An individual build that’s very much of its era. But at the same time, this 1960s architect-designed five-bedroom property in Barnt Green, Birmingham, West Midlands is also a very hip modern home.
That’s because this property has been updated, but the owners have worked with the existing design to add their own stamp on it without taking out the 1960s. Wise move. In fact, with some of the decor, it looks more ’60s now than it ever has.
The original 1964 structure has a touch of the Frank Lloyd Wright about it, but was actually the work of Danish architect, A. Monrad-Hansen of Copenhagen, taking advantage of the sloping site with accommodation on ground and lower ground levels. Some great period features too, including some lovely wood panelling, large windows, cool room dividers, tiles floors and that wonderful spiral staircase.
Head in via an entrance hall to a central reception hall which features that large spiral staircase and Italian Terrezzo flooring. It then splits into two wings – the bedroom accommodation and the living areas. Reception spaces (with ceramic floor tiles) include a drawing room, garden room and dining room, all of which can be opened up via retractable walls and have terraces overlooking the gardens. There’s also a kitchen/breakfast room, pantry and a cloakroom in this area.
The bedroom wing at ground floor level includes a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe together with guest bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There is a contemporary family bathroom and two further bedrooms too. The lower ground floor is described as ‘flexible’, but is currently used for a store, sauna, gym room, laundry and a ‘particularly generous’ self-contained one bedroom apartment with its own point of access to the side. Outside space is an in/out drive, double garage, extensive gardens and terraces and a garden store.
More details and images with the agent. The asking price is £895,000.