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Bauhaus in Herts: 1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts

1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts
1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts

Yes, there is a Bauhaus property in the heart of England? Specifically this 1930s grade II-listed house in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts.

1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts
1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts

It was designed by E. Maxwell Fry, whose partner was Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, back in 1935, situated in the heart of Chipperfield  village. Not the kind of thing you would expect to find there.

The accommodation comprises of an entrance hallway, cloakroom, reception room overlooking the gardens, open plan kitchen/diner and utility room on the ground floor, with a master bedroom (with access to a terrace area, vaulted ceiling and en-suite), three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There’s also the addition to the house of a separate studio with kitchenette and shower room, plus a detached garage with additional garden room/study to the rear and a plot covering 2.5 acres.

1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts
1930s grade II-listed house by E. Maxwell Fry in The Common, Chipperfield, Herts

For better or worse (take your pick), the house has been ‘comprehensively renovated’, so it’s more of a modern home than a period piece inside. Saying that, the house maintains the same ‘stark’ structure as the original, so you can put the period back in if you wish.

You’ll need to find £1,600,000 first though, as 1930s modernism with a pedigree sadly doesn’t come cheap.

Find out more at the Rightmove website