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For sale: Art Deco Skye Haus in Graces Walk, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

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Yes, we're still being overrun with stylish 1930s properties, this time a mix of classic and modern with the Skye Haus in Graces Walk, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

A three-bedroom detached house on a private road on the Frinton Park Estate that's just a stone's throw from the sea, it was built in 1934-5 by architect J T Shelton under the guidance of Oliver Hill. It was one of 35 houses built on a development that was intended to showcase the best in British modern design, all under the guidance of the most innovative young architects of the day. Even now, it's a head turner, despite its modest size.

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Sadly, the outside doesn't quite match the inside, with the current owner refurbishing the property entirely. Although to be fair, some of the key period features have been preserved, so it's a mixture of past and present, which you might appreciate if you love your modern-day comforts.

In terms of accommodation, you get a cloak room, sitting/dining room, kitchen and utility room downstairs, with three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Outside there's a front and rear garden, garage and a terrace, which is accessible from the third bedroom. Offers are invited around the £365,000 mark, with an open day on Saturday 21st August.

Find out more at the Modern House website