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The Lake House Huf Haus in Plaistow, West Sussex

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The Lake House Huf Haus in Plaistow, West Sussex

You’ve seen the occasional Huf Haus on this site, but nothing like The Lake House in Plaistow, West Sussex. A lot of house, a lot of garden and a lot of luxury. Of course, all of that comes at a price. More on that in a moment. First up, the setting. This house sits in […]

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Duplex apartment in the 1960s modernist Cliff Road Studios in London NW1

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Duplex apartment in the 1960s modernist Cliff Road Studios in London NW1

If you fancy yourself as an artist, then you might find this duplex apartment in Cliff Road Studios in London NW1 appealing. It’s an interesting building that initially gives the impression of being modernism from the first half of the 20th century. It’s much later. Cliff Road Studios dates to 1968, the work of architect […]

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1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire

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1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire

It’s quite a sight from the outside. But you might be disappointed once inside this 1930s art deco property in Kettering, Northamptonshire if you want the era. But as we said, it’s an interesting place architecturally. This is one of a group of houses dating back to the mid-1930s, the work of a forward thinking […]

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1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Now this is rather nice. A 1960s midcentury modern property in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire. It’s appealing for two reasons. Firstly, the design itself, which is one of three similar properties and very much of its era and secondly, the condition of this place. This isn’t a time capsule by any means. A look at the […]

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1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

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1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

We featured one of these in 2013. Now there’s another Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent on the market. As we mentioned back then, these houses were designed by Goldfinger for teachers at the nearby Wellesley House preparatory school around 1952. Modest houses with a modernist slant and still looking pretty contemporary over 60 years […]

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1960s modernism: Design Planning Associates-designed property in Ingatestone, Essex

Quite a convoluted title, but it this is a 1960s Design Planning Associates-designed modernist property in Ingatestone, Essex. This is one of a group of noted modernist properties on the Tor Bryan estate, the work of Design Planning Associates of London and a house wheel you don’t just buy into a single dwelling – you […]

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 […]

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

Another chance to live in an apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint in London N6. It’s a chance many of us want too. These apartments rarely hang about on the market long, despite prices constantly rising, even for the more modest examples. Like this one. This is a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor […]

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A place we have featured before, but this 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is new to the market. It’s actually in Ham and in what’s described as a ‘tranquil’ setting. That’s a bonus, with the building itself being the star of the show. It’s a grade II-listed construction, the […]

Grade II-listed conversion: Limehouse Wharf apartment in London E14

Not all conversions are equal. This grade II-listed Limehouse Wharf apartment in London E14 is exceptional. We’re very fond of industrial conversions, but only when the work is carried out correctly. Basically, we want to see a lot of the past in its present. Thankfully that’s what we get in this grade II-listed conversion, which […]

On the market: Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1

Now this is rather special. Alan Bennett’s former grade II-listed Victorian property in London NW1 has just gone up for sale. You might know it too. This double fronted Victorian property, located close to both Camden Town and Primrose Hill, is the former home of author Alan Bennett. As you might be aware, the house […]

Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

How do you fancy getting away from it all? If you do, then Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall might be the place for you. As you might have guessed, this is certainly no new build. It was built in 1872 by Fox and Company Shipping Agents as a ‘communication hub’ for passing […]

1960s modernism: John Lautner-designed Tolstoy House in Alta Loma, California, USA

An architect that needs no introduction, with the 1960s John Lautner-designed Tolstoy House in Alta Loma, California, USA thankfully largely unchanged. John Lautner finds are always popular, none more so than the Willard Whyte house in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. This isn’t quite to that level, but it is rather special. The […]

1930s art deco: Grade II-listed property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Hot on the heels of this one comes this 1930s grade II-listed art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. But all is not as it seems. This is a grade II-listed property, one that was designed and built back in 1930 and structurally, is still a very striking piece of period architecture. The house […]

In need of renovation: Tioga 1960s modernist property in Keston, near Bromley, Kent

It doesn’t look good for the Tioga 1960s modernist property in Keston, near Bromley, Kent. Hopefully someone can save it. Thanks to Faye for tipping us off about this one, which dates back to the 1960s and presumably had a ‘name’ architect behind it. Sadly, we can’t find that name. Let us know if you […]

1920s art deco: Three bedroom property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

Thanks to both Nicholas and Claire for flagging up this 1920s art deco property in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex. In fact, this is Claire’s house, which is always nice as the owner often has a few extra facts to throw in. We now know that the house dates back to 1928 and was a ‘seaside retreat’ […]

Circular living: Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset

We can’t resist anything circular, so the Nutmeg House eco home in Bridport, Dorset was always going to feature. Actually, this is an oval house, designed by architect Barnaby Gunning and built by Parsons Building & Construction in 2012 using locally sourced materials and with the intention of blending in with the nature around it. […]

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 […]

1960s modernism: Grade II-listed Cockaigne Housing Group property in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

These are always highly popular, so make sure you check out this 1960s grade II-listed Cockaigne Housing Group property in Hatfield, Hertfordshire before it gets snapped up. This one is even more special, as it is only the second time it has been on the market. The last time was 1968. Like all the others, […]

In need of renovation: 1960s modernist property in Welwyn, Hertfordshire

I’m pretty sure this is being pitched as a redevelopment plot, but I’m more fascinated in this 1960s modernist property in Welwyn, Hertfordshire than the land. Thanks to Daniel for flagging it up. To be fair, you can see why it’s being pitched for redevelopment. This is 1.3 acres of land in a ‘highly regarded […]

Huf Haus for sale: Four-bedroom property on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey

Always good to see one of these on the market. Although this four-bedroom Huf Haus on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, Surrey is probably out of reach for most of us. Virginia Water is said to be the most expensive place outside of London to buy a house, with average house prices well past the […]

In need of renovation: 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey

We featured a stunning property on this estate a while back. Perhaps it could be inspiration to update this 1960s Span House on the Templemere Estate, Weybridge, Surrey. It’s actually more refurbishment than restoration, but if you check the house on the link above, you get an idea of just what you can do here. […]

1930s art deco: Four bedroom property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

It might be a little overly stylised for some, but this is certainly a very striking 1930s art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Thanks to Louis for the tip off. The exterior of this one is amazing, with the black windows and railings contracting the white finish. Love the curves and angles too. […]

1960s modernism: Empson Hill property in Kendal, Cumbria

Thanks to Peter for pointing us in the direction of this 1960s modernist property in Kendal, Cumbria. Known as Empson Hill, this is a 1960s build that looks largely unchanged in 50 or so years. Of course, that’s not the only appeal. This is a substantial property in Kendal, which is not far from the […]

1930s art deco: Four-bedroom property in Ovingdean, near Brighton, East Sussex

Not just a good looking piece of architecture, this 1930s art deco property in Ovingdean, near Brighton, East Sussex has also been renovated to an incredibly high standard too. Yes, completely refurbished, but without taking away the character. That’s always key for us and judging by the social media feedback, many of our readers too. […]

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

You might have a little surprise if you pick up this six-bedroom modernist property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex. That’s because it has a celebrity owner. The seller is chat show and radio host Graham Norton, who has decided to give up this wonderful beachfront house around eight years after purchasing it. Why? Who […]

Time capsule for sale: 1960s three-bedroom property in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Something affordable and full of character. This 1960s three-bedroom property in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. According to the agent, this was built to an individual design back in the 1960s and according to the eyes, little has changed in the 50 or so years since. Well, obviously some things have changed, with a slight update here […]

1960s modernism: Patrick O’Keefe-designed property in Langley, Kent

This is interesting, not least because this 1960s Patrick O’Keefe-designed modernist property in Langley, Kent was on this site when last up for sale some years back. We are actually going back to 2012 in regard to that last sale, which gives us an option to compare and contrast. Unfortunately, back then, we only used […]

1930s art deco: Ted Wilford-designed property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

We jumped for joy when we saw this 1930s Ted Wilford-designed art deco property in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire hit the market. That’s because it has been a tough time of late for art deco houses, with a couple featuring on our social media streams that have either been replaced or fallen into severe disrepair. It’s […]