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On the market: 1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Thanks to Tim for flagging up this 1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, which was designed by the architect for his own use.

1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

We are guessing 1950s, as we haven’t been able to find out much about the place outside of the agent’s details. Certainly around that era anyway. According to Tim, the house stands out amongst the other houses in the street, with the architect no doubt wanting to make his mark with this design half a century or so ago – and they are still making that mark today.

1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

At first glance, there’s nothing jumping out at you. But at the time, the Scandinavian influence would have been quite a diversion. Also, the fact that it looks so modern today is perhaps another nod to good design. The house has been well maintained, but many of the original features are still in place, such as the exposed brick, African hardwood, parquet flooring, quarry tiles and interestingly, the custom fitted furniture from that original build.

1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
1950s Ren Fer-designed midcentury property in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

The extended glazed area at the rear (the garden room) is perhaps the headline feature in terms of layout, but there is also a sitting and dining room on the ground floor, align with a kitchen, bathroom and garage access. Upstairs are the three bedrooms and a further bathroom.

£850,000 is the asking price.

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