Cambridge 2000: Conduit Head Road: Shawms

Description: Conduit Head Road: Shawms
Date built: 1938-1939
Architect: Justin Blanco White
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Date photograph taken: 26 Mar 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

Not the most beautiful of houses, but representative of the modernist style fashionable at the time. The large south-facing windows help, but the best feature is the roof which has a small room with the rest largely laid with paving, a brilliant place for a party on a warm evening.

The original owners lived in the house for almost 60 years, and hardly anything was changed either internally or externally during that time, so when they died the local government planning office decided to make it Grade II* listed. This places severe restrictions on what can be done with the property, and in fact made the entire property almost worth less than the value of the land by itself.

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