Modernist

1950s modernism: Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Renovated, but the 1950s Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA is still very much an architectural statement of its day. Amazing to think that this house dates back to 1956. It does and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Its condition is no accident, this house has […]

1950s modernism: Apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A lovely development and a lovely finish. This apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is just on the market. This is a two-bedroom, first-floor apartment in Ham and part of the Parkleys development, which was the work of both Eric Lyons and Span in the 1950s. It is […]

1970s modernism: Mark Pawson-designed property in Great Barton, Suffolk

There is so much to admire about this 1970s Mark Pawson-designed modernist property in Great Barton, Suffolk. This one is, of course, on the market and pointed out to us by the seller, which is a good thing as we get a little more background detail. We now know that this place was designed back […]

Span House for sale: 1960s modernist property on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

Thanks to Nick for letting us know about this 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. It’s actually Nick’s house, sent in response to the renovation project on the same estate featured a couple of weeks back. Basically, if you want to see the potential in the renovation, have a look at this […]

1970s brutalism: Jackie Cuylen-designed property in Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium

We are ending the week with something very special. This 1970s Jackie Cuylen-designed brutalist property in Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium. It dates back to the mid-1970s, with a design very much of that era and based on circles both for the main house, the garage and of course, the pool. We are big fans of circular […]

Span House renovation project: 1960s three-bedroom property on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

If you want to make a Span your own, then you might want to check out this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. That’s because it needs work. How much depends on the direction you want to take this place. Previous examples of these houses on the site have highlighted […]

1940s modernism: Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House in Miami, Florida, USA

Yes, this was built in the 1940s, although we suspect a touch of updating here and there in the Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House in Miami, Florida, USA. But the architecture itself is still the key selling point here. The house dates from 1949, the work of ‘tropical modernism’ exponent Rufus Nims and no doubt picking […]

1960s modernism: Ian Ferguson-designed property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Big thanks to Matthew for letting us know about this 1960s Ian Ferguson-designed modernist property in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands. One of a group of houses dating back to 1965, they used a unique (at the time) timber frame construction method in the UK, an idea that was imported from the US and Canada and […]

Barbican living: Apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Another day, another apartment for sale on this iconic brutalist development. Specifically an apartment in Andrewes House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y. Andrewes House was the second Barbican block to be finished on the site, dating back to 1969. A terrace block, it runs along the side of the lake, from the bridge across […]

Huf Haus for sale: Three-bedroom property in Wanborough, Wiltshire

Not seen one of these on the market for a while, so pleased to featured this Huf Haus in Wanborough, Wiltshire. Not the biggest and perhaps not the most striking. But this is less pricey than many we have featured in the fairly recent past, so that’s obviously a plus. Not that it’s a cheap […]

1970s modernism: William Morgan-designed property in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

We haven’t featured anything like this before. So you can understand why we are excited about this 1970s William Morgan-designed modernist property in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA. Apparently voted one of the 100 best buildings by AIA Florida, this property dates from 1973, the work of architect and author William Morgan for himself and his […]

1970s modernism: Julian and Barbara Neski-designed property in Water Mill, New York, USA

Still a bold creation after all these years. But this Julian and Barbara Neski-designed property in Water Mill, New York, USA has been updated a little. Not really on the face of it though. The house, which dates back to 1970, is very much of the era whilst at the same time giving a nod […]

1950s modernism: Alison & Peter Smithson-designed The Sugden House in Watford, Hertfordshire

Now this is special. The Alison & Peter Smithson-designed The Sugden House in Watford, Hertfordshire is on the market for the very first time. The house dates back to 1955 and has grade II-listed status, which is down to both the status of the architects and the fact that thus is ‘ a very rare […]

1940s conversion: Former electric substation in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Not featured a good conversion in a while, so very pleased to see this former electric substation in Bicester, Oxfordshire hit the market. The substation is part of an RAF heritage site, with the building very much in the modernist style of the era. It’s obviously a million miles away from a utility now, although […]

1970s modernism: Michael Graves-designed property in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

A big name architect but a fairly small price tag. That’s the 1970s Michael Graves-designed modernist property in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA you see here. The property was actually designed in Designed in 1967 for Jay and Lois Hanselmann, which is why this is known as the Hanselmann House. It was also the first commission […]

1960s modernism: Single-storey property in Bosham, West Sussex

Big thanks to Richard for letting us know about this 1960s single-storey modernist property in Bosham, West Sussex. We don’t have an architect, but according to Richard, this was built in the 1960s by the mother of the current owner and is on the market for the very first time. Trippet Villa (that’s the official […]