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1960s living: Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

Hidden away in a small town in North Yorkshire is a piece of architecture largely unchanged both inside and out since the late 1960s, this Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

The noted northern architect designed this five-bedroomed house for his own occupation. Indeed, it is still owned by the family now, still packed with all his design tricks, some incredibly reminiscent of the era. The agent says it needs ‘some refurbishment and modernisation’. We’re not so sure.

The house is set back from the road and set on a one-acre plot, with a design that offers views of the garden from all the rooms. Interestingly, one feature is incredibly clever – four of the first floor bedrooms can be adjusted in size to suit the homeowners individual needs. Some great wood panel wall and period lighting too, not to mention a spiral staircase, exposed brick walls and underfloor heating. The bookcases look like a bookworm’s dream too.

Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

In terms of specifics, there is a 30ft reception room, a ‘snug’, kitchen, those five bedrooms, a family bathroom, a double garage and space for additional parking.

More images on the site and if you want it, the price of £360,000 sounds very reasonable for a home of this standing.

Find out more at the Rightmove website

Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
Derek Stanley Bottomley-designed modernist house in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire
  • Mark Alexander

    Please let me have this house… I’ll look after and not change a thing 🙂 It’s utterly perfect.