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On the market: 1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire

1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire
1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire

Seems to be a good time to find British midcentury gems for sale, which now includes this wonderful 1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire, which is known as the Goddard House, due to it being built for the Goddard Family.

1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire
1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire

In the ‘sought-after’ Stoneygate area of Leicester, the house is described by the agent as ‘one of Britain’s finest post-war architect-designed homes’. When you see it, you’ll see why. English Heritage has seen this Bauhaus-inspired build, giving the place grade II listing not long after for its design and original condition. The house actually dates from 1954, a single-storey property designed by Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker of James Cubitt & Partners, a noted London-based architectural firm for the Goddards. Incidentally, the sale family is now selling it.

1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire
1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire

We love the full-length windows, as well as the Westmorland slate hearth and mantelpiece, welsh slate window sills and the wide use of hardwoods, which includes African mahuhu, pearwood, rosewood and mahogany. High-end finishes, that’s for sure. We can’t imagine many houses in the 1950s had underfloor heating either, which is located throughout the house.

1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire
1950s Fello Atkinson and Brenda Walker-designed grade II-listed midcentury modern property in Leicester, Leicestershire

As for the layout, across that single storey you’ll find five bedrooms. plus a large living room area, connecting through to the kitchen. There’s also a bathroom, a study, builder room and as you might have noticed from the snaps, a wonderful separate garden studio, which you’ll find in the quarter of an acre of garden.

If all of that appeals, the price is £515,000. More images below.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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