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1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

We saw a similar one earlier in the year. Now another 1970s Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset is on the market. The best thing about that is the research has already been done. Which makes our life a lot easier. This is one of a group of five houses in the […]

1970s brutalism: Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8

Another love it or hate it example of 1970s brutalism, courtesy of this Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8. As you probably know, this Rowley Way apartment was one of several similar places built between 1972 and 1978 to a design by Neave Brown. A significant new room, as […]

1970s modernism: Three-bedroom property in Barming, Kent

This 1970s modernist property in Barming, Kent was designed by the current owners and as you might expect, has changed little. To be honest, it doesn’t jump out at you in terms of the exterior. At least, compared to some we have featured. But the interior is an absolute dream. If you love the 1970s […]

Circular modernism: 1970s Don Price-designed property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Always amazed that people design houses like this. But at the same time, I’m glad things like this 1970s Don Price-designed modernist property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA do exist. This one is all about the curves. Dating back to 1970, the house has been updated, but there is only so far you can go […]

1970s modernism: Dominic Michaelis-designed property in Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Huge thanks to Matt for spotting this 1970s Dominic Michaelis-designed modernist property in Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This steel-framed house dated back to 1971 and according to the agent, was once the cover star of Ideal Homes magazine. Look up back issues in 1977 if you want to find the feature. Has it changed […]

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

It could be a new build. But it isn’t. This is the 1970s Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset. Found in the exclusive area of Branksome Park and just a short distance from Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks beaches, the house dates from the mid-1970s, picking up grade II listing status around 10 years […]

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

It has been updated, but this 1970s modernist property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales still has potential. Especially at this asking price. The work of local architects Bowen Dann Knox, this dates (we think) from the 1970s and one of five similar properties, each constructed using ‘innovative methods of construction and design’ for the […]

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 […]

AirBnB find: 1970s William Nicholson-designed Flintstone House in Hillsborough, California, USA

Yes, we have featured this before, when it was up for sale just over year ago. If the price put you off, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now rent out the 1970s William Nicholson-designed Flintstone House in Hillsborough, California, USA via AirBnB. It sounds like a change of tactic by the owner. […]

On the market: 1970s modernist property in Kelsall, near Tarporley, Cheshire

Looking for a project? This 1970s modernist property in Kelsall, near Tarporley, Cheshire shouldn’t be too taxing. It should be quite rewarding though, as the house has so much potential. It dates back to 1970 and according to the agent, the design was ‘inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s style’. Not entirely sure about that, but […]

On the market: 1970s Robin Wilson-designed modernist property in Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent

Now this is quite interesting. This place was up for sale way back in 2010. Six years on and the 1970s Robin Wilson-designed modernist property in Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent is back on the market. Much changed too. Indeed, the agent describes it as a ‘comprehensive refurbishment by the current owners’, which is borne out by […]

On the market: 1970s Royston Summers-designed modernist lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

Swings and roundabouts when it comes to this 1970s Royston Summers-designed modernist lakeside property in Esher, Surrey. Of course, we are featuring it because Lakeside Drive is always an incredibly popular area. A 1970s modernist cul-de-sac (built in 1975), it is made up of 15 houses, all built around an ornamental lake which was once […]

On the market: 1970s Donald Reed Chandler-designed underground property in McLean, Virginia, USA

We love the unusual, which is why we are featuring this 1970s Donald Reed Chandler-designed underground property in McLean, Virginia. Actually, there’s another reason for featuring too. This is a very cool house, one that’s perhaps in need of some work and with the option to extend too. But (hopefully) without taking too much away […]

Time Capsule for sale: 1970s midcentury modern property in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA

Credit to the Midcentury Modern Real Estate Group on Facebook for digging up this amazing place. Even more amazing when you see the price tag on this 1970s midcentury modern property in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA. A little late for MCM, with the house constructed back in 1973. But that’s the look here, described as […]

On the market: 1970s midcentury-style property in Lerum, Sweden

Much updated, but we still like what we see in this 1970s midcentury-style property in Lerum, Sweden. The property is actually a little later than you (and certainly we) might think, built in 1971 although the agent points to an inspiration from 1950s modernism, which is evident both from the exterior and interior. That exterior […]