Living Area: 194 sq.m.Details: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

The 1970s get a bad rap when it comes to home decor. It’s often referred to as “the decade that design forgot,” and most people associate it with a color palette of burnt orange and brown, along with accessories and furniture decked out in those shades.

But many of today’s biggest design trends can be traced to the era. The boho chic, macrame-filled style made popular by Instagram influencers everywhere?

You can thank the ’70s for that. Hues of mustard yellow and avocado green? These were the better half of the preferred palette of the decade. Terrazzo? Shag carpet? Rattan? All can be credited to the ’70s.

Seventies homes may not have the high ceilings of Victorian terraces, or the minimalist design features of Modernist homes, but they do have an abundance of space.

With rooms big enough to allow you to spread-eagle like a hippie in a field, they are ideal for families as they offer plenty of space to grow, play and entertain.

With big rooms come big windows. Actually, that’s not a hard-and-fast rule for every new-build on the block, but 1970s properties are renowned for their big windows – the start of inside-outside living – and skylight obsession.

The no-holds-barred, no-rules-apply style ideas that we associate with the 1970s were taken up by architects (when they were presented with the opportunity).

The desire to rebel against traditional and accepted architectural forms means that 1970s properties – even the ones that look a bit A-Frame bland on the outside – feature some seriously unique design features.

Basically, one-of-a-kind 1970s homes stand as a monument to non-conformity. Ideal if you like to be seen as a quirky kind of homeowner.

Project : Modern Home 70s StyleDesign : Architect HouseConstruction : Focus House

Credit: Focus House Lampang

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