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On the market: 1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

It perhaps needs a little work to bring it back to its best, but this 1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon has one big thing on its side – originality.

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

The house was built for an architect back in 1968 and was described back then as a ‘cutting edge’ build, inspired by Scandinavian design. As we said, originality is the selling point here, from the front door through to the pine clad ceiling, the staircase and freestanding circular log stove.

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

Of course, this is a family home and is currently treated as such rather than a relic of the 1960s. But look beyond that decor and you’ll realise that the design is very much intact and really just waiting for the right person to take it on to the next level. At the asking price, we suspect there will not be a shortage of takers.

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

From a covered double car port a front door opens to the hallway, which in turn takes you to the utility room, bedroom four (with a further room that could convert to an en-suite), a shower room and an open tread staircase taking you to the first floor.

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

On that upper floor, you’ll find an L-shaped sitting and dining room with exposed beams and freestanding fireplace. It also has large windows, which in turn offer great views over Torbay and the sea beyond. French doors offer even better views on a fine day.

1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon
1960s architect-designed property in Torquay, Devon

Also here is the kitchen, three further bedrooms and a shower room. Outside is what’s described as a spacious plot with sloping grass area, patio and trees.

Fancy it? The price is £275,000.

Find out more at the John Lake website

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