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Modernist icon: 1920s Amyas Connell-designed High & Over modernist house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire up for sale

Regular might recall that this place was up for sale back in 2010. If you missed out then and have come into some money since, you'll be pleased to here that the first and perhaps still the best modern house in the UK is back up for sale – the 1920s Amyas Connell-designed High & Over modernist house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The house dates from 1929 and at times, has struggled to live up to its billing. Nearly demolished in the 1960s, then split into two houses, it is now back as one house, with renovations by the current owner bring back the originality, from the original round floor layout to the original colour schemes. Yes, it has been updated in places for modern tastes, but this is still an iconic build and a stunning house.

Plenty of original features survive, including a spiral staircase encased in glass, chrome double front doors, a large circular balcony overlooking the marble-floored hall, the roof terraces, even the original circular swimming pool in the garden. A good amount of space too, including an entrance hall, living room, dining area, kitchen and library at ground level, plus a first floor offering a master-bedroom wing with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, four further bedrooms and a bathroom. A second floor has one more bedroom and another reception room that accesses the roof terrace.

Outside space stretches to  1.7 acres, including that wonderful pool at the bottom of the steps. Offers over £2,800,000 if you fancy it, with a viewing day on Saturday 13th September 2014. Lots more images and detail on WowHaus or contact the agent.