Once upon a time (at least, in some areas), social housing was a way for architects to express themselves. Which is how this 1970s Peter Tabori-designed modernist maisonette in Highgate New Town, London came into being.
We have featured the design on everything from artwork to tableware in the past, but if you want a piece of the iconic tower block for real, you can buy a three-bedroomed maisonette in Trellick Tower on Golborne Road, North Kensington in London right now.
Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats, designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1966, but not completed until 1972. It's an instantly-recognisable design, not least because of its stark exterior with separate lift and service tower. It’s grade II-listed as well as being social housing – although some apartments / flats have gone into private ownership. This being one of the few.
Fancy some city living with a midcentury twist? Well, if you have the money to spare, you can secure yourself this two-bedroom penthouse maisonette in 1970s-designed Barbican, London EC2.
It's arranged over the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of Bunyan Court, on the north side of a development that was finally completed in 1972 to a design by architects Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. The site was Grade II listed in 2001 in recognition of its architectural significance and still looks striking today.