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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…

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Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton

If you appreciated the last property we featured, you are probably the target audience for the upcoming Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton. Why Cook? Well, Sydney Cook was borough architect in Camden and a man…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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