The fact that this house is something of a ‘time capsule’ certainly boosts the appeal of the 1960s Norman Plastow-designed midcentury modern property in London SW20.
It’s almost the first time on the market for the house. ‘Almost’ because the property was originally built by the architect for his own use, but a change of mind led to a sale to the current owner and seller. So just the one wonder since 1961.
An owner who evidently loved the original design, filling it with appropriately modernist furnishings and keeping the look and feel of the house as the decades past. Just one small structural change has been made, but that was the work of Norman Plastow too and effectively just an en-suite for the first floor.
Which means, in essence, what you see id what you saw back in the early 1960s. Large windows, double-height ceilings in the open reception area, wood panelling, exposed brick, an open staircase and lots of little 1960s touches throughout. If you want to live in that decade, this is the house for you. If we had the budget, it would definitely be the house for us!
A decent amount of living space to play with too. Head in via the ‘spacious porch’ and entrance hall, which take you the integral garage if you go one way or the open plan living room and dining area if you go the other. That dining room leads onto the kitchen, which overlooks the front garden.
You can’t really miss the open staircase as you walk through the reception space. Head up it and you will find three bedrooms (one with the previously mentioned en-suite) along with a family bathroom.
Outside you get a shirt drive, the integral garage, a front garden and a substantial 59 ft. level garden at the rear. Also in that rear garden is a cedarwood summer house with power supply, which is crying out to be a home office.
Not much else we can add except we love it and the asking price is £1,250,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.