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The small housing scheme at Latimer, Stony Stratford is one of Britain's hidden architectural gems.
These superb houses were designed by the architectural firm Frost Nicholls (Brian Frost, Cliff Nicholls and Rob Hutson), and built in 1974-5. The development offers superlative modern living in landscaped surroundings.
This property is a detached four-bedroom house arranged over three levels with a large, open plan living and dining space at its core. Its design affords the occupants an exceptional degree of privacy. Use of glass throughout allows for plenty of light inside. From inside, the focus is on the completely enclosed garden, embraced by high walls on two sides, and by the L-shaped house on the other two - a rare example in Britain of a 'courtyard house'.
Construction of the exterior is of rich red brick and dark stained timber, the latter material also being visible throughout the interior (beside white-painted brick). The high degree of seclusion is compounded by the attractive, mature landscaping of the open space around the development that is the work of the landscape architect Michael Ellison.
Forming part of the desirable residential area known as Calverton End, Latimer is a quiet, circular road on which twenty-seven Frost Nicholls houses can be found. These houses very rarely come up for sale, proving the popularity of this community. For details of another property sold in 2006 please click here.
Situated on the edge of Stony Stratford, an historic Buckinghamshire town, Latimer is also close to the centre of Milton Keynes (five miles away to the south east) and the Cotswolds countryside.
Stony Stratford is a historic market town that grew up under the Normans and by the late Middle Ages had become a substantial settlement. Today it retains the historic charm of its coaching days, reflected in the variety of places to eat out. It also offers a range of shopping facilities. The property is close to the extensive Ouse Valley Park (a wildlife conservation area). Calverton End is easily accessible by car from the A5 and trains to central London (Euston) run from Milton Keynes station in approximately 35 minutes. London Luton airport is approximately 30 minutes drive by car, while Birmingham airport is approximately an hour by car and Heathrow an hour and a half. Oxford is under an hour away.
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.