You might remember the original listing for this 1930s art deco house in Minster On Sea, Sheerness, Kent. At the time, only the outside shot was available, but thanks to Nick, we now have interior shots. There’s some bad news too – this house might be getting demolished in the near future.
Nick managed to get inside and has offered up some additional (and corrected) information. The actual layout of the place is a ground floor with kitchen through to scullery with attached WC, a sitting room, dining room with doors to garden, a large entrance hall with ‘vast’ storage and coat hanging walk-in wardrobe plus a further WC.
Upstairs, you’ll find a large landing, four bedrooms (not three), bathroom, large storage area and access to the flat roof. He also points out that it is built of stock brick and render, with floors and roof made up of standard construction timber joists – the roof timbers are nearly 2ft deep.
Ok, that’s the technical stuff out of way, now to the sale itself. It seems that the guide price (between £80,000 and £90,000) has attracted the developers, who want the land. That means this place could be flattened after the auction on 24th July. Not certain, it all depends on who bids up on the day.
English Heritage have been informed about the originality of this place in particular parts of the interior – the heating system and plumbing are very rare, so they are interested. The original Crittall windows are in the back garden and could be restored, while the house is packed full of period gems that make this a restoration dream for the right person.
A selection of images is below, should you want a few examples. If English Heritage doesn’t put an emergency listing on the house in the coming days, its fate depends on someone with a love of art deco bidding the highest amount at the auction. Otherwise, the house is no more.
If you know someone like that, do let them know about the house as soon as possible. You can contact the auctioneer and get details of the auction at their website.