This Grade II-listed three / four-bedroom detached house is a fine example of the celebrated Modern Movement houses built for the seaside development, Frinton Park Estate. The house is situated on a private road and is a short walk from the sandy beaches of Frinton-on-Sea.
Built in 1934-5, and designed by Oliver Hill, it is one of the best of the 35 houses built for a development that intended to showcase the best in British modern design. The country’s most innovative young architects (including Wells Coates, Frederick Gibberd and Connell, Ward & Lucas) were invited to participate in what was to be Britain’s most ambitious Modernist settlement.
The current owner, an architectural designer, has thoroughly refurbished the house since he has owned it and has added a striking steel and glass extension. Many of the original period features remain including (refurbished) large, curved windows that flood the interior in sunlight, kitchen fittings and Vitralite tiles in the bathroom.
The front door leads onto a hallway with WC which has a study / bedroom to one side and the living room to the other. Beyond the living room is the dining room, kitchen and a utility area. Spectacular timber stairs lead to the first floor which has three bedrooms, a family bathroom and WC. The master bedroom incorporates a bathroom area and also has a wonderful balcony with distant sea views.
There is off street parking to the front of the house as well as a front garden. To the rear is a private lawned garden.
Frinton-on-Sea is a picturesque town with a growing community interested in preserving its architectural heritage. The town offers basic amenities including a grocery, chemist, newsagent and bakery. Further services can be found in the nearby seaside towns of Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. A little further afield is the larger town of Colchester. Frinton offers a train service to London Liverpool Street in one hour and twenty minutes (the station is a ten minute walk from the house).
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.