This absolutely stunning midcentury modern home in the Scottish Borders by British architect Peter Womersley has come on the market for the first time. Designed in 1957 for Serbian textile designer Bernat Klein, the residence known as High Sunderland boasts a rare Category A listing from Historic Environment Scotland, the highest designation the body awards.
Sited on just over three acres in Selkirk, Scotland, 35 miles south of Edinburgh, the single-story, four-bedroom house features a modular, gridded rectangular floorplan that seamlessly integrates open courtyards and a carport into its structure. This scheme also allowed for further expansion, which Klein took advantage of in 1982 to add a studio wing.
The 2,949-square-foot residence is distinguished by 8-foot modules, a flat roof, and a deceptively simple layout. Its Makore-timber structure sits on a concrete base wrapped by a white horizontal band, which also repeats at the top, while full-height windows, color blocked panels, vertical boarding, and mosaic accents make up the facade.
Inside, a breathtaking living area steals the show. Open in plan, it features travertine floors, bespoke furniture and storage, polished obeche wood ceiling, idigbo-, rosewood- and walnut-paneled walls, and a sunken central seating area surrounded by a study, library, and dining area. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame lush views and allow natural light to pour in.
Off the study is the master bedroom suite, and on the other side of the living area are the original kitchen, two additional bedrooms, a family room, bathrooms, a utility room, and the aforementioned studio, all of which feature extensive glazing, wood paneling, and built-in storage. All of the home’s fabrics and textiles were specially designed by Klein.
Outside, open woodlands, fields, and views of the Ettrick Valley surrounded the property, which is offered at £795,000, or around $1.03 million.
Via: The Modern House