Chermayeff House
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Architect Serge Chermayeff
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Location near Halland, Sussex, England   map
Date 1935 to 1938.   timeline
Building Type architect's house
 Construction System timber frame & brick
Climate temperate
Context rural
Style Modern
Notes Cuboid massing, expressed frame grid.





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"This country house of wood, unusual in England, is by Serge Chermayeff. The beautifully composed garden an open framework filled with glass, while the other sides are faced with cedar boarding. All the principal rooms are ranged along the garden side, the bedrooms on the upper floor being set back to form a continuous balcony. The garden terrace runs at right angles to the house, sheltered from the wind and the entrance drive by a brick wall, and terminates in a trellis-work screen that echoes the design of the garden facade."

— from J.M. Richards and Elizabeth B. Mock. An Introduction to Modern Architecture. p114.

Sources on Chermayeff House

Staff of The Architectural Review. "House Near Halland, Sussex", The Architectural Review. February 1939, Vol 85 Number 2. p63-78. drawing of living room perspective, p67. drawing of ground floor plan, p69. drawing of study perspective, p73. exterior photo from garden, p64. exterior detail photo from patio, p65.

J.M. Richards and Elizabeth B. Mock. An Introduction to Modern Architecture. First Revised Edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1947. NA680.R5 1947. discussion, p114.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. interior, exterior photos, plan drawing, p146. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Chermayeff House


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