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Back on the market: Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

You don’t have to love midcentury modern to live here, but we would guess that the next owner of the Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk almost certainly will.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

A stunning place, both inside and out and one that has been up for sale in the past. Now it is back with a new agent a new (lower) price.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

It is one of a group of nine Suffolk houses referred to as the ‘temple’ houses, all of which were designed by the architect John Penn in 1966. That was then and this is now, with the currently house ‘extensively and meticulously refurbished and updated’ in recent years by the current owners. But those owners certainly haven’t forgotten the era that brought us this property.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

The entire house is a shrine to the midcentury modern movement, which is rather fitting considering that the architect was inspired by the ideas of Californian architects back in the day, not least when he was working for Richard Neutra.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

As for space, that includes three double bedrooms (the master is en-suite), a living room with large windows overlooking the gardens and nearby countryside, a dining room, kitchen and two large bathrooms. Also connected via a covered walkway is a garage block plus utility and storage area.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

Land too, with the house in what was originally an orchard, surrounded by pear, cherry, plum, apple and walnut trees. That should keep your shopping bill down at certain times of the year.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

A new agent and that new price, which is a cheaper £750,000.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

Many thanks to Mark for the tip off!

Images and details via Savills. For more details and to make enquiries, please visit their website.

Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Church Meadow 1960s John Penn-designed midcentury property in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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