We love Frazer Crane’s work. The architect, best known for the iconic house he designed for George Best, designed a number of other interesting modernist dwellings back in the day, including this one in Whitefield and a stunner in Wilmslow. Now we’ve spotted another for sale, this 1970s Frazer Crane-designed three-bedroom modernist property in Hale Barns, Cheshire.
It certainly lives up to the standard of the other properties. Refurbished for sure, but the current occupants have done a great job of using the frame of the Crane design and mixing in the modern era, producing something that’s both modern and modernist. Judging by one of the shots on the agent’s listing, certainly a stark contrast to other nearby properties.
The agent talks about curved glass walls, split levels and full width double glazed windows within, incorporating sliding windows that overlook the southerly facing gardens, which include the deck, water features and terrace. The water feature has been designed to flow around the rear garden with ‘the sound of running water reflected from a tiled screen wall’.
Plenty of technology too, with enclosed reception areas to each side and an entry phone system, cameras to the front and rear and a security fence, along with an integrated Bose hi-fi system with discreet speakers to the reception rooms and bedrooms. You’ll also find custom made and designed fittings within.
As for space, this detached house has a reception area, cloakroom/WC, dining hall, ‘magnificent’ open plan sitting room with full width glazing to the rear and fitted furniture, a refitted breakfast kitchen with integrated appliances and a laundry room.
A split level rear hall takes you to the master suite of double bedroom and luxurious en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, family bathroom, integral double garage and car port.
More detail and images on the listing, with an asking price of £895,000.