We have featured this 1930s Amyas Connell-designed modernist property in Grayswood, Surrey previously. In fact, it was 2015 when it was first marketed. But we are mentioning it again because it has returned with a lower price tag.
A grade II-listed property and as you might recall, dating from the early 1930s. It was built for accountant Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson to a design from Amyas Connell of the architecture practice of Connell, Ward & Lucas.
It looks striking today and probably looked even more so back then. But not quite as you see it in 2016. The house got a refurbishment by Avanti Architects back in the mid-1990s. Thankfully the work they did brought the house back into the modern era without losing the character and style of the original build.
So a modernist gem of days gone by, but a house anyone could move into and call home. Good work by the people behind the renovation and the subsequent owners. This is pretty much our dream home. If that Lotto ticket ever comes up, we will be in the day after.
The house also sits in 12 acres of land, so peace and quiet, you would think, are guaranteed. Not to mention a bit of privacy. On the ground floor of the building is a living room with extensive glazing along two sides, so lots of natural light. Also on the ground floor is a dining room with original sculptural fireplace, a breakfast room, a second reception room / studio, the kitchen and a study.
Up the feature staircase and you’ll find the first floor with a master bedroom an en-suite, as well as a similar window layout as the living room. Four further bedrooms and two additional bathrooms complete the floor space.
Well, not quite. The entire roof space is currently used as a roof garden and on a sunny day is likely to be the best party space around. If it’s raining, you should have plenty of room inside anyway.
Some more space at the side of the house, courtesy of a large garage plus office / games room while the 12 acres of land include lawns, an orchard, woodland and a large paddock.
As we said, the place is being remarketed right now and well down from the original £2,300,000 asking price. But it still doesn’t come cheap enough for the vcast majority of us I’d guess. The new price for this modernist masterpiece is £1,550,000. If we do find ourselves on the receiving end of a windfall, consider yourself invited to the moving in party. If not, we would love to be the friend of the new owner.
Images and details courtesy of the Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.