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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1970s modernism: Tim Organ-designed property in Chew Stoke, Somerset

This 1970s Tim Organ-designed modernist property in Chew Stoke, Somerset has a familiar name behind it. At least, familiar to our site readers. You might recall this place in Chewton Mendip http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2016/11/21/on-the-market-1960s-ray-moxley-and-tim-organ-designed-modernist-property-in-chewton-mendip-somerset/ in the same county from last year, which had a striking extension courtesy of Robert and Tim Organ. It wasn’t their only project, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Live in a sculpture: 1970s Bloom House in Austin, Texas, USA

How does the idea of something weird and wonderful grab you for your next home? If it does, you need to have a look at the Bloom House in Austin, Texas, USA. A bizarre house that is part sculpture and part living space. Ok, this is all living space, but the fact that this place […]

Time capsule for sale: 1970s modernist property in Peebles in the Scottish borders

The second of our Scottish double header is this 1970s modernist property in Peebles in the Scottish borders. Described as an ‘individually designed detached split-level bungalow’, it is also down as being ‘in need of some modernisation’, which is pretty evident from the images here. It is pure 1970s in the main, not least with […]

Affordable modernism: 1970s four-bedroom property in Galashiels in the Scottish borders

I can think of two reasons to move to this location. Firstly, to support Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Club, which has the best modernist stadium stand you will ever encounter and secondly to live in this 1970s modernist property in Galashiels in the Scottish borders. The only downside is that it the house might have […]

Modernist house at auction: 1970s Keith Scott-designed townhouse in Beetham, Cumbria

If there is a familiarity about this, it is because we featured another from this small development back in June 2016. But this is a different 1970s Keith Scott-designed townhouse in Beetham, Cumbria. That previously featured house was one of two very similar, but much pricier houses appearing on the market last year. Like this […]

On the market: 1970s modernist townhouse in Wimbledon, London SW19

Not a unique property, there is a row of these. But this 1970s modernist townhouse in Wimbledon, London SW19 is up for sale. Thanks to Susie for the tip off. It’s an interesting house in an equally interesting group of houses. Updated of course, but still very much of the era. That’s pretty much down […]

On the market: 1970s Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed apartment in Defoe House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

As we have said on many occasions, the Barbican is a very popular place to live and as such, prices are constantly on the rise. So expect to dig deep if you like the idea of this 1970s Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed apartment in Defoe House on the grade II-listed Barbican Estate, London EC2 as […]