Private houses were some of the first modernist buildings built in Britain, such as the Peter Behrens house in Northampton, ‘New Ways’. Architects and builders were not slow to build examples in Metro-Land, despite ‘Tudorbeathen’ being the default design. The most iconic of these houses was Amys Connell’s ‘High and Over' for Prof. Bernard Ashmole in Amersham. Despite protests from planning committees and in the media of the time, other modernist houses were built, like 97-101 Park Avenue, Ruislip by Connell, Ward and Lucas and Willow Road by Erno Goldfinger. Other architects tempered their modernism with Art Deco and Moderne influences, like the firm of Welch, Lander and Day who built many houses in Wembley, Hanger Hill and Hendon.