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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

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
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.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

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 the very first time.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

A lot of 1980s domestic property does sometimes have an issue of dating (and not particularly well), but that’s not the case here. This one still looks cutting edge almost 40 years on. Perhaps that’s why the hour has a rare Grade II* listing by Historic England, which described it as ‘a particularly finely-executed example of post-war architecture’.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

It was also a ‘personal labour of love’ for the architect ‘on a site he knew well’, forming part of the garden of the architect’s previous home. Historic England also talk about it as ‘the finest work of an architect of considerable talent… the ultimate expression of his love of timber, creative approach to spatial planning and his meticulous skill for detail’.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

That timber is the real star here, used both inside and out, the latter (recently replaced) working well with the nature around it, which covers around three acres. But there’s also the bold design, the subtle use of curves (again inside and out), the open living spaces, bespoke furnishings and the glazing, which frames some lovely garden views. Check put that office space too, I dream of somewhere like that.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

Lots of living space too. The ground floor is made up of the living room, a dining area and kitchen leading through to a large utility room, plus two bedrooms, a bedroom / study, further utility room, bathroom and WC. Also on the ground floor is an integral double garage / workshop with an additional cloakroom and a bedroom over.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

On the first floor you will find two further bedrooms, one of which is described as a ‘particularly impressive master’, looking out over the surrounding land. A family bathroom finishes things off.

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

More images on the listing, all of which are worthy of your time. If you want to move in, you will need around £1,395,000. Note that there is a viewing day coming up too. Details of the that on the listing.

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Thanks also to Nick for the tip off!

1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex
1980s Walter Greaves modernist property in Runcton, West Sussex

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Airbnb find: 1950s Georges Lacaze modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

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Airbnb find: 1950s Georges Lacaze modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

Remember this one? It was up for sale for a while, but now you can rent the 1950s Georges Lacaze modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France via Airbnb.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

It was (and still is) one of our most popular house finds. Basically, it ticks all the boxes. Location, setting, architecture and features. This one has the lot. And now you don’t need the full asking price to enjoy it.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

No, you can rent this one via Airbnb. Just a 10-minute drive from Bergerac airport and a short walk from the main town, this place can take up to eight guests at a time, with the full house available to you. But note that the wonderful indoor pool is only full and heated from June to August.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

Oh and don’t think you are walking into a museum, this place has everything from Sky TV, a film projector and the internet through to a table tennis, trampolining, canoeing and a BBQ, depending on whether you are inside and out. You can also open the bi-folding doors and the pool becomes a huge indoor / outdoor social space.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

All of which is appealing, but just enjoying this bold, angular house is perhaps the biggest selling point. It was designed between 1956 and 1959 by the architect Georges Lacaze alongside his partner John Paul Pic and has listed status in France since 2008.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

Enjoy the Dordogne setting from the windows and balcony areas to go inside and check out the original René Fray kitchen from the 1950s, along with all the other design classics within the lovely, flowing reception spaces. Did we mention the fireplace? That’s a bit special too. An absolute dream of a renovation.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

If you like it, you can buy it as it is technically still on the market. But if you just want to stay here, you can do that too. It is priced at £256 per night, which doesn’t sound cheap initially. But with five bedrooms and room for up to eight people, this is definitely one for family and friends. Especially as Bergerac airport serves the budget airlines, which definitely cuts down on the cost.

Images and details courtesy of Airbnb. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
1950s Georges Lacaze-designed modernist property in Bergerac, Dordogne, France

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Modernist Yorkshire: Top 20 house finds at WowHaus

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Modernist Yorkshire: Top 20 house finds at WowHaus

20. 1960s Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
20. 1960s Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

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
20. 1960s Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

20. 1960s Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

This house is the reason we started WowHaus.

I recall spending an evening looking for interesting houses and wanting to tell everyone about them. This one being the standout that day. I still love it and I hope that wonderful sixties interior is still in place. This was something of a bargain back in 2011 too.

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19. 1960s modernist property in Beverley, East Yorkshire
19. 1960s modernist property in Beverley, East Yorkshire

19. 1960s modernist property in Beverley, East Yorkshire

This one was a fascinating renovation project.

Unoccupied for some time, the house was packed with period detail, but did need work to being it back to its best. Hopefully someone did that as this was something of a rare find. Would hate to think of it being gutted.

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18. 1930s art deco four-bedroomed house in Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
18. 1930s art deco four-bedroomed house in Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

18. 1930s art deco four-bedroomed house in Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Art deco in need of work? Always popular.

This one had plenty of period features in place and a strong look about it. It needed sharpening up, but this would be an art deco lover’s dream.

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17. 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury modern property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
17. 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury modern property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

17. 1960s Elsworth Sykes-designed Garth House midcentury modern property in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

This one has actually been on the market twice during the site’s lifetime.

Popular on both occasions too. Dating back to 1963, it wasn’t quite a time capsule due to work extending the place. But much of the internal space did have an original look about it. A very striking exterior too.

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16. 1960s modernist property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
16. 1960s modernist property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

16. 1960s modernist property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Some lovely properties in Sheffield, including this one.

First time on the market too. As you might expect, not a lot has changed, but we did worry that the size of the plot might attract someone wanting to radically alter this one? Did they? If it’s local to you, do let us know.

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15. 1970s architect-designed modernist property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
15. 1970s architect-designed modernist property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

15. 1970s architect-designed modernist property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Amazing how many houses we have featured in the Huddersfield area, which is something of a modernist hot spot. This was an early find in that area.

Interesting, angular and although updated, the original design was still being respected. Saying that, not sure how you could change it much.

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14. Five-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
14. Five-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

14. Five-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate is a popular place for art deco architecture. This was one of the more substantial finds.

Periods features and the 1930s look still survive, although the finish was perhaps not to everyone’s taste. Saying that, decor is probably the least of your worries. That’s the easiest thing to change.

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13. Four-bedroom contemporary modernist house property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
13. Four-bedroom contemporary modernist house property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

13. Four-bedroom contemporary modernist house property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

It isn’t all about old when it comes to popularity. This one only dates back to 2004.

One of a group of high-end builds, it offers open plan living, all the premium features you would expect and an internal swimming pool. A luxury lifestyle and for less than the equivalent in the south east.

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12. 1970s Stan Wilson-designed two bedroom house in Hutton Village, Guisborough, North Yorkshire
12. 1970s Stan Wilson-designed two bedroom house in Hutton Village, Guisborough, North Yorkshire

12. 1970s Stan Wilson-designed two bedroom house in Hutton Village, Guisborough, North Yorkshire

This was the dream renovation project.

Right price, distinctive look and much of the 1970s still in place within. It even had an integral garage and workshop. Work obviously needed here, but someone could have got themselves a dream of a house for the cost of a flat (or less) in some places.

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11. 1960s Arthur Quarmby-designed modernist property in Almondbury, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
11. 1960s Arthur Quarmby-designed modernist property in Almondbury, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

11. 1960s Arthur Quarmby-designed modernist property in Almondbury, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

More Huddersfield and the name Arthur Quarmby, who also appears higher up this list with something much more famous.

This is quite traditional in comparison, but does have plenty of design features in place, not least the mezzanine above the living room. The finish might well have needed freshening up, but the architecture and the price definitely worked for us.

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10. Three-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Wakefield, West Yorkshire
10. Three-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

10. Three-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

£250k or less could have got you this place in Wakefield.

It needed work and had the look of a house left to decline over a number of years. But relatively untouched 1930s houses are very thin on the ground and as such, this would have been an attractive option for someone. At that price, there might have been room in the budget to get the work done too.

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9. 1950s midcentury property in Bridlington, East Yorkshire
9. 1950s midcentury property in Bridlington, East Yorkshire

9. 1950s midcentury property in Bridlington, East Yorkshire

We can all enjoy this midcentury modern property on the East Yorkshire coast.

Why? Because this wonderful house is available to rent via Airbnb. So a weekend here isn’t out of the question. Periods features aplenty plus all the modern-era conveniences you require. Oh yes, you might even see David Hockney at the local shops too.

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8. 1960s midcentury-style four-bedroom property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
8. 1960s midcentury-style four-bedroom property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

8. 1960s midcentury-style four-bedroom property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Sadly this one was out of our price range. Which is a shame as we quite fancied it as our next home.

Individually designed and sitting on a one-acre site, this is pure midcentury modern and a house that has been on the receiving end of a well thought-out renovation. Hopefully it still looks like this when it next comes on the market.

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7. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in South Crosland, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
7. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in South Crosland, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

7. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in South Crosland, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

To be honest, I’m surprised to see this one so high up. Again, price comes into play.

It’s an interesting art deco find, in a decent plot with lovely views and priced under £400k. Where it fall down is character within. Hopefully whoever bought it attended to that side of things.

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6. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Harrogate, Yorkshire
6. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Harrogate, Yorkshire

6. Four-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Harrogate, Yorkshire

We are more keen on this art deco property in (of course) Harrogate.

West Hill went on the market for the first time in 50 years, offering an exterior that really is hard to beat. Yes, again we have an interior that doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor. But there are plenty of 1930s details dotted around.

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5. Arthur Quarmby-designed Underhill house in Holme, West Yorkshire
5. Arthur Quarmby-designed Underhill house in Holme, West Yorkshire

5. Arthur Quarmby-designed Underhill house in Holme, West Yorkshire

Now this is the Arthur Quarmby house we all know.

Designed over 40 years ago for Arthur and his family, Underhill is an ‘earth sheltered’ property that manages not to be dark and dreary. Quite the opposite. Oh yes, check out the indoor pool area too. Very of its era. A landmark house and deservedly in the top five.

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4. 1950s midcentury Farnley Hey house by Peter Womersley in Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
4. 1950s midcentury Farnley Hey house by Peter Womersley in Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

4. 1950s midcentury Farnley Hey house by Peter Womersley in Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Another landmark house and again in the Huddersfield area.

This was on the market for a long time, with a couple of price drops along the way. Someone got a very good deal in the end. One of the most significant modern houses on the north, little has changed here since the mid-1950s, right down to the lemon yellow Formica panels. Love the fact that there’s a ‘Dancefloor’ room in here too.

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3. Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed Heathcote grade II-listed Arts and Crafts house in Ilkley, West Yorkshire
3. Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed Heathcote grade II-listed Arts and Crafts house in Ilkley, West Yorkshire

3. Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed Heathcote grade II-listed Arts and Crafts house in Ilkley, West Yorkshire

We need to feature more Arts and Crafts houses. They always prove popular. None more so than this one in Ilkley.

Designed back in 1906 as a house, it later became a company HQ, with the company in question looking after all the architectural details of the place in the 50+ years of corporate use. It went on the market with the aim of being turned back into a house once more, but at £1,995,000 it was obviously an opportunity only open to a select few.

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2. Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
2. Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

2. Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Renowned architect Peter Aldington built this for a close friend in 1967. Not a lot changed in the years that followed.

Grade II-listed, open-plan living and a house packed with the kind of features buyers crave. This was the 1960s dream and at £295k, one of the cheaper houses on these pages too.

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1. 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire
1. 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire

1. 1930s Blenkinsopp and Scratchard art deco property in Castleford, Yorkshire

It had to be number one really. This has been on the market three times over the lifetime of this site and each time proving as popular as the last.

Some have criticised the location, but you can’t criticise the architecture. A well-maintained house (and former doctor’s surgery), it has been renovated to bring out there best of the past whilst ensuring it is still a house fit for the modern era. Oh yes, do check out the bathroom in this one.

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For all of our Yorkshire property finds, have a browse here.

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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

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

Apartment in the Cornelius Armour-designed art deco Luma Tower in Glasgow, Scotland
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 is no longer used for light bulb manufacturing (its original purpose), having been converted into apartments in the early 90s after a period of dereliction.

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

In fact, the housing association that took on the building pretty much stopped this one from being demolished, so credit is definitely due in that direction. It resulted in 43 apartments in the original building, with a further 12 in a ‘creative reproduction’ of the original building’s style to the rear.

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

This is a two-bedroom apartment and one that might be familiar if you read interiors magazines regularly. Apparently this one has appeared in Ideal Homes’ ’25 Beautiful Homes’ magazine and you can see why.

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

While the structure maintains the 1930s look, the interior is a rather cool retro/modern finish, with subdued shades for the walls, some classic design pieces dotted around the place and a lovely flow about the place. You can imagine this being a great place for a party or family gathering.

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

In terms of the layout, a hallway leads to the spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living room with high ceilings, with two double bedrooms beyond that, as well as a large shower room with heated floor.

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

Externally, the property has a security entry system and private parking to the front plus access to the front and rear landscaped gardens.

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

£139,999 is the asking price of this one.

Images and details courtesy of Purple Bricks. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Oh, we couldn’t resist this. Fancy a step back in time? Check out this amazing 1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

It is pretty much unchanged since it was built in the 1960s – built by the seller’s father and with the decor untouched since it was completed. As you might have guessed, it is on the market for the very first time.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Where do we start? Well, there’s the fireplace, the bar, the wood panelling, the original kitchen, the colourful cupboards, the floral wallpaper and that rather primitive bathroom space.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Ok, the idea of skipping 50 years of history might not be for everyone – and we are not saying everything should be left ‘as is’. But this is such an amazing find and we genuinely hope someone keeps the spirit of this one alive rather than simply gutting and modernising.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

As for space, the upper level has three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, the original bathroom and with separate toilet. On the lower level is a cork floor kitchen with original cupboards, an old electric cooker and an adjoining dining area.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The main lounge has an ‘architecturally designed’ fireplace, retro bar with the old Pope fridge, and that timber cladding. There is also a study on the lower level.

Fancy it? $450,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of realestate.com.au. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1960s time capsule in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter

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Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter

Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter
Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter

We haven’t actually seem a copy of this yet, but as the area is one of the most popular on the site, we thought we should flag up Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise by Tim Street-Porter.

Basically, this is an overview of modernism in the area. Described as a ‘mecca for the international jet set’, it also drew in some of the most influential architects of the day and as a result, some bold modernist architecture.

That architectural legacy remains, with many of the city’s modernist residential treasures have been restored or picked up by fans of the style and its most productive era.

This books promises original new photography, capturing ‘the allure of this famed modernist destination’ plus key examples such as the Annenberg Estate, the Ford House and the Kaufmann House, shown in their splendour and as restorations in the modern era.

The book also features a resource section, providing modernist furnishing stores and other points of interest.

So an overview, a travel guide and general resource. The only downside is that this hardback from Rizzoli doesn’t come cheap. It retails for £57.95.

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Get a Lego replica go your house with Little Brick Lane

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Get a Lego replica go your house with Little Brick Lane

Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane

Want your house immortalised in Lego? You could go about trying to do it yourself or you could get Little Brick Lane to do it for you.

According to the listing on Etsy, Little Brick Lane uses architectural plans and photographs to build home models with both exterior and interior details using brand new Lego bricks. It can take between 8 to 10 weeks, with the price dependent on how large your home is. Basically, it is priced per square footage of the original house.

Downside? Well, the two examples on the site show traditional US homes, so I’m not sure how that would play out with something modernist or period. The other issue is that the site is based in the US. Not a problem if you are, but if you happen to be in the UK, you can add around £75 to the price.

The house shown here is estimated to cost £1,857.22. But if you want to know how much it is for your place, do give them a shout.

Little Brick Lane at Etsy

Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane
Get a Lego replica go your home with Little Brick Lane

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1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

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1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

After the sales come the new ranges. Which brings us to the 1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde.

Yes, this is a new arrival. Or actually arrivals in the multiple as there are a lot of rather nice midcentury modern pieces within this new range.

That includes two sizes of shelving unit, two variations on the sideboard, a dressing table, a TV / media unit and an entryway bench. The look is consistent across all the pieces, with the 1950s looming large, as does the acacia wood and in many cases, the tapered legs too.

1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

It’s a really cool, joined-up range and if you are looking at kitting out a room or apartment, it’s definitely worth checking out. Well, if this is your look or era, obviously.

As for prices, they vary depending on your choice of piece. But as a guide, the range goes from £439 right up to £1,369 for the large shelving unit.

Find out more at the Maisons Du Monde website

1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde
1950s-style Yucca furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

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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

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

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

It might he vaguely familiar to you too. We had to check through the archives, but we found this one listed as being up for sale back in 2011. Frustratingly, the original listing isn’t here, but it is up for exactly the same price. Although it wasn’t exactly cheap back then.

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

Details on the new listing are vague, but what we know is that Bridge House dates from the 1970s, the work of the much-loved Frazer Crane (someone should do a book on his work) and in a sought-after location. The original details also pointed to this being ‘sympathetically maintained’, which indicates not a great deal has changed structurally.

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

I would suspect as much. Although looking at the images of the previous listing does suggest modernisation in terms of the fixtures and the finish. Certainly more contemporary, but not much difference architecturally.

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

So open and double height living space, glass walls, balcony areas, a largely white finish and that feature curved / spiral staircase as a focal point. A wall of glazing across the rear of the property too and a bridge leading to the front door. Presumably where the house got its name from.

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

Of course, it’s quite a substantial property if that’s what you need. The layout includes an entrance reception / hallway with that amazing staircase down to the main living space and doors leading off to the four double bedrooms. One of those is the master with en-suite bathroom and his ’n’ hers separate dressing rooms.

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

The lower living room opens onto the dining room, which in turn opens onto the rear garden and the extensive (and very modern) kitchen and breakfast space. Other space includes a play room / family room, a utility room, a further WC and the family bathroom.

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

Plenty going on outside as well, with a rear garden mainly laid to lawn and overlooking open countryside. To the front the property, which is accessed via a private driveway, is more lawn and plants and the bridge leading to a double garage.

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

As we said, the price for this one is unchanged from 2011, but that’s still a hefty chunk of money. You will need around £1,350,000 before you can consider this as your next home.

Images and details courtesy of Meller Braggins. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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

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Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

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Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

Not sure if it’s still the case, but these used to be so cheap to buy. If you missed out, you can always rent this apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany via Airbnb.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

The building is of course, a modernist icon and one of the great man’s cities in the sky, dating back to 1957 and just a short walk from the Olympic Stadium. That’s not far from the centre of Berlin via the U-Bahn (or S-Bahn) if I’m not mistaken (although it is some years since a trod that path).

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

It’s quite a building. You can probably see that just by looking at that bold modernist exterior. There are actually 530 living areas / apartments over its 10 floors, along with a shop and a post office on the ground floor and some nearby green space is the concrete gets a bit much.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

I think there was some kind of renovation a few years back, but the apartments are obviously down to the owners. This one seems to have been taken on by a Le Corbusier obsessive.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

Described as a ‘historically renovated’ apartment, it has two bedrooms with one single and one queen bed. There are also built-in closets, two ‘split level’ floors and a itchen with all the original design elements by Perriand (the 1954 Marseille kitchen plus a kodern stove, fridge and coffee machine.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

There is also a living room with original furniture and built-ins by Corbusier, Perriand, Prouve and Wegner plus plenty of reading matter about Le Corbusier if you are feeling inspired. Finally. a bath with tub and shower (a 1929 shower as in Villa Savoie) and a small balcony area, which actually hosts a hammock for some reason.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

Also here is Wi-fi, cable TV, wireless speakers and more for technology lovers and if you want some amazing views, you’ll be pleased to know that access to the entire building is allowed, so head up to the top floor for those. Don’t worry, there are lifts.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

As we said, these were cheap to buy and it seems they are cheap to rent as well. According to the Airbnb site, you can rent this apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany for just £9 per night. Yes, really.

Images and details courtesy of Airbnb. For more details and to book, please visit the website.

Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation in Berlin, Germany
Airbnb find: Apartment in the Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, Germany

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