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Time capsule for sale: 1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Thanks to Su for flagging this one up. The house was briefly on the market a few months back, but went under offer before we had chance to write about it. But that sale doesn’t look to have gone through, as this 1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire is back up for sale.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

It’s an amazing place, although you do wonder if the house will survive in this state for much longer. The 1960s individually architect-designed house is a time capsule for the era, with hardly a thing changed in the intervening 50 or so years.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

The sought after period features are everywhere. From the open plan living area to the distinctive stairway, the gallery, the exposed brick, the wood panelling, the light fittings, the built-on storage…even the upstairs carpet and the kitchen units. It’s as if the house has been trapped in time for decades. Which is nothing but good news for lovers of the era.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

However, there is that ominous mention of ‘scope for further development’ subject to planning permission. Of course, the agent is absolutely right for mentioning it, especially as the house isn’t listed and does have what looks like a good sized plot. But we would hope that someone loves this place for what it is and preserves what you really cannot get back.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

In terms of the living space, you are looking at a ‘spacious’ entrance hall, a walk-in store room (or dark room) and that wonderful period kitchen, which in turn leads to the stunning L-shaped open plan living and dining room with exposed brick and open tread stairway. The dining room has fitted seating and and a door to the rear.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Note that there is also a ground floor bedroom, which has built-in storage and an interconnecting door to a bathroom.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Head up to the first floor and you’ll find a further bedroom, specifically a galleried bedroom with built-in wardrobe, large internal window and a door to balcony. Also on this floor is a store room with window.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Head outside and you’ll notice the large corner plot with driveway parking, car port, inner courtyard area plus side and rear gardens measuring 90ft x 90ft.

1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

It is unlikely to be on the market for long. If you want it, offers in excess of £350,000 are advised.

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1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
1960s modernist property in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

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