As if time has stood still. This five-bedroom modernist property in Macclesfield, Cheshire was once ‘state-of-the-art’ according to the agent . Now it’s a relic of its era, but a very interesting one.
Sitting on an elevated spot in a rural location, Sandicot (as it is known) was cutting edge back in the day and still has a distinctive look and feel today. If you love the 1970s, you’ll love this place. If the seller is leaving all the interior fittings, you’ll be in heaven.
That’s not to say it is perfect. Some of this place hasn’t aged well at all and those bathrooms (to name just one example) might be a little much for most. But if you want something architecturally interesting in this area, it’s definitely worth viewing.
As a bonus, you get plenty of space too. Go in via the entrance hall, which leads you into the study, the downstairs cloakroom and the lounge, the latter with double glazed French doors leading to the balcony along with full height floor to ceiling windows and a cast iron spiral staircase leading to the basement. Yes, this property doesn’t go up, it goes down. Also on this floor is the kitchen, a utility room, a dining room with serving hatch to the kitchen, an ‘orchid room’, a sitting room or second study, one of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms.
Head down that ‘of its era’ spiral staircase and you’ll be greeted by the lower hallway, four bedrooms (one with en-suite), two more bathrooms, separate WC and a a store/cellar room. That leads through to a double garage with power and lighting. You also get your own wine store, a greenhouse, a large driveway and an equally large garden for the outside space.
If you want it, it’s being sold by sealed bids, with offers over £400,000. Open viewings will take place every Tuesday and Friday between 12pm and 1.30pm commencing Friday 18th January 2013. Viewings are by appointment though. More photos on the listing.