Credit to Colin Minton for spotting this gem, specifically the 1970s midcentury-style Hornbeam Villa in Welwyn Heath, Welwyn Garden City, Herfordshire.
It’s a nice mix of old meets new. There’s no doubting that the original early ’70s design is intact, but the current occupiers have maintained and updated fairly sympathetically. New windows, new boiler, new insulation, a new kitchen and a new bathroom suite for example, none of which stick out like a sore thumb.
The design itself is very midcentury modern, with plenty of wood, exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows aplenty, fairly open living and two balconies looking out over the gardens.
The entire house is arranged on ‘four shallow levels’, offering four or five bedrooms (depending on your choice of layout), a bathroom plus en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom, generous living areas (including a dining/family room and lounge), that newly-fitted kitchen and breakfast room, a ‘refitted’ cloakroom, a utility room, front and rear gardens plus an integrated double garage. All of which is accessed via a private road.
If you like the look of Hornbeam Villa, it is on the market for £695,000.