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For $4.4M, One of Britain's First and Finest Modernist Houses

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All photos by The Modern House

Location: Amersham, England
Price: £2,800,000 (~$4,411,750)

Designed in 1929 by influential New Zealand architect Amyas Connell, "High and Over" is one of the first modernist houses in Great Britain. The hilltop home, now asking $4.4M, was constructed of reinforced-concrete frame and assumes a distinctive Y-shaped floor plan, in which three wings spin out from a hexagonal entrance hall. More recently, the current owners have carried out a thorough renovation, reconfiguring the ground floor to the original plan (the property was divided into two apartments in the 1960s) and bringing back the interior color schemes first adopted in 1930.

The most impressive original features of the six-bedroom residence are well-preserved, including a glass-encased spiral staircase, chrome double front doors, and a huge circular balcony overlooking a marble-floored hall. These grand gestures are echoed in the garden outside, where there is the original circular swimming pool.


· High & Over [The Modern House]
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