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On the market: 1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales
1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

I love finding places like this. Although to be fair, I didn’t find it. Gareth Davies spotted this 1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales.

1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales
1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

According to the agent’s details, the house, known as ‘Hole In The Wall’, is a one-off design by an unnamed architect for his own use, dating back to 1973. Some features have been updated since then (the kitchen, for example), but much of this place has simply been maintained around that original design in the decades since.

1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales
1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

The agent calls it ‘a must-see for those seeking modernist living’ and we really can’t disagree. The straight lines, tongue and grove ceilings, exposed brickwork, full-height windows – and that’s before we go anywhere near the fixtures and fittings. Ok, location might be a little remote, but as a house, this is something special.

1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales
1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

Lots of space too, some of which you might not expect. Head in via the entrance hall and bespoke door and you’ll find the entrance hall with backlit fitted storage and cloakroom. That leads to an office area with quarry tiled floor and fitted shelf units, a lounge/dining room with full height windows, electrical track spotlighting, recessed bespoke storage, feature fireplace and brick partition with feature polished concrete display shelf leading to a music room, which overlooks the pool. There’s also a kitchen with breakfast bar area and quarry tiled floor, tongue and groove finish to ceiling, two bedrooms, both with storage, a bathroom (again with harry tiled floor) and separate WC.

1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in  Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales
1970s architect-designed single-storey modernist property in Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales

That’s only half the story though, with the outside space a key selling point too. You’ll find a long gravelled driveway with wrought iron (bespoke) gates, feature bespoke fencing, plenty of garden (vegetable, ornamental and trees), patio, greenhouse, iron dog kennel and a swimming pool, which has separate pool house containing an oil fired boiler and pool cleaning apparatus. On top of that, you’ll find a garage block, comprising the main garage, a workshop, outside WC and a a concreted secondary parking area with drain for car washing etc.

Sounds like a well thought out house and one purpose built for the the architect owner’s needs. If it fits yours, the asking price is £320,000.

Find out more at the Bowen Son and Watson website

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