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In need of renovation: 1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

When an agent more or less completely ignores a house on the listing, concentrating just on the land, you suspect the house isn’t going to stand for long. So unless someone takes a shine to this 1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland, you can safely say it will be gone in the near future.

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

Huge thanks to Peter MacMillan, who both flagged up the house and filled in the gaps. By that, we mean he has both details and additional photos to be exterior shot on the agent’s site. His images show a house lost in time, unoccupied for years and in need of more than modest work. That’s probably why the house isn’t being marketed as such.

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

But if you want this kind of property, it might be worth considering. According to the agent, it stands in a ‘much sought after residential area’ and near the main arterial routes to Dundee City and beyond. The land itself covers around 2500 square metres.

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

Because the agent isn’t marketing the property as such, we know nothing about the current interior layout, but we do know that it is a single-storey house and according to Peter (who has been in), the interior looks like it probably did 50 years ago – original kitchen units, and a unique, substantial American cooker. The bathroom is apparently a ‘sight to behold’, with dark green walls and a sunken, mosaic-tiled bath, possibly inspired by the bath in Corbusier’s Villa Savoye.

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland

On the downside, there are signs of roof leaks in the kitchen (the floor was wet) and damp penetration in many of the walls. Which is likely to mean deterioration will continue unless someone acts fast. No details on the architect sadly – if you know more, do let us know.

Peter’s images (and a couple of agent shots) are here, with a price for land and house set at £200,000 if you are interesting. Let’s hope someone is.

Find out more at the Thornton’s website

More of Peter’s images can be found here.

1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland
1960s architect-designed modernist house in Dundee, Scotland