Fairway Close, Bunkers Hill and Green Close
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Fig 38 - Fairway Close 1997 photo(13k) By contrast, number 28 is quiet simple neo-Georgian - perhaps by C H James. James certainly was responsible for the splendid group of houses around Fairway Close. Number 3, Fairway House, was built in 1929 for himself (he moved there from number 1 Hampstead Way) and it exemplifies the best kind of restrained neo- Georgian which was as inspiring to architects of the "early modern" as it was to traditionalists, with its minimal ornament and concentration on broad brick surfaces, hipped pantiled roofs and a simple rhythm of tripartite windows. The other two houses in the close and numbers 32 and 32A Wildwood Road are smaller versions of the same idea.

Fig 39 - Bunkers Hill 1997 photo(15k) C Cowles-Voysey was responsible for the next group, numbers 34-42 Wildwood Road. This flanks the entrance to Bunkers Hill, a short steep cul-de-sac leading to another excellent neo-Georgian mansion, designed by Cowles-Voysey for himself in 1928-9. It is actually two separate houses, but the passageway to the garden has been placed centrally, with a large framed doorcase, to give the illusion of a single large house (an illusion derived from Lutyens's Manse in Central Square).

Fig 40 - Green Close 1997 photo(20k) Green Close is also short and steep, with three big houses of 1935 by Soutar (or rather, Powell).

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