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For sale: 1970s Sir Michael Hopkins-designed single-storey glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Few houses quite say the 1970s as boldly as this Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom property in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Sir Michael Hopkins built the house in 1978, using elements of a house he designed for himself around the same time (in Hampstead), as well as using what's described as a ‘flexible and low-maintenance’ building style pioneered by Sir Norman Foster, a former partner of the architect.


All that glass offers impressive views over nearby fields, whiles the flexibility of the design means you can change the space to suit your needs. But as a guide, you get 3000 sq ft of single-storey living space, laid out roughly as a reception hall, atrium, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, utility, four bedrooms, studio room, family bathroom and shower room.

Outside, you'll find a garage, a timber-framed workshop, a large driveway and around half an acre of gardens. Updating is required, but the way this house is built probably means a lot less updating than you might think. If you want this modernist gem, £600,000 is the asking price.

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