architectural history for sale : rogers house by richard rogers : wimbledon : london

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the seminal London home designed by British architect Richard Rogers for his parents – and which influenced his later design for the Pompidou Centre – has been put on the market for the first time since it was built in 1968. Rogers House, in Wimbledon in south-west London, was designed to provide a flexible, open interior and is cited by Rogers himself as the precursor to the Pompidou Centre, the groundbreaking 1977 arts centre in Paris he designed with Renzo Piano. The Grade II*-listed property, regarded as one of the finest and most historically important modern houses in England, has been owned by Rogers’ family since it was built but is now on the market for £3.2 million with estate agent The Modern House. In their description of the property, the agents describe it as “one of the most important and celebrated houses of the 20th…

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