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Midcentury rental: 1940s Rodney Walker-designed property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

A big name and an impressive house, with this 1940s Rodney Walker-designed property in Sherman Oaks, California, USA available to rent right now. An architect forever associated with the iconic Case Study Houses, this is one of a number of midcentury builds he designed in the mid-20th century and you suspect, one of the least […]

Back on the market: 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

We featured this one back in 2015, but a couple of years on, this 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex has been re-listed once more. I’m not sure things have changed much since 2015 either. In fact, the images look to be the same as the ones used back in 2015 too. […]

1930s art deco: Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye-designed property in Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex

This is a gem. Even better, this 1930s Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye-designed art deco property in Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex is just on the market. This is a grade II-listed property dating to around 1934 and in remarkably good condition too. That’s obviously down to some renovation work, but unlike some we have see, this one really has […]

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 […]

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

We have featured houses here in the past, but this apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3 is a first. The development itself dates from the early 1960s, replacing some existing Victorian villas and in a rather pleasant setting. In fact, residents get access to the extensive communal gardens […]

1950s modernism: Mies van der Rohe-designed townhouse in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Another opportunity to pick up a 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed modernist townhouse in Detroit, Michigan, USA. A lot to talk about here, but the asking price certainly jumps out at us. Yes, much cheaper than UK prices, but compared to others we have featured in the past, this one suggests prices are definitely on […]

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property in New Ash Green, Kent

We haven’t featured a Span House for a while, so this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property in New Ash Green, Kent is a welcome addition to the market. It sits on the Punch Green Estate, which is in the village of New Ash Green in Kent, dating from around 1968. The property is a ‘K’ your […]

1930s art deco: Stanley Hamp-designed Whitelands property in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

An incredibly striking house, but this 1930s Stanley Hamp-designed Whitelands art deco property in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire has been updated considerably. The house is grade II-listed, the work of Stanley Hamp of Collcutt and Hamp and dating back to 1934. At first glance, it might look like little has changed since that date. But you would […]

1950s modernism: A. James Speyer-designed property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

The architect is perhaps best known for one house in particular. It isn’t this A. James Speyer-designed modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. That more famous house is, of course, the Ferris Bueller house, a property made famous by the cult John Hughes movie if the mid-1980s. This one isn’t a million miles away […]

In need of renovation: 1960s Arthur Quarmby-designed modernist property in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

This 1960s Arthur Quarmby-designed modernist property in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire really does scream potential. A couple of familiar names too. Holmfirth is, of course, the location for the long-running TV series Last Of The Summer Wine, while Arthur Quarmby is well known to regular readers of this site. His most famous creation is the underground […]

Show apartments open in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed art deco Hoover Building in Perivale, west London

This was our most popular property find of 2016 before it was even built. So show apartments open in the 1930s Wallis, Gilbert and Partners-designed art deco Hoover Building in Perivale, west London should prove popular. A s you probably know, the building is Grade II* listed and an art deco icon from its days […]

1930s art deco: Gerald Lacoste-designed property in Stanmore, Middlesex

A similar house was one of our most popular finds of 2014. Perhaps this 1930s Gerald Lacoste-designed art deco property in Stanmore, Middlesex will follow suit. But to be honest, you’ll probably have to fall for the exterior rather than the interior. That’s because the house, which is part of the Kerry Avenue Conservation Estate, […]

Restored Eichler: 1960s midcentury modern property in Concord, California, USA

If you love this kind of house, then I’m sure the 1960s midcentury modern Eichler property in Concord, California, USA you see here will appeal. Yes, one of the many houses built by Joseph Eichler in the middle of the 20th century, all of which are becoming more popular and sought after as each year […]

1930s art deco: Apartment in the Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court, London SW2

At the more affordable end of the spectrum is this 1930s apartment in the Frederick Gibberd-designed Pullman Court, London SW2. Affordable because this is an apartment, part of grade II-listed development on Streatham Hill and described as ‘among the finest Modern Movement housing in the UK’. The apartment is on ‘arguably the best block at […]

1930s art deco: Four-bedroom property in Margate, Kent

It definitely has the look. Sadly, this 1930s art deco property in Margate, Kent doesn’t have the period features. Thanks to Kim for flagging it up. It was obviously renovated in the fairly recent past. The agent mentions a new roof back in 2012, so you would guess work around that date. We have no […]

Grand Design for sale: Five-bedroom modernist property in Colgate, near Horsham, West Sussex

I’m guessing a number of fans of the Grand Designs show will remember this five-bedroom modernist property in Colgate, near Horsham, West Sussex. It’s a notable house for many reasons, but the main one is the size of this place. This was (and perhaps still is) the biggest house ever constructed on the show when […]