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For sale: Early 80s-designed ‘High-Tech’ house in Crawley Down, West Sussex

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I don't know what to make of this. A touch of midcentury, a touch of the 'Bond lair', but overall, this early 80s-designed house on Crawley Down, West Sussex is actually associated with the 'High-Tech' style of architecture that was pioneered by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and others in the 1970s.

You really need to see all the images to appreciate what a striking property this is, both inside and out. The work of Brian Cooper and completed in the early 1980s, it sits on a secluded 5.5 acre plot near the village of Crawley Down in West Sussex and is sold either as the existing 4-bedroom house with potential to be extended, or more worryingly, as a demolition project should someone want the land for a new house. Yes, really.


Hopefully someone will opt to keep the single-storey structure, which is constructed from Cotswold stone, steel and shuttered concrete, with extensive glazing to take advantage of the surrounding scenery. In terms of specifics, the house offers a kitchen/breakfast room, utility boiler room, cloak room, reception, inner hallways, master bedroom suite, dressing area, open en-suite, three additional bedrooms, a family bathroom and an external timber building used currently for garages, storage and a workshop.

All of that will set you back the best part of £850,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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