This was the Future, Vol.43

typed for your pleasure on 18 April 2010, at 7.36 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Electric seance’ by Pram

Next time you happen to find yourself southwest of central London, Engerland, why not make a detour and visit the town of Frimley? I was going to say ‘make a brief detour’, but after spotting this beauty, it’s odds on that you’ll be there for a while.

Designed in 1966, the house contains three bedrooms, a reception room, a kitchen / breakfast room, a courtyard, and a single garage. But there’s only one bathroom for all three floors?? That’s probably going to cause more problems (read: fistfights) than it’ll solve.

What I particularly like about the property is that the exterior resembles some sort of futuristic Modish castle; that’s undoubtedly due to the half-circle windows and the cylindrical whatever-the-hell-that-is on the front of the building. When you think about it, it kinda fits, though; after all, what do they say a man’s home is?

It’s ace in and of itself that a house like this exists, but even more fantastic is that there’s actually a group of houses that all look like that — thirty-two, in fact, all in the same neighbourhood. And as I’d found this place as a listing on The Modern House Estate Agents, you’ll be interested to know that it’s currently under offer, so although it may be bought or rented out soon, on the other hand, it may not. And does that offer apply to all thirty-two of the buildings? Cos that’d be a hell of a deal

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

This was the Future, Vol.17: supplemental on December 12th, 2009

This was the Future, Vol.12 on June 3rd, 2005

4 have spoken to “This was the Future, Vol.43”

  1. veach writes:

    I question the madness of anyone who could call this mod house their abode…but only shop for furniture at IKEA. If it weren’t for all the visible flex’s and extension leads, I’d also conclude the electronics were actually IKEA cardboard mock-ups as well.

  2. Davecat writes:

    Yeah; unfortunately you see a lot of these lovely 20th century Modern-era homes bought by people who didn’t think to also carry the interior decoration to its logical conclusion. I mean, on the one hand, you can say that buying period furniture for your period home ain’t exactly cheap, but then, if you were really worried about money in the first place, then why’d you go with an undoubtedly expensive post-modern house?
    Man, kids today. 😐

  3. Everhard writes:

    I used to work in Frimley from 1979 to 83 and for most of that time I lived here (where the black car is parked in the drive):,+camberley&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=16.240657,30.014648&ie=UTF8&hq=heatherside,&hnear=Camberley,+UK&ll=51.327938,-0.700148&spn=0.000523,0.000916&t=k&z=20

    I never noticed those modern apartments, but I guess they are in a secluded spot somewhere.

    Small world, but hard to miss it if you fall…

  4. Davecat writes:

    Aw man, the map coordinates don’t work! Probably just as well, as I would move there immediately. That’s just the kind of bloke I am.

    You and one of your lasses should make a point to drive round to that modernist Frimley subdivision, and get a couple of pics in! I can see it now: Joanna points out the passenger window out at one of them, you snap a pic, etc etc.

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