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1970s brutalism: Neave Brown-designed brutalist apartment in Rowley Way, London NW8

This is one you will love or hate. Read on if it’s the former for this 1970s Neave Brown-designed brutalist apartment in Rowley Way, London NW8. You probably know all about this development. The Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate in St John’s Wood is a grade II*-listed development, dating back to the mid-1970s, part of the […]

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 […]