I’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. I’m amazed how many dream houses that are featured on the Grand Designs show end up on the market. This three-bedroom modernist property in Southwick, Cambridgeshire seems to have been on the market previously – and it’s on again right now.
The house was featured on series three of the show, along with a revisited episode some time later. A bit of online research shows the house on the market in 2010 for more money than being asked now. We’re not sure if it sold then or was withdrawn from sale.
What we do know is that the original 2002 build was extended in 2005, so there’s more house for your money than you see in the original show, although the overall look is hardly changed.
The house sits on the edge of woodlands, with views towards Woodland Trust reserves – so peace and privacy should be assured. As for the property itself, the contemporary design has an environmental and energy based specification with Scandinavian timber being sourced from sustainable forests and the glass has been treated to reduce solar gain and to keep heat in. There’s also an oil-fired system, including under-floor heating and radiators, plus an efficient, feature woodburner.
The layout is open plan, with full height glass walls, with inside space including a hall, cloaks/WC, kitchen, an extensively glazed living room, a snug, study (or fourth bedroom), utility room, galleried landing, master bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The gardens and grounds extend to around 0.74 acres and contain two large sheds with lighting, one fitted with shelves and workbench.
As for price, it’s available for £645,000.