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Retro houses: More recent finds from WowHaus

We have neglected this feature for a couple of weeks, mainly due to time constraints. So think of this as a catch-up for the best retro house finds over at WowHaus.

1960s Michael Newberry-designed modernist property in Falmouth, Cornwall (pictured above)

Built for the architect for his own use. He could obviously spot a good location too.

That waterside spot is obviously a draw, along with the 1960s features, the extensive glazing and the open plan living space.

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

Always love an Eichler, especially one that has been renovated as well as this.

The house was designed by  A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons for Joseph Eichler as a ‘model home’ for an Eichler development and more recently has undergone a stylus midcentury makeover. This is living the dream.

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1960s Andrews, Emerson & Sherlock-designed modernist property in London SW19

1960s modernism in the capital.

One of a number of similar properties dating from around 1961 – 1963, this one is a mix of the old and the new, with original (or period) windows, flooring and internal doors offering that ‘60s feel.

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1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

A very distinctive house from 1963.

It has been sympathetically updated and extended, but the standout feature of that double height reception room pen to the equally stylish stairway and gallery are still here, along with other period features.

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1960s grade II-listed Vista Point by Patrick Gwynne in Angmering, West Sussex

You can’t actually buy this place, but you can spend time in it as a holiday let.

A wonderful place with a coastal location, wonderful views, your own pool and living space that screams ‘retro’ as soon as you walk through the door. A great place to spend some time.

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1950s midcentury modern property in Berkeley, California, USA

Interesting design, very well maintained.

Walls of glass, a balcony space and a finish that’s clean and stylish. We love it.

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1960s modernist house on the Cockaigne Housing Group development in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

A house with architectural appeal as well as a great sense of community.

That’s because you get share land and facilities with the other residents, including a self-contained guest flat. A for the house, that’s single-storey sixties living, with a mix of new finishes and maintained period details.

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1970s Norman Brooks-designed modernist property in Canvey Island, Essex

A typically 1970s exterior and a time capsule behind the front door.

Ok, not a complete time capsule, but a lot of the 1970s remains, right down to the kitchen.

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Andy Warhol’s first studio in Upper East Side, New York City, USA

Something of historical interest – the place where Warhol created some of his greatest works.

This is the studio Warhol moved into after outgrowing his mother’s house, staying here for a few years whilst creating some of his best-known artwork. I is still used by an art company, but is now available for use or development.

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1950s Marcel Breuer-designed Levy House in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

An architectural icon, up for sale for the first time.

Everything is as the architect intended, from the lengthy glazing to the custom staircase and much in-between. Perhaps some updating is needed, but very little to make this a stunner once more.

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1960s Mervyn Seal-designed Bridge House in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Back in the UK for a house originally designed by the noted architect for himself.

Great location with plenty of land, plus a distinctive look and an interior, whilst updated, still has plenty of style.

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Ernst L Freud-designed 1930s art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2

Another house where the selling point is the exterior.

Well, it is for fans of the era, as that looks fairly untouched. Fans of deco will also love the terrace space too. Beyond that, we are looking at a very modern interior, with the added bonus of a swimming pool inside.

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