This one has us stumped a little in terms of the back story, so we will have to go all ‘through the keyhole’ to find a little more out about this midcentury-style property in Prestbury, Cheshire.
The house is called Overbrook and is described by the agent as a ‘truly avant-garde residence’. What the agent doesn’t tell us is the name of the architect and the era.
We can’t find an architect’s name for this (although Frazer Crane did work a lot around this area) and the era is hard to pin down too. Many of the finishes look recent, but some of the prominent furnishings here are unmistakably later 1960s, early 1970s (Merrow Associates, Guzzini and so on), as are the light fittings. Few people retrofit such things.
Also, this is a style of architecture that really isn’t done in the current era. The beams, the full-height glazing, the layout, the understated frontage with cedar cladding – it all points to 1960s. We’re comfortable with that.
A good amount of space too, with a nice bonus at the end. More on that in a minute. For now, let’s focus on the main house, which is approached via a considerable driveway, so plenty of space to park your cart or cars.
Once in you will find an entrance hall, cloaks/WC and a large utility on the ground level. The majority of the living space is on the first floor.
That consists of a study, a lounge area with log burner and sliding doors for outside access, a dining area, a breakfasting kitchen, pantry, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
That’s not quite all, with a second staircase leading to what’s described as a ‘versatile space’ that could be used as an office, a gym or a fifth bedroom. Either way, it has a private entrance/
Outside is a double garage, trees and gardens. The plot is described as ‘enviable’, which might alert a few property developers in the Cheshire area.
Hopefully someone will appreciate the house, but if you do, you will have to find around £1,000,000 for it.
Images and details courtesy of Gascoigne Halman. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.
Update: Thanks to Lesley for letting us know that an architect, Ian Worsley, is the vendor and as such, might well be the architect behind this house.