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On the market: 1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

When we featured the 1980s modernist property in Saint Nicolas du Pélem in Brittany, we were also sent this 1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France too. On the face of it, a more interesting property.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

That’s purely down to the bold exterior. Even 30+ years on, this is a head turning house with its beams, stone pillars and blocks of glazing. It looks nothing like the last house in Brittany we featured, but it is believed to be down to the same local architect – Michel Velly.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

We’re not certain, but Sharon, who pointed us in the direction of both houses and lives in one designed by the same man, believes it is. Something to confirm with the agent / seller if you are interested.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Inside is something of a different story. There’s nothing wrong with the interior, but a lot of the detailing you would have expected inside doesn’t seem to be there. A renovation job has left the inside of the house very clean and practical, but without the ‘wow’ factor we would have expected.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Still, there’s nothing that a makeover couldn’t put right. The layout is likely to be unchanged and that exterior is obviously a huge pull.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

Space is also likely to appeal. That includes a large open plan kitchen and dining area that sweeps into the lounge, covering around 65 sq. metres in total. There is also a small, sunken lounge area with a wood pellet burner, an office, a cloakroom, three bedrooms (one with an en-suite, the others with access to the garden), a shower or and a very large basement area.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

That basement space was previously used as a three-room area, formerly used as a music room, gym, wine cellar, workshop area, utility and parking for three cars.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

If that’s not enough space, you also get 2.5 acres of land outside, with direct access to a former railway line which is now a walking / riding / cycling track, which runs for 128km in total.

1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France
1980s modernist house in Kergrist-Moelou, Brittany, northwestern France

So a great building, great location and an interior that perhaps needs someone to come in and work that ‘wow’ factor back in. The asking price is £379,785.

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