modernism

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]