joseph and Sir Owen Williams-designed property in Great Easton, Essex

To many of you out there, this 1930s Messrs Joseph and Sir Owen Williams-designed art deco property in Great Easton, Essex is probably the dream. It’s the dream on two accounts. Firstly, the architecture itself, which is grade II-listed in light of its importance / design. But secondly, because this is a rare example of […]

1950s modernism: Eric Ambrose-designed Gateway House in Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey

Some of you might recall this being for sale a few years back. If you missed it or missed out, the Eric Ambrose-designed Gateway House in Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey is back on the market. I used the term ‘1950s modernism’ very loosely, as this place looks to have been updated considerably over the decades. In […]

1920s modernism: Five-bedroom property in Uccle, Belgium

No mention of an architect’s name here, but this 1920s modernist property in Uccle, Belgium is still one to check out. Amazingly, this place dates back to 1929 and as you can imagine, was probably quite a statement back in the day. Even now, this is an incredibly contemporary design. Of course, that is in […]

1950s modernism: Marsh, Smith, and Powell-designed Bendel Residence in Pasadena, California, USA

Much to admire with the 1950s Marsh, Smith, and Powell-designed Bendel Residence in Pasadena, California, USA. Some parts pretty much untouched since 1951, others very much of the 21st century. Ultimately this is a modernist gem that has adapted well for the modern era. What do we love about it? Of course, there is the […]

Grade II-listed modernism: 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Something very special. This 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire is now on the market. Of course, the architecture practice has been responsible for some of the most important 20th century houses in the UK, as well as the some of the most popular properties featured on this site. That includes […]

Hillside modernism: 1960s four-bedroom property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

What’s not to love about this 1960s four-bedroom property in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA? Of course, this is a house on stilts. It would take something special to put us off this beauty. Throw in some walls of glass and a hillside location and this is could be our dream home. That word is ‘could’. It’s […]

1960s modernism: Austin Vernon & Partners-designed property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE23

This 1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed modernist property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE23 is just on the market and likely to prove popular. That’s because pretty much all of the houses we have featured in this particular location tend to be popular and sought after. Presumably because of the location, the architecture and we […]

1950s midcentury modern: Four-bedroom property in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Not just a great house, this 1950s midcentury modern property in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA is a great example of how to carry out a renovation too. As you might have guessed, this 1959 build wasn’t always like this. Well, structurally it probably was, but certainly not in terms of the finish. According to the […]

On the market: Individually-designed 1960s property in Burford, Oxfordshire

Thanks to Helen for spotting the potential of this individually-designed 1960s property in Burford, Oxfordshire. It isn’t an obvious one. But I would guess that was part of the plan. Designed in the late 1960s by an architect (whose name we sadly cannot find) for his own use, the house was constructed using local Cotswold […]

1940 modernism: Bauhaus-inspired property in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This is quite something. In fact, this 1940s Bauhaus-inspired property in Atlanta, Georgia, USA looks largely unchanged since 1949. Not that this rather striking build is a time capsule. A look at the kitchen suggests that the house has been updated in places. But overall, little looks to have changed in terms of the structure. […]

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

This 1960s Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed modernist  property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire has just gone on the market, fresh from some modernisation. The ‘thoughtful modernisation’ of this 1960s midcentury modern property was undertaken by its architect owner, the result of which is a rather nice mix of the old and the new. The timber ceilings, […]

Barn conversion: David Nossiter-designed property in Assington, Suffolk

I know, a barn conversion. But don’t worry, this David Nossiter-designed barn conversion in Assington, Suffolk isn’t quite what you are imagining. As a rule, we wouldn’t even look at a barn conversion, not least because they all tend to look so dull. But this huge conversion and its ‘cathedral-like proportions’ are worth making an […]

Airbnb find: 1950s Harry Seidler-designed modernist property in Newport, New South Wales, Australia

This is a dream of a place. Even better, you can rent this 1950s Harry Seidler-designed modernist property in Newport, New South Wales, Australia for a break. Harry Seidler was one of the foremost modernist architects in Australia in the 20th century and a man inspired by the people he worked and studied with, most […]