Houses (in the UK) don't get much more distinctive than this Peter Aldington-designed modernist property in Higham, Colchester, Essex.
Aldington designed this place in the 1970s, taking his inspiration from the work of Mies van der Rohe, not to mention the 1970s itself. In fact, it's hardly changed since that era, with many of the period features still present, rubbing shoulders with one or two (but not too many) modern upgrades.
Enter the house through the cantilevered door with full height glazed panels at either side and you'll enter the reception room, which leads to the study and dual-aspect dining space, all complete with those large windows to take in the view. You'll also find a fitted kitchen, which can be open or sealed off, a utility room, garden room and sitting room. A further inner hallway takes you to two more bedrooms, a family bathroom and a master bedroom with dressing area, an en-suite and more views of the gardens.
Talking of the land, there's around nine acres, including driveways, lawns, parking areas, a carport, summer house, a Victorian conservatory, a former ‘secret’ garden area, woods and a vegetable and fruit garden. A lot of land, a good location and an interesting house. Sadly it all comes at a price, with that asking price at £1,950,000. More pictures on the agent's site.