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On the market: 1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Well, we featured the First Sun House some time back, so it would be rude not to flag up the 1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

As you probably know, this is one of a group of grade II-listed Sun Houses that were designed by Amyas Connell and Basil Ward around 1934, located near to the iconic High and Over, a property that is also currently up for sale. This is one certainly a lot cheaper than High and Over, but it is quite a different proposition.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

That is partly down to size, scale and standing, but also down to the modernisation that has taken place here. The agent describes it as ‘sympathetically refurbished and restored’, with the frame of the original house and the ocean modernist interior generally intact.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

However, it has been modernised quite considerably too, so the interior is very much a contemporary one. In addition, the house also now has a modern-era extension at the rear. That gives you more space, but purists might not be so keen. As ever, it is down to personal choice.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Talking of space, the internal layout currently features a formal, dual aspect reception room to the front with large Crittal windows, a family room and adjoining study with fitted furniture and an entrance hall with access to  the newly constructed, open plan area with bespoke kitchen, dining area and TV room.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Also on the ground floor is a bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, was well as access out onto a decked terrace.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Head up to the first floor and you will find four bedrooms, along with a further bathroom. A second staircase leads to a large balcony / terrace with great views and lots of potential as a party space (weather permitting).

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Go outside and you will spot a driveway at the front, an adjoining garage, landscaped gardens to the front and rear, two terrace areas and a large timber framed outhouse. The whole house is also quite secluded, courtesy of some mature trees and hedges.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

If all of that appeals, the asking price is £1,250,000.

Images and details courtesy of Hamptons. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
1930s Connell and Ward-designed Second Sun House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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