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Modernist masterpiece

It was 12 years ago that Gordon and Aileen Spink paired up with their good friends the Voigts to invest in a large plot. Home to several derelict buildings, the land was ripe for development. Together they gained permission to create six new dwellings; but the added boon of this venture was that Heinz Voigt is an architectural designer and his son, Jon, is a builder.

Utilising their friends’ skills, the Spinks self built a new home for themselves straight away. Over time, the Voigts built four other houses – one for Heinz and his wife, one for Jon, another for their other child and one more, which they decided to sell. Having thoroughly enjoyed their first project, years later – after Gordon and Aileen’s children had grown up and left home – the Spinks decided to build the final allocated house on the large plot, once again employing Heinz as the architect and Jon as the builder.

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