This is interesting. Back in 2010, we spotted this house on our Retro To Go site. Soon after, it appeared in a couple of magazines, got listed status and as far as we know, was taken off the market. But eagle-eyed @stefiorazi spotted the 1950s grade II-listed Domus midcentury modern property in Reedley, near Burnley, Lancashire on the market once more, now with a substantially reduced asking price.
Domus is one of the finest modern houses in this particular county. Dating from 1958, the house was constructed to a unique modernist design, a design that has hardly been touched in the 50+ years since. There’s a new kitchen, a reworked living room and a lot of maintenance, but the design itself has hardly changed. Likewise, some of its unique features.
You can check out those features in the extensive gallery on the agent’s site, which show pretty much every detail of the place. The wood panelled walls, the extensive use if glass, the amazing bar area, the staircase – we could go on, but you can see it all for yourself. High end finishes too, we suspect there weren’t many marble floors in Burnley houses in the late 1950s.
As for the house itself, that is sat in 5.7 acres of gardens, with an entrance porch, complete with slate steps and feature marble inset walls and paving leading to the reception hallway, which also has the original marble floor, along with feature tin panelled walls and original solid timber open tread stair case and balustrade, which leads to the lower ground floor accommodation.
But before you go down there, you’ll find an inner landing, a sitting room complete with terrazzo marble square set tiled floor, feature vaulted ceiling, full drop UPVC double glazed windows and French doors, along with a ceiling mounted pendant log burning steel open fire with rotating globe half. Phew! There’s also a balcony for this room.
Also here is a dining area with marble tiled floor and original feature rosewood panels and a high-end modern kitchen, which also opens out onto a balcony and spiral staircase to the front garden areas.
The main bedroom has French doors, an en-suite shower room and a dressing room, the second bedroom has a dual aspect plus original wardrobes, with the third bedroom also offering views to two sides. Completing this floor is a house bathroom, a study with marble floor and circular sky light and finally, a cloakroom.
That lower ground area offers up a ‘party lounge’ with circular illuminated glass floor, fibre optic lighting, the original acoustic lined ceiling, an original feature fitted bar with original seating and rosewood drinks shelving plus French doors leading to a paved patio and front garden areas. There is also a guest bedroom with dressing area down here too.
Outside, you’ll find all that land, plus an integrated double garage, rear porch and a private driveway.
Substantial and significant. Sadly, it did come with a price to match at £750,000. However, the new price is a much-reduced £600,000. Ok, still not cheap, but edging closer to affordable for at least some people. Not us sadly, but we can always dream.