Modernist

1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

This didn’t actually start out like this. But right now you can buy this 1960s Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey modernist property in London SE3. Originally, this was a pair of split level maisonettes, following the pattern for the rest of the terrace. But more recently, the current owner decided to merge two of those units together. […]

On the market: Apartment in the 1930s Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court in London SW2

We do love this building, so good to see another apartment in the 1930s Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court in London SW2 up for sale. The modernist building is, of course, grade II-listed. The work of Frederick Gibberd and a development that has stood the time very well. Ok, there is some room for criticism (more […]

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

Haven’t featured one of these since 2011, so but thanks to Mark for flagging up this 1960s Lawrence Abbot-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey. As you might have gathered, this is one of a group of modernist / brutalist properties, 32 in total, all the work of Lawrence (or Lawrie) Abbott in the mid-1960s and […]

1960s modernism: Austin Vernon and Partners-designed property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE21

Back to one of the most popular parts of the capital for this 1960s Austin Vernon and Partners-designed property on the Dulwich Estate, London SE21. The house dates from around 1968 and the work of Manfred Bresgaens, who was working for Austin Vernon and Partners at the time. You will find it on Lings Coppice, […]

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

You don’t see untouched 1960s properties in prime London locations often. So enjoy this 1960s Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable-designed townhouse in London N6 while you can. One of these was featured on the site earlier this year and was up for the same price. It also sold pretty quickly. So guessing both are up […]

On the market: 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand

If the one in France wasn’t quite right for you, then perhaps you fancy this 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand. As you might expect, there is a catch. That catch is the location, which is New Zealand’s South Island. There’s no mention of dismantling and shipping, but if you went down […]

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

We haven’t seen one of these for sale since 2013. So do check out this Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex. This is an end terrace property, one of a number built by the Lyon Group and designed by Swiss architect Schoolheifer in 1964 on Manygate Lane. Quite a radical departure at the […]

Barbican living: Apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

These places always go down well, so worth flagging up this apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2. This is actually a block we haven’t featured before. Breton House is a terrace block completed in 1972 and made up of 99 studio flats over six floors, along with 12 two-room penthouse maisonettes. […]

1960s modernism: Three-storey townhouse in Stockholm, Sweden

Great location, great architecture. This 1960s three-storey modernist townhouse in Stockholm, Sweden is now on the market. This was the show home for a block of similar modernist units dating back to 1965 and is on the market for the very first time. According to the agent, these places rarely come up for sale and […]

1970s brutalism: Peter Tabori-designed apartment on the Whittington Estate, London N19

Yes, we are back in the land of ‘love it or hate it’. Hopefully enough of you will love this 1970s Peter Tabori-designed brutalist apartment on the Whittington Estate, London N19. In what’s described as a ‘favourable position’ in the southwest corner of the Whittington Estate, it was designed in the 1970s by the architect […]

1960s modernism: Mary Christian Hamp-designed property in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

This is interesting. Not least because this 1960s Mary Christian Hamp-designed modernist property in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire is rather like a past find. That ‘find’ was a house we spotted way back in 2013. In fact, we had to look closely to check if it was the same one. We are pretty sure it isn’t. This […]

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 […]