Yesterday, I mentioned on Twitter that Huddersfield throws up more interesting houses than you might expect. This 1970s architect-designed modernist property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is one such example.
But for how long? We don’t know. The agent points out that the current owner acquired planning permission to extend this four-bedroom house to seven or eight bedrooms, courtesy of a ‘substantial’ upper floor extension. That might be as practical way of developing a house in a sizeable plot, but you wonder how much of the character will be lost. That permission has now lapsed, but a re-application is possible.
However, as is stands, this house still retains that original character and shape, with an interior largely unchanged in terms of layout, although there looks to have been substantial modernisation in terms of decor and finish. Some original features are still here (you can probably spot the wood panels for example), but inside, it does look more 2012 than 1972.
Talking of the layout, you enter via an entrance porch and into a hallway, which leads to an open-plan living/dining kitchen with contemporary units, full-height windows and doors to garden and garage. There’s also a utility room, side lobby, cloakroom/WC and bathroom, two reception rooms (one with a galleried landing area) and a master bedroom with garden access on the ground floor.
A first floor landing has access to an open bedroom/study area, along with two further bedrooms and a house bathroom. There is a remote-controlled double garage integrated into the house, while the house stands in an ‘extensive established corner plot’ with lawned gardens, a patio area, plants, a greenhouse, shed and a seeping gravelled driveway.
All of that for offers around £495,000. More images on the listing.