This week I visited a fascinating mid 20th century house in Tiptree, Essex. It belongs to one of my cousins and her husband. Both are hugely knowledgable about mid 20th century art and design and their house is a veritable treasure trove. In fact the night I stayed my host had just bought a Guy Warren painting from 1959 – he had been to Australia recently and had photographed him in his studio. There are many artworks belonging to the mid 20th century, but also furniture and furnishings. My cousin was for many years a presenter on English furniture on the TV program ‘Antiques Roadshow’. The house is totally unlike the usual English country house as it has a flat roof and is cantilevered front and back. The outlook is a marvellous duck pond which looks superb as the morning light hits it.