“Probably the best Modern house in the world” is how this incredible property was described in an article in The Sunday Times by the architecture critic Hugh Pearman. Designed in 1962 by Jorn Utzon, best known for his world-famous design of the Sydney Opera House, it is understandably one of the most admired residences of our age. One of the first residential glass and concrete construction properties in the UK, the property was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 1996 in recognition of the brutalist and modernist qualities of the property. Internally it extends to almost 4,500 sq ft and enjoys extensive, secluded gardens. It was originally designed by Utzon for his friend and fellow Dane, Povl Ahm, who was chairman of Arup, the celebrated firm of engineers. It was sympathetically extended in 1972 by Ulrick Plesner, an architect at Arup, and has also had a further discreet extension completed as part of an extensive and exacting refurbishment scheme. The current owners have sympathetically restored the furnishings to reflect the property's 1960s and 1970s hey-dey, whilst incorporating modern comforts and style and directional art work. The gardens are landscaped.
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