This has actually been on and off the market for the last few years. If you love this 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex you will be pleased to know that it has just been re-listed.
I’m not sure things have changed a great deal over the last few years. In fact, the images look to be the same as the ones used over that period of time, which suggests the house hasn’t sold previously. So we can only presume this wonderful grade II-listed property was either pulled or is just being remarketed by the agent. Regardless, it is back and being offered once more. That’s the key point.
The house, which is described as ‘one of the best’ of the 35 distinctive period houses built on the Frinton Park Estate. The country’s most innovative young architects (including Wells Coates, Frederick Gibberd and Connell, Ward & Lucas) were invited to participate in ‘Britain’s most ambitious Modernist settlement’, with this Oliver Hill design still standing tall amongst them.
You will find the house located on a private road and a short walk from the beach. That last point is obviously appealing but it’s a distant second to the architecture on offer here, which is rather wonderful.
Dating back to 1934/1935, the house has been ‘thoroughly refurbished’ by its architectural designer owner, bringing the best out of the original building whilst adding in something new in the form of a bold glass and steel extension.
Original features remain including refurbished large, curved windows, some kitchen fittings and the Vitralite tiles in the bathroom. But this is as much a living space for the 21st century as it is a 20th century period piece. A keen eye has done a great job bringing the two together. No wonder this one made our top 30 most popular art deco property finds round-up.
If you like the look and the idea of something bold and art deco in white, you probably want to know about the space. I’ll cover that now.
The front door leads onto a hallway with WC. To one side of that is a study / bedroom, with the living room to the other. Beyond that living room is the dining room, kitchen and a utility space.
Some lovely timber stairs lead to the first floor with three bedrooms, a family bathroom and WC. The master bedroom also has a bathroom area and a balcony with ‘distant’ sea views.
Outside is some off street parking and garden to the front of the house, with a private lawned garden at the back.
The price has dropped since it was last listed. Right now, this is on the market for £550,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.