ESSEX: The distinctive 'Round House' in on the market for £950,000. Mediadrumimages/Fine&Country

By Alex Jones

 

LOOKING for a funky home which is an all-round winner? Look no further than this 1930s masterpiece with a modern twist on the coast of Essex that could be yours for £950,000.

Incredible images show the fabulously futuristic two-tiered round house’s dazzling exterior, the eye-catching retro styled kitchen, and the dreamy views out to sea from the building’s front room with its original 1932 mosaic floor.

Other striking shots show the light-filled interior with a quirky games room, spacious bedrooms, a circular hot tub, and even a partial moat to complete the architectural gem.

ESSEX: The circular motif is apparent throughout the property. Mediadrumimages/Fine&Country

The three-bed house is located in Frinton-On-Sea Essex and is currently listed by Fine & Country estate agents for £950,000.

“The Round House has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard and offers luxurious living with fabulous undisturbed views over Frinton On Sea waterfront,” states the listing.

“The beautifully presented Grade II listed modern movement home was designed by renowned British architect Oliver Hill in the early 1930s, with the concept to construct a modernist estate, incorporating, opulent, functional living, for the middle classes looking for grandiose homes by the sea, within close proximity of London.

ESSEX: The beautifully presented Grade II listed modern movement home was designed by renowned British architect Oliver Hill in the early 1930s. Mediadrumimages/Fine&Country

“Oliver Hill’s vision was to create, London’s Long Island in a modernist style. Originally there were plans to build around 1,100 new homes, with a modern element, namely Frinton Park estate. Sadly, this did not come to fruition and there are approximately 40 individually styled homes in Frinton-On Sea. The map of which is proudly placed in mosaic tiles within the front reception room of The Round House, which was constructed to be the show home of this wonderful venture.”

After being carefully restored by the current owner, the property is now on the market for someone looking for a property like no other.

ESSEX: Oliver Hill’s vision was to create, London’s Long Island in a modernist style. Originally there were plans to build around 1,100 new homes, with a modern element, namely Frinton Park estate. Sadly, this did not come to fruition and there are approximately 40 individually styled homes in Frinton-On Sea. The map of which is proudly placed in mosaic tiles within the front reception room of The Round House, which was constructed to be the show home of this wonderful venture. Mediadrumimages/Fine&Country

“Having spent many happy, family holidays in Frinton, I had always been fascinated by the futuristic, modern movement style of The Round House,” explained the seller.

“When the property came to market, it’s fair to say that it was in a dilapidated state, but I was ready for the challenge.

“The stylish outside space is perfect for entertaining and is reminiscent of 1930s South Beach Miami with a hot tub, wood burner and potential for outside cooking. The sub-tropical mature garden is illuminated at dusk, thus making it ideal for alfresco dining. The views from the house are superb, both by day and by night and it is still a pleasure to look towards Harwich at sunset and enjoy waking up to the sunrise over the sea.

ESSEX: A colourful back garden complete with a round hot tub (obviously) Mediadrumimages/Fine&Country

“The Round House is very much a party house, perfect for indoor/outdoor entertainment, and it’s generally a very sociable space. The front veranda is the perfect setting to enjoy a glass of wine on a summers evening and roof ladders offer the opportunity for sunbathing and quiet moments of reflection.

“I have loved living in a Grade II listed modern movement house and have enjoyed the benefit of the original features, including the fashionable Crittell windows. It’s just a short stroll down the slope to the beach where I have had fun kite surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. I will miss owning a wonderful piece of history, which is also a priceless piece of art, with unparalleled views, adjacent to a stunning beach and easy access to central London.”

 

For more information, please visit https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/property-for-sale/frintononsea/co13-9nl/1455755