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Sun House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5547 / 51°33'16"N

Longitude: -0.1814 / 0°10'52"W

OS Eastings: 526181

OS Northings: 185542

OS Grid: TQ261855

Mapcode National: GBR D0.LZG

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.S6Z1

Entry Name: Sun House

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477450

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/542 (North side)
14/05/74 No.9
Sun House


Detached house. 1935-6. By Maxwell Fry. Reinforced concrete
walls using wallboard shuttering. Flat roof.
3 storeys and roof terrace. Continuous strip windows; glazing
altered. On a steeply sloping south-facing site the ground
floor right-hand bay being the projecting entrance and garage;
to left, the rear retaining wall and thin steel pilotis
support the 1st floor continuous balcony with tubular steel
railings. 1st floor windows plate glass sliding French
windows; right hand end of balcony, with projecting canopy,
breaks forward over garage and entrance; left hand end with
panel of small glazed lights in end wall and thin steel piloti
supporting a loggia at 2nd floor level, now panelled in. 2nd
floor windows originally sliding, now metal framed casements.
Parapet with tubular rail balustrade to roof terrace with
projecting canopy.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Fry was a founder member of the MARS Group
which did much to forward the cause of the new architecture.
It is a pioneer work of the Modern Movement in the UK.

Listing NGR: TQ2617985543

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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