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John Black Lee-designed Lee House 1 in New Canaan, Connecticut

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John Black Lee-designed Lee House 1 in New Canaan, Connecticut

Such an amazing piece of architecture. Hard to believe that the John Black Lee-designed Lee House 1 in New Canaan, Connecticut dates back to 1952. This would be radical architecture in 2017. But in 1952, this place must have looked like an alien spacecraft landing in the woods. I think it still looks like that […]

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10 of the best: Midcentury modern coffee tables

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10 of the best: Midcentury modern coffee tables

Did you know we also write the Retro To Go site? Well, we do and we have just compiled our ten favourite midcentury modern coffee tables currently available. If you love some MCM, do check it out. Top 10 midcentury modern coffee tables at Retro To Go

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1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House property Windlesham, Surrey

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1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House property Windlesham, Surrey

We are kicking off the year with something very special. This 1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House modernist property Windlesham, Surrey. Special because the grade II-listed Teesdale House was a big budget affair. It was built for Jack Perry, a businessman who made his money developing trade links with China in the 1950s and 1960s. According […]

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1950s George Matsumoto midcentury property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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1950s George Matsumoto midcentury property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Now this is rather special. Someone has done this 1950s George Matsumoto midcentury property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina rather proud. Of course, the architect did something proud once upon a time too. The architect was George Matsumoto, which designed this wonder for the Julian family back in 1955. I don’t know what the brief […]

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In the sales: Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis

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In the sales: Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis

These were popular when we mentioned them some weeks back, so we thought you would like to know that the Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis are now in the sale. If you missed it first time around, John Lewis has an exclusive on a range of cushions using textile designs from Lucien Day dating […]

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1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Now this is rather nice. A 1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. It’s appealing for two reasons. Firstly, the design itself, which is one of three similar properties and very much of its era and secondly, the condition of this place. This isn’t a time capsule by any means. A look at the […]

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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, […]

Design spotting: Midcentury modern house jewellery by Tiny Scenic

So what do you buy the MCM house obsessive in your life for Christmas? Perhaps some midcentury modern house jewellery by Tiny Scenic. Ok, if finances permit it would be the house itself. But back in the real world, something like this would perhaps more to your (and our) budget. Take your pick from necklaces […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1960s midcentury modern: Dick E. Lowry-designed property in Los Angeles, California, USA

Originality is the name of the game with this 1960s Dick E. Lowry-designed midcentury modern property in Los Angeles, California, USA. The house dates back to 1961, sat in half an acre of ‘forest-like’ land and still largely unchanged in 55+ years. So much to appreciate here, including the walls of glass, the wood exterior […]

Restored Eichler: 1960s midcentury modern property in Concord, California, USA

If you love this kind of house, then I’m sure the 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in Concord, California, USA you see here will appeal. Yes, one of the many houses built by Joseph Eichler in the middle of the 20th century, all of which are becoming more popular and sought after as each year […]

1950s midcentury modern: Two-bedroom property in Eugene, Oregon, USA

This is such an amazing design. But frustratingly, we can’t find out who designed this 1950s midcentury modern property in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The agent describes is as a ‘one of a kind’ and confirms it was individually architect designed, but doesn’t give a name. Someone of note or ability for sure. If you know, […]

Midcentury interior: 1960s-style Edwin bed at Made

When it comes to design, the bed can often suffer from a lack of it. Not so the Edwin bed at Made. This is pure 1960s. If you want something bold, midcentury modern and with more than a touch of ‘Mad Men’ about it in the bedroom, this should definitely be an option. The bed […]

Circular modernism: 1970s Don Price-designed property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Always amazed that people design houses like this. But at the same time, I’m glad things like this 1970s Don Price-designed modernist property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA do exist. This one is all about the curves. Dating back to 1970, the house has been updated, but there is only so far you can go […]

1960s modernism: Split-level property in Playford, Suffolk

No architect attached to this, but someone has done a good job renovating this 1960s split-level modernist property in Playford, Suffolk. It is described as an ‘extended individual detached bungalow’, one of five similar houses and a house that has been updated without taking away the original character of the place. So cedar cladding, a […]

Midcentury interior: Andersen sideboard range at Maisons Du Monde

If you have the house and need the furnishings, check out the Andersen sideboard range at Maisons Du Monde. Midcentury modern and the 1950s is screaming out from all of these designs, all of which are similar, but slightly different. Basically, there’s something here for everyone’s storage needs. Sheesham wood and white lacquered doors are […]

1960s modernism: Jesper Lund-designed property in Hillerod, Denmark

We are starting the week off with this 1960s Jesper Lund-designed modernist  property in Hillerod, Denmark. I’m not sure we’ll better it either. The work of Jesper Lund (for himself) back in 1969, this is wonderfully preserved property both inside and out. That’s obviously down to the owners, who have worked with the layout and […]

1950s modernism: Dean Gustavson-designed property in Holladay, Utah, USA

The ‘glass box’ is always popular. So this 1950s Dean Gustavson-designed modernist property in Holladay, Utah, USA should have plenty of admirers. According to the agent, this one has only been on the market once since it was constructed back in 1957. Inspired by the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, […]

Midcentury interior: Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

If you want the furniture to match your midcentury modern home, do check put the Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde. Yes, this is high street (well, online) taking us back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Pretty much every piece here would pass for an original. That’s great news if […]

Midcentury interior: Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

If you want the furniture to match your midcentury modern home, do check put the Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde. Yes, this is high street (well, online) taking us back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Pretty much every piece here would pass for an original. That’s great news if […]

Airbnb find: 1960s midcentury modern property in Bermuda Dunes, California, USA

If you want to live the midcentury dream, you should check out this 1960s midcentury modern property in Bermuda Dunes, California, USA. Yes, this is on Airbnb and as such, you can live out your MCM fantasy without breaking the bank. Although the accommodation and the flights needed aren’t exactly a budget option for many. […]

Scandinavian modernism: 1960s Henning Larsen-designed property in Birkerod, Denmark

Huge thanks to resident Scandi spotter Markman for this 1960s Henning Larsen-designed modernist property in Birkerod, Denmark. It dates back to 1964 and considering this is well over 50 years old, still has a good amount of originality about it. The listing also mentions 1985, which we can only presume means a significant upgrade was […]

Restored Eichler: 1950s midcentury modern property in San Rafael, California, USA

We love a Joseph Eichler, especially if it looks as sharp as this 1950s midcentury modern Eichler property in San Rafael, California, USA. This one dates to 1958, although many of the finishing touches are far more recent. Saying that, the house here is faithful to the original design, with so many period details still […]

1960s modernism: Clear Architects-designed property in Roydon, Essex

More to this 1960s Clear Architects-designed modernist property in Roydon, Essex than first meets the eye. The title is a little ambiguous too. The house is obviously a wonderful example of 1960s modernism, but the Clear Architects is the practice behind the renovation rather than the initial build. An impressive job too. When we see […]

Modernist France: The top 30 most popular house finds on WowHaus

We haven’t done one of these round-ups for a while. But this weekend we were inspired to work out which were our 30 most popular modernist house finds in France. You’ll find them all below in the usual reverse order. Each one a gem. 30. Art deco villa with private beach in Cap D’Antibes, Cote […]

1960s modernism: Richard Neutra-designed Robert L. Hendershot House in West Hollywood, California, USA

Another house on the market from this noted architect. In  fact the 1960s Richard Neutra-designed Robert L. Hendershot House in West Hollywood, California, USA has just gone up for sale for the very first time. Impressive too. Pretty much in original condition architecturally, the house has obviously been lovingly maintained over the years, offering a […]

1950s modernism: Henri Calmat-designed property in Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France

Not too far from Paris, but with plenty of greenery on your doorstep. That’s just two reasons to love this 1950s Henri Calmat-designed property in Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France. Of course, the architecture is another reason to love this place. It was actually designed by the architect for his own use back in 1952 and subsequently […]

1950s midcentury modern: Four-bedroom property in Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

The location is a real ‘wow’ factor here. But so is this 1950s midcentury modern property in Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. In fact, it’s a tough call which is the most appealing. Thinking about, we’re going for the house. That house dates back to 1957 and is still a incredibly striking property today. Love the […]

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 […]

Midcentury interior: Clairoy two-tone tables at La Redoute

Some rather nice midcentury designs in the home section of La Redoute right now, including the Clairoy two-tone tables. Cheap too. That’s because the retailer is doing ‘money off’ deals across all its home range. Basically, £20 off £60 purchases and £50 off £100+ purchases. Just use the code HOME. That works very well if […]

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 […]

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 […]