modernism

1960s modernism: Ian Fraser & Associates-designed property in Newnham, Hampshire

We love this 1960s Ian Fraser & Associates-designed modernist property in Newnham, Hampshire, as well as the contrast it has with the setting. That setting is in rural Newnham, with the house located in a historic Conservation Area on a small no-through road, which in turn leads to a 12th Century church. It also overlooks […]

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

It really doesn’t look much from the outside, but this 1960s Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable-designed modernist property in London N6 offers much more beyond the front door. Originality is definitely a selling point of this early 1960s build. According to the agent, the house has been in the same ownership since the 1970s and […]

1980s modernism: Five-bedroom property in Pulborough, West Sussex

Not sure of the architect, but we love this 1980s modernist property in Pulborough, West Sussex. Thanks to both Sam and David for the tip offs. The agent has this as dating from 1985 and looking at the photos, this distinctive build certainly takes some inspiration from Scandinavian architecture / design. The angular frontage of […]

1960s modernism: Johannes Peter Holzinger-designed property in Bad Nauheim, Hesse, Germany

If you want some Bauhaus-inspired modernism, the look no further than this 1960s Johannes Peter Holzinger-designed property in Bad Nauheim, Hesse, Germany. This glass, aluminium and concrete build dates back to 1960. A dream of a house, especially if you love your modernism clean and simple. That’s not a criticism by the way. Quite the […]

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

Not just a 1970s Cambridge Design Group-designed modernist property in Histon, near Cambridge. it also a grade II-listed house. This is one of a pair of houses designed by David Thurlow of the Cambridge Design Group back in 1972, each constructed to a design brief that demanded space suited to both ‘private contemplation’ and ‘grander […]

Contemporary modernism: John Pardey Architects-designed property in Brighton, East Sussex

Nice to see something modern and appealing, like this John Pardey Architects-designed modernist property in Brighton, East Sussex. It’s an interesting one because, at first glance, this might well be an older modernist property that has undergone some upgrading. But that isn’t the case. The details here are all new. In fact, this is one […]

Grade II-listed modernism: 1960s John Parkinson Whittle-designed property in Didsbury, Greater Manchester

Thanks to Gareth for spotting this 1960s John Parkinson Whittle-designed modernist property in Didsbury, Greater Manchester for sale. Which is more significant than the listing might indicate. The agent listing describes this house as ‘truly unique’, which is very true. But it doesn’t mention that the 1963 property is grade II-listed and the work of […]

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

This 1960s modernist property in Benfleet, Essex is perhaps kore spacious than its exterior suggests. No details of the architect available, but this house was individually designed, with many of the details from the original build still in place. The ceilings jump off the page, as do the exposed brick finishes and the open plan […]

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Cator Estate, Blackheath, London SE3

If you like the idea of one, there is a 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House on the Cator Estate, Blackheath, London SE3 just up for sale. Much to appreciate here too. This is on the much-loved Cator Estate in Blackheath, a T15 property dating back to 1964 and a slightly extended example offering around 1060 […]

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 […]

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 […]