The house has intrigued residents for decades.

This Grade II listed Rugby house has a fascinating history, here is a peek inside

If you have ever walked or driven past this striking house and wondered what it looks like up close you wouldn't be the first - the house has been intriguing Rugbeians since it was built almost 90 years ago.

The three-bedroom Shann House on 116 Dunchurch Road was designed from 1933 to 1934 by the world-famous modernist architect Serge Chermayeff. And the Grade II listed house, made of four-inch reinforced concrete, is now available to rent from Rose & Sargent - click here for more information.

Historian Alan Powers wrote: "As one of the earlier examples of a modern movement house in England, and one of the first in the Midlands, the Shann House attracted much local attention but no overt hostility."
Historian Alan Powers wrote: "As one of the earlier examples of a modern movement house in England, and one of the first in the Midlands, the Shann House attracted much local attention but no overt hostility."
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Russian-born Mr Chermayeff, whose son attended Rugby School, designed the house for Dr and Mrs Shann. Dr Shann was the biology master at Rugby school.
Russian-born Mr Chermayeff, whose son attended Rugby School, designed the house for Dr and Mrs Shann. Dr Shann was the biology master at Rugby school.
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WhenMr Chermayeff gave a lecture at Rugby School in which he claimed he could build a labour-saving house for a middle class family at a reasonable cost, Mrs Shann found a plot of land in Dunchurch and the work began.
WhenMr Chermayeff gave a lecture at Rugby School in which he claimed he could build a labour-saving house for a middle class family at a reasonable cost, Mrs Shann found a plot of land in Dunchurch and the work began.
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If you include terracing, the drive, built-in furniture and equipment, the house cost 1,400 to build.
If you include terracing, the drive, built-in furniture and equipment, the house cost 1,400 to build.
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