How does the idea of a substantial and untouched, architect-designed period property for under £400k grab? Because that’s what this 1960s Alan Reiach-designed midcentury modern property in Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland offers.
New to the market, it was built in the 1960s to a design by renowned architect Alan Reiach OBE in conjunction with the owners. We are guessing it has stayed in the hands of the original owners (or their family) since, as nothing looks to have changed over the decades.
Which leaves is with a well-preserved example of British midcentury modern domestic architecture packed full of period features. Single-storey accommodation with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, wood panelling for the walls and ceiling, exposed brick walls, built-in furniture, a sliding wall to partition the dining room from living room and a wood exterior that works well with the woodland all around. You get over an acre of natural woodland and gardens with this place too.
As for the layout, you get a double glass walled reception hall looking out onto the woodland beyond, a living room with real fire and encompassing full height windows, a dining room with that sliding wall, a kitchen, utility and cloakroom. There’s also a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and bathroom with sunken bath, separate shower, bidet and twin basins. three further double bedrooms with original integrated wardrobes and a separate family bathroom.
As we mentioned, plenty of outside space to enjoy, including ‘entertaining terraces’ and a quadruple garage with extensive driveway. The grounds also guarantee a good amount of privacy.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, offers over £359,000 are invited.