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On the market: 1970s Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Quite simply, a stunning bit of 1970s modernism. Or if you prefer, this Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom property in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Sir Michael Hopkins built the house in 1978, mimicking elements of the house he built for himself in Hampstead around the same time and using a ‘flexible and low-maintenance’ building style, similar the style pioneered by Sir Norman Foster, a former partner of Hopkins.

Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The house has plenty of glass for a reason – for what are described as ‘stunning views’ over meadowland and playing fields. It also has that flexibility of use, with demountable internal walls, but does generally offer up a reception hall, atrium, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, utility, four bedrooms, studio room, family bathroom, shower room, garage, workshop and around half an acre gardens to enjoy through the windows.

Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

So around 3000 sq ft of single-storey living space, the gardens and a large driveway, plus a detached timber-framed workshop. Some updating is required, but this is a significant property which is why it has a £600,000 price tag.

Find out more at the Bedfords website

Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sir Michael Hopkins-designed four bedroom glass house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk