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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…

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

We have featured a few of these in the past, but this 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed modernist townhouse in Detroit, Michigan, USA is perhaps the most original we have seen. Dating back to 1959, this is one of a…

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1950s modernism: Donald and Helen Olsen House in Berkeley, California, USA

First time on the market for the Donald and Helen Olsen House in Berkeley, California, USA. That’s quite something too considering the house dates back to 1955. It’s actually the architect’s own home too, as well as a property on…

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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…

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Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings by Cemal Emden

This actually popped up last month, but I only spotted Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings by Cemal Emden this week. Glad I did, as it really does sound like a winner. Here’s the background. In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden decided…

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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…

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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,…

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1930s modernism: The Lubetkin Penthouse in the Highpoint II building, London N6

We have featured the Highpoint buildings in the past, but The Lubetkin Penthouse in the Highpoint II building, London N6 is pretty special. As you might have worked out, the apartment here was designed by Berthold Lubetkin for his own…

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Contemporary modernism: Four-bedroom property in Abbots Leigh, near Bristol

Something modern for a change. This four-bedroom modernist property in Abbots Leigh, near Bristol. We like it, but with just one minor reservation. More on that in a moment. But for now, let’s look at the many plus points. The…

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1960s modernism: Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey property in London SE3

This didn’t actually start out like this. But right now you can buy this 1960s Arthur Rubenstein-designed four-storey modernist property in London SE3. Originally, this was a pair of split level maisonettes, following the pattern for the rest of the…

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