Landfall, Crichel Mount Road, Poole

This house is regarded as one of the finest Modern Movement buildings by one of the most notable architects of the inter-war period. It was built in 1938-9 for Dudley Shaw Ashton and designed by Oliver Hill. It is built from painted concrete with a flat roof in International Modern style. The owner was a film maker and the construction of the house was made into an award-winning film which made his career. The house has a projection room and screen. The original fittings included carpets by Marion Dorn and furniture by Betty Joel. The house has been little altered.


Poole Poole


1930s (1930 - 1938)


house housing design architecture 1930s (1930 - 1938)