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Francis Bacon’s house for sale: 1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire (updated)

1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire

We first saw this back in early 2011 and expected it to sell in no time at all. But 18 months on and this 1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire is still for sale, despite being comissioned by an iconic British artist.

1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire

It’s an interesting, purpose buolt property, which was commissioned for Francis Bacon back in 1960, complete with an art studio. Although that’s been eaten up these days as general living space. No reason why you can’t change it back though, if you feel an artistic urge.

1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire

Still a very interesting shape, even after all these years. A split property in essence, with that sloping ‘butterfly’ roof, dual garages and fairly unassuming entrance / front elevation, contrasted with a more open rear that’s certain to let the light flood in, as well as offering views over nearby farmland.

1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire

Inside, it’s been made into something more traditional these days, but is, with one or two exceptions, true to the original design, should you want to put the ‘sixties’ back in.

1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
1960s four-bedroomed house in Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire

Accommodation is fairly extensive, with an entrance hall, cloakroom, study, dining/studio area, sitting room, conservatory/sun lounge, kitchen, large galleried balcony, inner landing and study area, along with four bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room), a family bathroom, driveway parking for several vehicles, a three-car garage and grounds extending to a little over one third of an acre.

Originally it was up for around half a million, but die to a non-sale, that price has steadily dropped. Right now, this house is up for sale for £445,000.

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