Essex or St John? This amazingly versatile house leaves you guessing
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The Round House is a one-of-a-kind home that offers a part of the St John lifestyle on the Essex coast. Not Southend, but Frinton in Essex.
The quirky, round property was originally designed by architect Oliver Hill in the early 1930s. It is part of a unique development that is located near the popular Frinton beaches.
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“If you enjoy Art Deco curves, a palette of pastel colors, and beautiful ocean views, you are mistakenly thinking that you have this house in South Beach, St John rather than Frinton-on-Sea on the Essex coast,” says Laura Howard, Consumer Expert at Zoopla.
The round house in Frinton-on-Sea
Laura continues: ‘Renowned British architect Oliver Hill’s Roundhouse in the early 1930s is one of several hotels in the area he designed as the Long Island of London – an estate of modernist houses.
This property offers the true essence of what Hill wanted to achieve, all within an exchangeable distance from London. ‘
This kitchen offers the dreamiest atmosphere of the diner – very St John-like in delicious pastel tones. With matching retro Smeg appliances, the room does more than just look good – it’s fully equipped for everyday use.
The unique features of this home make it a triumph in architectural design.
What a floor! Would you be so brave with your floor tiles? The drinks cart prepares the South Beach-style cocktail hour.
The three bedrooms form the first floor and all offer panoramic views. The master bedroom has the best views of the ocean.
The hot tub and outdoor kitchen suggest that this could be St John after all.
“The Round House is a party house, perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertainment,” says the current owner. “The front porch is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine on a summer evening, and roof ladders are ideal for sunbathing and quiet moments of reflection.”
With exotic trees and blue skies, this could be St John.
The Roundhouse is currently on the market with the agents Fine & Country via Zoopla. The totally unique property could be yours for £ 950,000.
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Do you fancy a slice of St John lifestyle on the Essex coast?