This 1960s David Addey-designed modernist property in Frant, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent has just gone on the market.
The house itself, in terms of its shape, doesn’t seem to have changed too radically over the decades. But the finishes obviously have.
Yes, there is a touch of the original house here and there (the staircase is the obvious example), but right now this is very much a contemporary family home.
That perhaps indicates just how good the architecture has stood the test of time. Yes, the finishes are modern, but the original open interior spaces created by the architect, as well as the heavy glazing to the rear, are still intact. The latter is hardly surprising as the views are impressive, with extensive gardens being part of the deal with this place.
Extensive living space too. Head in via a glazed porch and an entrance hall and you will be greeted by a large open plan kitchen / dining room with an adjoining living space. Limestone flooring here, as well as granite and woodblock units in the kitchen, plus a 4-oven oil-fired Aga and walk-in larder. Glazed bi-fold doors across the kitchen / dining room and living area open out onto the terrace and gardens.
The entrance hall also has access to the main reception room plus stairs to the first floor.
Once there you will find six bedrooms including a master bedroom with south facing balcony and an en-suite bathroom, with views over farmland and woods from most of the other bedrooms.
As for the outside, you get a driveway, parking area, a lawned front garden and that wonderful rear garden, which is landscaped to create three main tiers.
The highest tier has a terrace ‘suitable for outdoor dining’, the middle tier has large level lawn plus a swimming pool, with removable sliding cover and the lowest tier features a pond, a wild garden and a summer house.
More images on the listing and if this is your kind of place, it can be yours for around £1,275,000.
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