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On the market: 1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

More midcentury charm, this time in the form of this 1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

The architect is best-known for his grade II-listed Cedarwood property in Liverpool, but obviously his output wasn’t limited to that. At the other end of the country you’ll find this place on the East Kent coast, dating back to 1963.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

It looks like another time capsule and in some ways it is. But not entirely.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

First up, the agent points out that the houser has been ‘sympathetically updated’ as the decades have passed and in addition to that, there is also an extension at the back, the work of architect Mike Duncan.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

Think of that as a ‘bonus’ as all the original features of the house have (thankfully) been maintained.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

Obviously the focal point here is the wonderful double height reception room that is open to the equally stylish stairway and gallery.That’s the ‘wow’ factor for us and we would guess, most people who walk through the door.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

A decent amount of space too, especially after the extension.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

Head in and access the hallway, which takes you to the dining room and kitchen one way, with a bedroom, a bathroom and a further bedroom / study in the opposite direction.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

Ahead of the hall is the living room, which also leads to an additional wing that’s pretty much self-contained, with a bedroom plus en-suite, a kitchen area and breakfast / living space.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

On the first floor there are two more bedrooms, one with its own en-suite bathroom, as well as a landing/ gallery that crosses above the living room.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

Outside is what’s described as a ‘good-sized’ integral garage plus more parking space at the front of the house. The side and rear offers up some landscaped garden.

1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent
1960s Gerald Beech-designed modernist property in Broadstairs, Kent

If you want to take this place on, the asking price is £795,000.

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

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