An architect’s 1960’s home

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 by KiM

This home is WILD! This is what you get when an architect in the 60’s designs himself a house. One of the great post-war Modern houses in London, Housden House was designed and built by architect Brian Housden for himself and his family between 1963-65. Presented to the market in beautifully original condition, this is the first time that the house has been available for sale. The concept is a clear demonstration of Housden’s understanding of pioneering European modernism, sharing many principles with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre in Paris. The façade, a mix of protruding concrete platforms and glass bricks, belies the scale of the house, which is best captured from the rear. The back of the house is almost completely glazed with glass bricks, flooding the internal space with a warm westerly light at every level. The house is in fascinatingly original condition, having been lovingly maintained by the Housden family throughout its history. You can read all of the details as this house is for sale on (and now under offer).

Sparky says:

YIKES!

axie says:

Unique!

Thom says:

Haha,
it‘s in ˋthe black windmill´ too ….
with Michael Caine and Donald Pleasence …

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