Rare chance to explore inside rural home designed by one of Britain’s great modernist architects

Beach House, in Shingle Street, is a classic example of John Penn's modernist architecture. Picture:

Beach House, in Shingle Street, is a classic example of John Penn's modernist architecture. Picture: ANNE PAGE - Credit: Anne Page

A classic example of the modernist design used by John Penn on 10 Suffolk homes will be open for the public to explore on Saturday, September 9.

The British architect, who died in 2007, designed small modernist homes built in east Suffolk during the 1960s and 70s, including Beach House, in Shingle Street.

Anne and Bruce Page will open their home from 11am-5pm in aid of preserving the local natural environment and historic character.

Tea and cake is included in the £5 entrance fee, which covers access to an exhibition of the architect’s work, ‘Nine Villas in Suffolk’, curated by Margaret Howell, a clothing designer and nearby resident, who will be in conversation at 11.30am, while Tony Chambers, editor-in-chief of Wallpaper magazine and a local Penn house owner, will be in conversation at 3.30pm.

Entrance to each talk is £5 but availability is restricted to a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list email annelouisepage@gmail.com.

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