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For sale: 1930 grade II-listed Bauhaus property in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts by E. Maxwell Fry

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A Bauhaus property in the heart of England? Yes, that's what you get with this 1930s grade II-listed house in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts.

It was designed by E. Maxwell Fry, whose partner was Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, back in 1935, situated in the heart of Chipperfield  village. I suspect, back in the day, it was quite an oddity. In truth, it still is.


The accommodation comprises of an entrance hallway, cloakroom, reception room overlooking the gardens, open plan kitchen/diner and utility room on the ground floor, with a master bedroom (with access to a terrace area, vaulted ceiling and en-suite), three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There's also the addition to the house of a separate studio with kitchenette and shower room, plus a detached garage with additional garden room/study to the rear and a plot covering 2.5 acres.

For better or worse (take your pick), the house has been 'comprehensively renovated', so it's more of a modern home than a period piece inside. Saying that, the house maintains the same 'stark' structure as the original, so you can put the period back in if you wish.

That's probably the least of your worries though. First, you'll need to find the asking price, which is £1,600,000. 1930s modernism sadly doesn't come cheap.

Find out more at the Rightmove website


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