It’s a little frustrating that we can’t use this image on the site, but hop on over the RIBA Pix site to see an original image of this 1930s Dyson and Hebeler-designed grade II-listed art deco property in Hilton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. It’s an amazing ‘now and then’ contrast of a house seemingly unchanged externally by the decades.
The house dates back to 1938, the work if Dyson and Hebeler of Cambridge, with the design work completed under the supervision William (Bill) Parker Dyson. It’s a stunning piece of domestic architecture and grade II-listed for its significance to the modern movement. The agent points out that this substantial property is in need of renovation, as the first image of this set might indicate. But I’m not convinced it needs too much work. Yes, it needs sharpening up, that’s for sure. But some of the internal shots show work has been done – and importantly, some key period features survive.
Indeed, within the 4,000 sq. ft. of soak you’ll spot what looks to be original doors, light fittings and shelving, an amazing circular room with original walls and ceiling light (which looks to be used as a dining room overlooking the garden) and a showpiece spiral staircase. But other images show a modern kitchen, recently decorated rooms and modern central heating for example. So certainly no relic. Would love to see more images of the outside too, although we suspect it is pretty much as it was designed.
As for the room breakdown, the floor plan points to a large reception hall with WC and access to that feature staircase, along with the circular dining room, lounge, study, kitchen/breakfast room (with storage), a rear entrance area and utility.
Head upstairs and you’ll find a total of seven bedrooms, a large landing area, a dressing room for the master bedroom, two bathrooms, an extra WC and storage areas. Outside also packs in extra space too, notably a large workshop and a garage, all of which can be found along a tree-lined driveway in around 2.5 acres of land.
£995,000 is the price of this place.