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On the market: Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

Modernism or art deco? This particular property straddles the two, but we’re opting for a five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon as a headline.

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

We don’t have an architect’s name, but we do know it was constructed in the 1930s, initially described as ‘a thirties Modern Movement house’. That profile, with its straight lines, flat roofs and sun balconies, look largely unchanged over the decades. The interior though, is a very different story.

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

But not in a bad way. The current owners have obviously spent a lot of time, energy and money restoring this place to something special, marrying the period 1930s features with modern, high end finishes. We’re certainly not complaining about the end result.

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

As for space, you get five bedrooms, a study, utility room, cloakroom and what look like an open-plan kitchen / dining / living room. The master bedroom suite, featuring oak flooring, sits on the top floor of this three-storey house, complete with a shower room and full-height glazed doors that open out onto a wide balcony with some great views. The second and third bedrooms both have en-suite facilities.

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

There is also an integral garage at the property and ‘extensive’ landscaped gardens to the rear of the house, including a terraced area, lawns and a summer house. The location is good too, said to be in a ‘sought-after residential area’ of the town.

Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon
Five-bedroom 1930s modernist property in Torquay, Devon

If all of that appeals, this place is on the market for £745,000.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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