We have featured a couple of vintage properties by the architect in the past, but this Michael Manser-designed modernist property in Broad Oak, East Sussex is a more contemporary affair.
It was built in a former walled garden of a country manor (part of which is incorporated into the design) in 2000, the worked of Manser in association with engineer Alan Murray. It’s also down a secluded track, so plenty of privacy. Just as well with all that glass.
The design itself is said to be inspired by the Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe, offering around 3,350 sq. ft. of bright open space thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glazing that runs across an entire facade, with surrounding water adding to the spectacle.
As for the layout, that’s built around a 60 ft long area that takes in an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, with a study area, WC and two bedrooms (both with en-suite shower rooms). The historical part of the building houses three more bedrooms, a further en-suite, a family bathroom, utility room, workshops and garaging. It also benefits from underfloor heating and a 1.5 acre plot with lawns and trees.
If you fancy it, the price is £1,850,000.