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Retro house finds: The pick of the week from WowHaus

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Not all of the houses featured on the WowHaus site class a retro, but a good number do. Here is the pick of the best retro houses on the site in the last seven days.


1960s Howard Wong-designed midcentury property in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (pictured above)

First time on the market for this 1960s gem and its stunning views out to sea.

Stunning inside too, with this two-storey concrete and steel structure packing so much 1960a charm, from the curved walls to a spiral staircase. A party central from a bygone age.

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Midcentury-style property in Prestbury, Cheshire

We’re not sure of the exact age of this place, but we would guess it was constructed around the late 1960s. Great to see the beams still in place, as well as plenty of period fixtures and fittings. Some nice furniture of the era too.

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1960s Raymond Fischer-designed modernist property in Andrésy, northern France

Designed by a student of Le Corbusier, it has changed little since the 1960s.

Great two-level space, some terraces to take in the garden and views and form what we can see, a space that has changed little over the years.

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1970s Antti Lovag-designed Maison Bernard in Théoule sur Mer, southern France

Sadly this isn’t for sale, but you can now go around it if you wish.

The architect is perhaps best known for Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles (aka Bubble Palace), which is up for sale. This is actually his first project though, a wonderful futuristic pad that’s just undergone a lengthy renovation. To show that off you can book in for a tour if you are in the area.

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Apartment in the Berthold Lubetkin-designed grade I-listed Highpoint building in London N6

A grade I-listed moderist icon – and you can live on the 6th floor.

That means great views of course, along with an apartment that looks freshly updated and communal perks such as the gardens, outdoor pool and tennis courts.

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1960s midcentury Eichler property in San Rafael. California, USA

Another first time on the market, but looking a little more contemporary than you might think.

Hardly modern, as the Eichler look and feel has been maintained. But this midcentury property does have a clean, contemporary finish, which work well with the house and its more vintage furnishings.

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1970s Michael Brawne-designed modernist property in Fishers Pond, Hampshire

This is something of a time capsule, with little change since the architecture designed it some decades back.

Wonderful grounds, bold architecture and a bygone era inside. Love the ceilings, the open spaces and the fittings. It might need some updating, but this is a wonderful starting point.

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