It needs some modernisation, according to the agent, but we still think this 1960s architect-designed four-bedroom property in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is a rather nice canvas to work with.
The house was individually designed and built by the later owner, presumably in the 1960s (although we stand to be corrected) and is described as a ‘detached chalet style home’, which sits on a substantial private plot within an exclusive private cul-de-sac of just five similar properties.
We love the fact that this place has changed little, which is certainly a strong part of the appeal. Indeed, the agent describers it as having ‘some historical interest’ with a number of original design features including split levels, exposed brickwork, cedar panelling and feature vaulted ceilings.
The accommodation comprises of a substantial reception hallway with double height vaulted ceiling and full height double glazed panels, with steps at either end leading to the principal reception rooms and bedrooms. The original kitchen leads from a part enclosed dining area with a feature first floor lounge with exposed brickwork and vaulted cedar panelled ceiling with exposed timbers also present.
Other space includes a family room with part vaulted cedar ceiling, a balcony, which extends across the front of the property with views over the grounds, four bedrooms, a bathroom plus a ground floor utility room with downstairs cloakroom/WC and rear lobby.
Outside, there are gardens extending to all sides, screened from the road behind mature conifers. There is also a driveway with ample off-road parking, leading to an integral single garage with a separate vehicular access and driveway running to the rear of the property.
The house is for sale by informal tender, with offers to be received in writing by 5pm on Tuesday 14th May 2013. Those offers need to be over £425,000. More images on the listing.