The aptly named Concrete House has listed for £1.35m in Bristol, and it’s one of the first homes of its kind built in Britain.
The Grade II-listed property was designed in 1934 by Connell, Ward & Lucas, who followed Le Corbusier’s Dom-ino system – which envisioned homes made of concrete slabs and columns, and a single staircase on the side joining each level.
Its boxy exterior is relatively austere, with white walls and Crittal glass, but inside there are surprising amounts of colour. Bright yellow ceilings meet mossy green and red walls, with oak floorboards running throughout the living space.
As well as globe-shaped period light fittings, furniture created by the architects are still in place, including a built-in sound system hidden behind wooden cabinets. The Bristol property’s seven bedrooms are accessed via a glass-wrapped staircase, leading to a roof terrace overlooking the trees. The Modern House has the listing.