Star Item
  • Description

    Full titles read: "The house of a dream. Filmed at Amersham. For centuries houses have been built to meet the needs of each age. Today, we dream of houses open to sun and air, embodying everything that modern science can offer."

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

    Various shots show the exterior of a fabulous art deco house on a hilltop. It seems to have four floors, a balcony on the top and a glass-covered stairway running up the centre. There are no entrances on the north side of the house, to protect against cold winds and wintry weather. A water tower with a power plant in the base stands beside the house.

    Inside the house, we see several shots of the different rooms and interior decoration. A small water fountain is in the entrance hall. The drawing room and dining room look light and airy; the kitchen is fitted with numerous labour-saving devices, including a service lift. A maid is seen walking about the house and up the stairway. Several shots of the bedrooms and nursery; two children play on the balcony on swings and in a sandpit.

    Note: this is excellent footage of a modern house of 1931.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:59:00 / 02:00:45:00
    PT 073
    Sort Number:
    PT 073
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Modernity home Glamour prog 1 Collectaholics Servants Divers MNF
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment