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“I think that minimalism has become kitsch,” says the artist Grayson Perry. We’re talking about the impulse of a contemporary architect, confronted by a beautiful view, to place a large pane of glass in front of it, like a flat-screen TV. A House for Essex, designed by Perry and architects FAT, doesn’t do this: it might stand over a gentle green slope down to the broad estuary of the River Stour, with Constable country somewhere off to the left, but the house looks inwards to an interior filled with Perry’s tapestries and ceramics. It’s like a secular church.