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Retro house for sale: 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Retro house for sale: 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Retro house for sale: 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

This is something. I think it’s referred to as the international style, but we will go for a 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Just stunning.

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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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For sale: Midcentury-inspired house in Gilston, Hertfordshire

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Interesting architecturally, but this midcentury-inspired house in Gilston, Hertfordshire will also make a very cool home if you happen to have the significant asking price available. Sadly, we don't.

Designed in 1960 by the architecture department of the renowned building firm Helmer & Dyer (for the occupation of Mr. Helmer), it's a detached four or five-bedroom house, which has been the subject of 'extensive and meticulous' renovation. Thankfully there's still plenty of interest left – large bespoke picture windows, hardwood detailing and a Bath-stone open fireplace for example.

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