Quite a title. Quite a house. The 1930s Amyas Connell and Basil Ward-designed Third Sunhouse in Amersham, Buckinghamshire is now on the market.
Yes, another of the marvellous Sun House properties is up for sale. See our archive for most of the others (and the wonderful High and Over) too. But right now we will focus on the one just up for sale.
One of a series of now grade II-listed properties dating to around 1935, each was built on the lower slopes of High and Over and each designed by the men behind that famous property, Amyas Connell and Basil Ward.
Whilst all look faithful to the original designs from the outside, the properties do differ wildly when it comes to the interior. This one is perhaps the one with the most originality about it.
The agent describes this as being ‘very close to its original condition’, with the current owner taking great care to ‘maintain the original design with additional detailing’. That’s pretty much backed up by the images.
A fairly minimalist finish, the property boasts what look like period lighting, original Crittall windows, a kitchen you have to seed to believe, wonderful terraces, a pivotal door with listing status of its own and authentically restored cupboard space. If you love the era, this is probably a dream come true.
In fact, you enter through an original style front door, which leads to the entrance hall with under stairs cupboard. Beyond that is the living room with views to the front and side via those original Crittall windows, as well as a wood burning stove and ash strip flooring.
Steps lead to the dining area with the original built-in bench seat and dual aspect windows to the side and rear gardens, with that ‘pivotal door’, leading to the kitchen. Oh yes, the kitchen, which has authentically restored cupboard space, but all the modern necessities you need. Lovely space.
On the first floor are three bedrooms and a restored bathroom with fittings ‘sympathetic to the period’, including an over bath shower. A further staircase leads to the roof terrace which is the ‘size of the footprint of the main house’. Great views, of course.
So much to talk about here, but I suspect the images have done most of thew talking for us. £850,000 is the guide price.
Images and details courtesy of Hamptons. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.