property

Barn conversion: David Nossiter-designed property in Assington, Suffolk

I know, a barn conversion. But don’t worry, this David Nossiter-designed barn conversion in Assington, Suffolk isn’t quite what you are imagining. As a rule, we wouldn’t even look at a barn conversion, not least because they all tend to look so dull. But this huge conversion and its ‘cathedral-like proportions’ are worth making an […]

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

Another opportunity to live in this sought after space, with an apartment in Seddon House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2 now up for sale. Seddon House was constructed in 1974, a terrace on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed brutalist estate made up of 75 flats and maisonettes. Grade II-listed of course. On offer here […]

Airbnb find: 1950s Harry Seidler-designed modernist property in Newport, New South Wales, Australia

This is a dream of a place. Even better, you can rent this 1950s Harry Seidler-designed modernist property in Newport, New South Wales, Australia for a break. Harry Seidler was one of the foremost modernist architects in Australia in the 20th century and a man inspired by the people he worked and studied with, most […]

Art deco renovation project: Four-bedroom property in Frome, Somerset

You might need to use your imagination to see the beauty in this 1930s art deco property in Frome, Somerset. That’s because this is quite a big renovation, with the possibility of it being even bigger than we imagine. The ambiguity is down to a lack of images of the interior. According to the agent, […]

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 […]

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Another Span House has just hit the market and this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent really is something special. Not the most obvious Span estate, but a considerable one. This house dates back to 1968, one of a number built during the 1960s and into the 1970s. […]

1960s midcentury modern: Edward Killingsworth-designed Spaulding House in Oakland, California, USA

This was actually up for sale in 2011. Six years and the Edward Killingsworth-designed Spaulding House in Oakland, California, USA is back on the market. It dates from 1965, the work of the one of the original Case Study architects (he designee six houses, of which four were built) and was prominent in southern California. […]

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 […]

Airbnb find: 1970s Julian Lampens-designed brutalist property in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

How does a weekend or brutalism grab you? If it does, get yourself booked into the the 1970s Julian Lampens-designed House Van Wassenhove in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. According to the owner, this is ‘one of the most radical residences ever built in Belgium’ and the work of architect Julian Lampens, who oversaw construction of this house […]

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 […]

1930s art deco: William Kesling-designed property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

We love this 1930s William Kesling-designed art deco property in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Yes, US art deco. We don’t feature enough of it. Although that’s usually down to a lack of great examples to feature. Not this week. That’s because this week we have this wonderful place on the market. It was […]

1930s modernism: Apartment in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint I building in London N6

I don’t think we have featured one of these since last year. So do check out this apartment in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint I building in London N6 if you want to live in a 1930s modernist icon. Of course, this was designed by Berthold Lubetkin, constructed by Tecton and is Grade I-listed by English […]

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 […]

1950s modernism: Robin Boyd-designed Blott House in Chirnside Park, near Melbourne, Australia

Hopefully someone will come along and maintain this 1950s Robin Boyd-designed modernist property in Chirnside Park, near Melbourne, Australia in its current condition. According to The Design Files, Blott House has no heritage protection, despite  one of the best examples of a Boyd house in Melbourne. With that in mind, it is open to pretty […]

Barbican living: Apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y

Yes, another opportunity to live in this sought after part of the capital. Specifically an apartment in Frobisher Crescent on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y. This time we are in Frobisher Crescent, which as you might know is one of the later parts of the Barbican to be offered as residential space. Why? Well, the […]