From the Archive: Winter House, Swains Lane, London N6

Built in 1967, Winter House is one of London’s most architecturally significant Modernist houses. Designed by the revered architect John Winter for his own use, it is one of the few houses in Britain that stands comparison with the Modern masterpieces of California, and has been given a very rare Grade II* listing by English Heritage. At the time of sale the interior was in original condition throughout, and the property was in need of extensive restoration.

The house is fully detached, and has a wonderful location on the fringes of Highgate Cemetery, surrounded by trees. It has secluded gardens on three sides, with a glasshouse in the form of a geodesic dome. There are also the remains of an outbuilding, believed to be the former masonry for the cemetery.