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Rare Midcentury Country House With Striking Copper Fireplace Asks $1.4M

It was designed by English architect Reginald Gale for his own family

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Location: Devon, England

Price: £975,000 (~$1,433,000)

This rare 1960s midcentury modern home in Devon, England was designed by famous local architect Reginald Gale for his own family, and is back on the market with many of its original details in tact.

Nestled in the countryside of Barnstaple, Devon in the South West England region, the five-bedroom time capsule features a mix of materials including stone and timber on its exterior, Sicilian marble, wood, tile, and carpeting on its floors, colored glass panels, and a dynamic cedar-shingled roof, whose dramatic lines create a dazzling double-height living room underneath it.

The expansive living area is itself a stunner: The stately, copper-clad fireplace takes center stage, rising up to the vaulted and handsomely-beamed ceiling, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the rolling countryside. Other details include a gallery landing on the second floor and terraced bedrooms that lend panoramic views of the sea. The ample grounds also feature stone patios and a lawn that extends toward the natural landscape. Have a look around.