When a house is described as ‘one Britain’s finest post-war private houses’, you have to sit up and take notice. That’s the case with this 1960s Trevor Dannatt-designed Laslett House in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Sat in around tow-thirds of an acre of land on a ‘favoured’ road in Cambridge, this house was designed by the architect Trevor Dannatt for the Cambridge professor Peter Laslett in 1958. This is the first time that the house has been on the market, although in the meantime (2004), English Heritage listed it.
Being in the same hands is significant too, because it means the original features are largely intact from the original plans. That might mean some updating, but it also means the perfect midcentury modern home. It’s also being offered with plans for an annexe also designed by Dannatt that is ‘sympathetic’ to the original building.
Accommodation includes a first-floor living room with large picture windows that overlook the gardens plus an open fireplace designed by Dannatt. Four bedrooms and a bathroom make up the rest of the first floor living space. The ground floor includes a fifth bedroom / second reception room, a WC, kitchen and dining room. There is also a garage on the ground floor, with gardens outside mainly laid to lawn and a short driveway at the front of the house.
The architect recently wrote that ‘rarely has an architect had a building so well looked after’. If you have around £1,400,000, you can be its next keeper.