Both inside and out, this could only be from the 1970s. This Dominic Michaelis-designed property in Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and its spiral staircase is on the market, offering the ultimate in retro living.
How does some iconic modernism grab you? If it does, one of the First Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire is just on the market, looking every bit as cool as it did back in 1935.
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.
He designed one of the most famous modern house in the form of High & Over back in 1931. But a few years later, Amyas Connell teamed up with Basil Ward for another notable property in the same town – The Third Sunhouse in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
This 1934 classic is available to let right now, should you be both flushed with cash and desperate to live in a grade II-listed gem of the Modern Movement, complete with plenty of period charm. If you work in London, all the better – it's only 40 minutes from the city by train.
Remember we told you that the classic modernist High & Over house in Amersham, Bucks was up for sale? Well, here's an amazing movie about it, dating back to 1931, the year the house was built.
Just click on the freeze frame image to view the short movie from Pathetone Weekly (part of British Pathe), which is a newsreel of the brand new house, the setting (before houses were built around it) and the people who first lived in it.
Check it out below and if you want to see the house today, there's a sales open day this Saturday, May 15th 2010. More on the sale here.
Some years back, I first encountered the modernist High & Over house in Amersham, Bucks on the classic Metro-Land documentary and ever since, I've had a secret yearning to own the property. Well, it's now up for sale. Just a shame about the price tag.
It's an amazing house, the work of Amyas Connell and dating back to 1931, it was the first modernist property to be built in Great Britain. Sadly, it was split into two houses in the early 1960s (before it got listed status), but the current owners have re-united the two parts, as well as restoring High & Over to its former glory.