Categories / Architecture, Property

For sale: Mary Medd-designed, modernist-inspired Sewell’s Orchard house in Tewin, Hertfordshire

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It's 'use your imagination' time here, because this Mary Medd-designed Sewell's Orchard house in Tewin, Hertfordshire has a touch of the 'granny' about it inside, despite its modernist roots.

Mary Medd worked with prominent modern movement architect Erno Goldfinger. From 1934 – 1936, with this house dating to the earlier of those years. She originally designed the house, one of a set of three, for her parents, with inspiration taken from the architect's visit to the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. It's also grade II-listed due to its architectural importance and is available to buy for the first time in 31 years.


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The house hasn't really got the interior you would hope, but that's probably down to the furnishing and decoration. The original design has, by and large been respected, so it should be fairly easy to put the 'period' back in.

It's a four / five-bedroomed, west-facing house, designed with all living space to the back, to make full advantage of the views and aspect. Aside from those bedrooms, there's also a living room, a large family room (approximately 437 sq ft), dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, and a double garage. Big gardens too, up to 130 ft of mainly lawn, plus a sought-after location.

You do have to pay all for all of that though, £975,000 to be precise.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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