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On the market: 1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

Keston has offered us rich picking in the past, including this restoration project and this three-bedroom 1960s build. Now we have another similar house, this 1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent.

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

In fact, they all have something in common. All share the same architect, although the architect’s name isn’t listed by the agent against this property. It was designed back in 1958 and despite the images not really giving a clear shot of the place, it looks to be very faithful to that original period design, both in layout and construction. Perhaps that’s down to the house remaining in the same ownership since that original build.

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

The house itself is laid out over two floors, with an elevated position offering ‘stunning views’ across the nearby hillside. The property does need some modernisation, but you’ll be helped in your job by some sought-after period features, including the original oak flooring and ‘Piranha’ pine tongue and groove ceilings for example.

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

As for the space within, a covered entrance porch and terrace with quarry tiled floor lead into an entrance lobby with original oak flooring and original cloakroom. You’ll also find a dining room with large picture window, solid oak floor and piranha pine ceiling, a fitted kitchen and a lounge with open fireplace and raised hearth.

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

Head down to the landing area with skylight window and you’ll find a ground floor with bathroom (and original suite), a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, three further bedrooms, one with a half glazed door opening onto the front terrace, an additional lounge that leads onto a small patio area,  a further cloakroom, an original workshop, a boiler room and a utility room.

1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent
1950s Roy Hickman-designed four-bedroom midcentury property in Keston, Kent

Outside space includes the gardens we mentioned previously (see the listing for a full breakdown of that) plus a garage. A midcentury gem and a rare opportunity to get something so original. £575,000 is the asking price.

Find out more at the Rightmove website

  • Wallunit

    Great house…we bought it after seeing it on Wowhaus.