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On the market: 1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

A tale of two halves here. While the austere exterior might not instantly pull you in, the interior of this 1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2 just might.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

The house dates back to the early 1960s and after a browse of the photos, we don’t think too much (furnishings aside) has changed over the subsequent years.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

Saying that, the agent does point out that the house now has ‘scope for modernisation’, which is perhaps fair comment. Perhaps a little sharpening up here and there might be in order – but not too much. The outside certainly needs a slight rethink for us, which just looks a little tired and bland.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

A very different story for the inside of this three-storey property, which exudes 1960s-style charm.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

You get around 1,942 sq. ft. over those three floors (not to mention an additional garage and store). Access is through a covered car port and once in the house you’ll find what’s described as an ‘inverted’ layout. So five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the ground and first floors (plus a general use utility), with the living space up above.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

All of that is linked together by an oh-so-sixties spiral staircase. Talking of original takes us to the kitchen and reception space, which could be right out of an interiors magazine of the mid-1960s, complete with quarry tiles on the floors, exposed brick and a pitched timber ceiling.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

A lovely terrace too, accessed by sliding doors, with additional outside space at ground level, courtesy of a large brick patio / parking area and a rear garden arranged over various levels.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

All in all, a stylish living space that needs a new set of eyes to bring it up a notch or two for the modern era. If you are the person to do it, you will need £1,225,000.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2
1960s Michael Blackstock-designed modernist property in London SW2

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