modernism

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 […]

1970s modernism: Ed Dreier-designed property in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Homes by this architect don’t come up often, so savour this 1970s Ed Dreier-designed modernist property in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Actually, we should refer to it as midcentury modern, which is pretty much the look and feel here. It just seems a little late for that era, having been constructed in 1976. Anyway, […]

1970s modernism: Ted Levy-designed modernist property in Highgate, London N6

This was actually on the market previously, but after a mini makeover and a price drop, this 1970s Ted Levy-designed modernist property in Highgate, London N6 is back up for sale. Not a huge makeover by any stretch of the imagination. Comparing the two sets of pictures, someone has stripped out all the excess furnishings […]

Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd (Phaidon)

Not out yet, but you can pre-order Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd (Phaidon) right now. If you love the buildings we feature on this site, you might want to do that to. Ornament Is Crime is described as ‘a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture’. Its argument […]

1970s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Dallas, Texas, USA

No architect attributed to this one, which is odd as this 1970s modernist property in Dallas, Texas really is something special. If we can find a name, we will add it later, but for now let’s just admire the work in question. On the face of it, this is a modernist / brutalist property dating […]

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

One of these in a much-upgraded state sold some time back. It is worth checking out to see the potential of this 1960s Fry, Drew & Partners-designed modernist property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent. As you might have gathered, this property is part of a collection of houses designed by Fry, Drew & Partners, all […]

Brutalist apartment: One-bedroom flat in the Erno Goldfinger-designed Trellick Tower, London W10

How do you fancy living in this brutalist masterpiece? If you do, there is a one-bedroom flat in the Erno Goldfinger-designed Trellick Tower, London W10 now on the market. Yes, we are back to Trellick Tower, hot on the heels of the Airbnb place and the rental we flagged up in this 1960s grade II-listed […]

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

A regular development on these pages, but an example of a 1970s Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey is always popular. This one looks very much like one that was last up for sale back in 2015, but with a slight change of decor. Nothing structurally thankfully, as this was one of the more […]

1960s modernism: J Roy Parker-designed property in Parkgate, Cheshire

Huge thanks to Gareth for letting us know about this 1960s J Roy Parker-designed modernist property in Parkgate, Cheshire, which has links to others we have featured in the distant past. In fact, we have featured two examples from this notable mini estate, which can be found here and here. All can be found on […]

Affordable modernism: 1970s three-bedroom property in Salies-de-Bearn, south west France

Apologies to whoever flagged this one up (we seem to have lost the details), but a big thank you for recommending this 1970s three-bedroom modernist property in Salies-de-Bearn, south west France. It could prove a shrewd investment too, as the asking price isn’t too high and there is potential to rent out part of the […]

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Minster Lovell, near Witney, Oxfordshire

Design by an architect for himself, this 1960s modernist property in Minster Lovell, near Witney, Oxfordshire is on the market for the first time. Described as as ‘unique home in a beautiful location’, the house is said to have been quite a forward thinking proposition back in the 1960s, with an open layout and underfloor […]

1980s modernism: Geoffrey Carter and Chu-designed property in Chislehurst, Kent

This has more than a passing resemblance to a house we featured in the same area back in 2011. I suspect this Geoffrey Carter and Chu-designed modernist property in Chislehurst, Kent is one of the same group. The agent does mention that the house dates back to the same year (1982), so it is moire […]