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Time capsule residence: a 1930s gem in Warwickshire

Think of International Modernism, and sleek gleaming white volumes come to mind, perhaps with a nautical nod. But this Warwickshire home in Stratford-upon-Avon is an English take on the avant-garde style, built in sturdy red brick.

The six-bedroom Statford-upon-Avon home was designed by Birmingham architect Henry Walter Simister in 1934 and is remarkably intact. Listing agent The Modern House describes it as ‘almost fort-like at first glance’ with the long volumes and Crittal windows of the International style – a handsome exterior that hints at what’s to come.

Step through the front doors and into the magnificent hallway, where a swooping wooden staircase and glossy wood-panelled walls set the scene. This space is the central artery of the Grade II-listed home, with several rooms branching off on the ground floor, including the living room, which has its original panelled walls and sprung oak flooring, a centrally positioned fireplace and a corner window looking onto the garden.

Dining room
Photography: The Modern House

Next is the dining room—possibly the best and most original room in the house. It has ample space for entertaining and beautiful panelled walls wrapped in contrasting bands of wood.

The bedrooms are upstairs and are generously sized, with lots of original features and fixtures (one is currently used as a dressing room for the primary suite). There’s also a second-floor roof terrace offering views of the three surrounding counties (on a clear day) as well as the Warwickshire property’s mature grounds. And despite feeling secluded, the town centre is a 15-minute walk away.

The Modern House is listing 30 Avenue Road for £2.2m.

Wood panelled hallway
Photography: The Modern House
Living rooom with corner window and central fireplace
Photography: The Modern House
One of the bedrooms with original fixures
Photography: The Modern House
The exterior of the home is quite imposing and features large horizontal bands of Crittall windows
Photography: The Modern House

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