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On the market: 1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

I’m guessing you haven’t seen a living room quite like the one in this 1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon. Big thanks to Nick for the tip off.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

It is the first time on the market for Blindwell, which was designed and built by Reginald Gale in the late 1960s for his own occupation.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

It is quite a place too. The exterior is quite understated, but designed to take advantage of the south facing views, with plenty of outdoor space for taking them in when the sun shines.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

But it the inside that really sells this place to us. The house has been extended relatively recently and the kitchen upgraded around the same time. But outside of that, the house has its 1960s excesses well and truly preserved.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

The extensive glazing, colourful floating walls, the central copper-clad fireplace, the exposed stone, the beams, the staircase and the gallery areas. The heart of this home is very special and you would hope, something that any right-minded buyer would want to preserve.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

Plenty of space to go with the style too, as well as planning permission to extend further if you wish. But for now, let’s focus on the here and now.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

That kicks of with the front door with coloured glass inset and matching side panels, leading to an entrance lobby, a reception hall and that wonderful general reception area with beamed vaulted ceiling, Sicilian Marble floor with under floor heating and an exposed stone wall.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

That drops down to the sitting area with central stone chimney with a fireplace topped in copper. There is also an internal water feature here, as well as a built in fish tank. Further on is a lower study area with an additional coloured glass screen specifically designed to ‘accommodate the Christmas tree in season’.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

Moving along, you’ll find an upper dining area overlooking the garden, a study area and that updated kitchen / breakfast area with utility room. Finishing off the ground floor is an inner lobby, a cloakroom, separate WC and a studio / family room.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

Head up the stairs and you will find a galleried landing overlooking the reception area, an inner landing, the master suite with sun balcony, a further bedroom with balcony, three more bedrooms, a store room and a family bathroom.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

Head outside and there is a long driveway/ parking area, a double garage, an office / workshop, a greenhouse, a sun terrace and extensive gardens, along with a water garden. The plot covers around 1.2 acres.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

If this is your kind of place, it is offers in excess of £1,000,000.

Images and details courtesy of Stags. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.

1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon
1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

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