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1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

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1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

Not just striking outside, this 1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex has a rather wonderful interior too. So it should. This place was built in 1980s by the noted architect as his family home. Effectively, this was his calling card back in the day and it is now on the market for […]

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Modernist Yorkshire: Top 20 house finds at WowHaus

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Modernist Yorkshire: Top 20 house finds at WowHaus

Yes, time for another of our round-ups. This time we are up north for Modernist Yorkshire, which is the top 20 house finds since the WowHaus website started. In reverse order, naturally. 20. 1960s Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire This house is the reason we started WowHaus. I recall […]

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Apartment in the Cornelius Armour-designed art deco Luma Tower in Glasgow, Scotland

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Apartment in the Cornelius Armour-designed art deco Luma Tower in Glasgow, Scotland

A wonderful building and right now you have the opportunity to live in this apartment in the Cornelius Armour-designed art deco Luma Tower in Glasgow, Scotland. The Luma Tower is one of the best preserved are deco buildings in Glasgow and as a result has had category B listing status since 1988. Of course, this […]

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Frazer Crane-designed Bridge House modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire

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Frazer Crane-designed Bridge House modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire

I told you we has a second one from this architect. In fact, I think the Frazer Crane-designed Bridge House modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire is even more stunning than the last. It might he vaguely familiar to you too. We had to check through the archives, but we found this one listed as being […]

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1970s Frazer Crane modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire

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1970s Frazer Crane modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire

You might be hearing the name again later today, but for now, let’s look at this 1970s Frazer Crane modernist property in Wilmslow, Cheshire. It is a stunning piece of work. Commissioned back in 1975 by the noted architect (perhaps most famous for his work on George Best’s modernist home in the early 1970s), Stratton […]

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Apartment in the 1950s Stirling & Gowan Langham House Close in Richmond, Surrey

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Apartment in the 1950s Stirling & Gowan Langham House Close in Richmond, Surrey

Always popular, with this apartment in the 1950s Stirling & Gowan-designed Langham House Close in Richmond, Surrey throwing in a rarity value too. Before we get to that, let’s talk about the building itself. That’s a Ham Common block dating back to the late 1950s, one that is described as a ‘benchmark against which all […]

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1960s modernist property in Bath, Somerset

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1960s modernist property in Bath, Somerset

Not a lot of information about this, so we are going for a 1960s modernist property in Bath, Somerset for the description. It’s all about the architecture here, as the inside is a bit hit and miss as it stands, But this is definitely worth talking about. The house is one of a small number […]

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1930s Oliver Hill-designed Cherry Hill art deco property on the Wentworth Estate, Surrey

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1930s Oliver Hill-designed Cherry Hill art deco property on the Wentworth Estate, Surrey

I think this one has been up for a while, but the 1930s Oliver Hill-designed Cherry Hill art deco property on the Wentworth Estate, Surrey has only just come into our radar. Thanks to Steven for pointing it out, although pulling together the facts on this one has been tough. Of course, it the work […]

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Apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

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Apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

All the original features are still in place in this apartment in Breton House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2. Breton House was completed in 1972, a terrace block on the Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed brutalist estate is made up of 99 studio flats and 12 two-room penthouse maisonettes, with this being one of those […]

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1960s Norman Starrett modernist townhouse in Chislehurst, Kent

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1960s Norman Starrett modernist townhouse in Chislehurst, Kent

Not seen one of these on the market since 2011. So we are excited to see this 1960s Norman Starrett modernist townhouse in Chislehurst, Kent appear on our radar. That last one was a renovation job, This one is at the other end of the spectrum. But both share the same site, which is Greenwood, […]

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Now derelict: 1960s midcentury modern property in Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Now derelict: 1960s midcentury modern property in Newark, Nottinghamshire

Thanks to Kai for letting us know about the fate of this 1960s midcentury modern property in Newark, Nottinghamshire. As you might recall, this house was up for sale back in 2013 and at the time, it looked like a decent renovation project. But that hasn’t happened. As you can see from the photos, the […]

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Apartment in the Aberdeen Wharf warehouse conversion, London E1W

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Apartment in the Aberdeen Wharf warehouse conversion, London E1W

We haven’t featured an industrial conversion for a while, so this apartment in the Aberdeen Wharf warehouse, London E1W has come along at the perfect time. Aberdeen Wharf is an impressive looking converted warehouse, located opposite the Rose Gardens, in the heart of Wapping and a building that still packs a punch when it comes […]

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1960s Trevor Dannatt modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

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1960s Trevor Dannatt modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

The agents don’t mention it, but we believe that is a 1960s Trevor Dannatt modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3. At least that’s an educated guess based on comparing locations and descriptions. Why is this a big deal? Well, because Dannatt is one of the most important British modernist architects of the 20th century. So […]

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1960s modernist property in Romiley, near Stockport, Cheshire

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1960s modernist property in Romiley, near Stockport, Cheshire

Really don’t know great deal about this one. So we’ll just go for a 1960s modernist property in Romiley, near Stockport, Cheshire. I suspect there is a ‘name’ architect attached to this one and obviously in this area thoughts drift to Frazer Crane. But that’s really just speculation. There’s no evidence to point to him […]

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Apartment in the brutalist Park Hill development, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Apartment in the brutalist Park Hill development, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

We saw these up for sale ‘off plan’, but this is the first time we have seen an apartment in the brutalist Park Hill development, Sheffield, South Yorkshire on the secondary market. Once upon a time, this was the future. Streets in the sky and a self-contained inner city village that had its own shops, […]

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1960s time capsule near Richmond Park, London SW14

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1960s time capsule near Richmond Park, London SW14

It doesn’t look much from the outside, but this is a wonderful 1960s time capsule near Richmond Park, London SW14. It was built in 1964 by architect HMR Finn for his family and whilst quite traditional architecturally, it does have plenty of interesting features that make this quite an appealing proposition. The most significant one […]

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Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen-designed Pavilion House in Southwold, Suffolk

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Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen-designed Pavilion House in Southwold, Suffolk

Anyone for some Scandinavian modernism? You need the Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen-designed Pavilion House in Southwold, Suffolk. Thanks to Rob on Twitter for tipping us off about this special home, the work of Danish architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norn Architects just three years ago. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and bordering farmland, the house […]

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1930s Hermann Zweigenthal modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

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1930s Hermann Zweigenthal modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3

This 1930s Hermann Zweigenthal modernist property in Hampstead, London NW3 has just gone on the market for the first time in 65 years. Hermann Zweigenthal was born in Vienna, but made his name in Germany, not least with the noted Kant Garage, Berlin. He left Germany in 1933 and came to the UK via Switzerland, […]

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A House Through Time: TV Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8

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A House Through Time: TV Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8

Are you watching A House Through Time on BBC2? If so, you might recognise this Georgian house in Falkner Street, Liverpool L8. Interesting to see the house go up for sale at the same time as the TV show. But to be fair, you can’t blame the owner. This is a weekly ad for the […]

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1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House property Windlesham, Surrey

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1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House property Windlesham, Surrey

We are kicking off the year with something very special. This 1960s Erno Goldfinger Teesdale House modernist property Windlesham, Surrey. Special because the grade II-listed Teesdale House was a big budget affair. It was built for Jack Perry, a businessman who made his money developing trade links with China in the 1950s and 1960s. According […]

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Lindsey and Peter Wislocki’s Ivel House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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Lindsey and Peter Wislocki’s Ivel House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Something modern and stylish, courtesy of Lindsey and Peter Wislocki’s Ivel House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Well, we say modern but this is now actually 17 years old. Not that it looks its age. The house was built in 2000 by and for Lindsey and Peter Wislocki in a bold modernist style that still looks cutting […]

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1960s Ideal Home Show property in Copmanthorpe, near York

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1960s Ideal Home Show property in Copmanthorpe, near York

Not sure the interior sells it for us, but this 1960s modernist property in Copmanthorpe, near York has some pedigree. It was actually built in 1970, but we have listed it as a 1960s design because the property’s design was featured at the 1960 Ideal Home exhibition and no doubt picked up by the owners […]

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1980s David Richmond Associates Geodesic Dome property in Tatsfield, Kent

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1980s David Richmond Associates Geodesic Dome property in Tatsfield, Kent

The 1980s are underrepresented on these pages, so we are putting that right with this David Richmond Associates property in Tatsfield, Kent. Thanks to Alan for flagging up this bold architectural statement, which dates back to 1986, the work of architects David Richmond Associates and a house that with a ‘Geodesic Dome’ structure. According to […]

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Apartment in Stirling & Gowan’s 1950s Langham House Close in Richmond, London TW10

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Apartment in Stirling & Gowan’s 1950s Langham House Close in Richmond, London TW10

Another of these on the market. But any apartment in Stirling & Gowan’s 1950s Langham House Close in Richmond, London TW10 tends to be popular. You probably know that this development has grade II*-listed status, described by the 20th Century Society as ‘a benchmark against which all other apartment blocks can be measured’. So some […]

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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 […]