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We visited  97 Park Avenue in  Ruislip on September 17, 2006 as part of London Openhouse.

It is a Bauhaus/Modern Movement semi-detached family house with white concrete walls, flat roof, expanses of glass and balconies in stark contrast to the traditional architecture of the area.

No 97. We were shown round by the owners Nos 97 - 101
Detail of French Doors and balcony The roof garden
"Hugely controversial at the time of their construction in 1932 and 1938, 97 and 101 Park Avenue are two houses in a brace of semi-detached Bauhaus villas in the most unlikely setting of mock-Tudor, pebble-dash Ruislip, a conservative Metroland suburb, now as then. Designed by the young, early Modern Movement practice Connell Ward and Lucas, this was Britain's gloriously suburban response to the ideal white concrete villas of Le Corbusier standing elegant, aloof and detached on stilts on the fringes of Paris. No 97 has been meticulously restored."

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