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1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

One of these in a much-upgraded state sold some time back. It is worth checking out to see the potential of this 1960s Fry, Drew & Partners-designed modernist property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

As you might have gathered, this property is part of a collection of houses designed by Fry, Drew & Partners, all of which date back to 1964. Edwin Maxwell Fry, who worked alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, was one of the leading lights of modernist architecture in the UK.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

So a house that carries some weight architecturally, even if it isn’t listed (as yet).

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

This semi-detached example is something of a time capsule and an opportunity for someone to create something special. Much of the original design is still in place, but the house does require updating. Not least when it comes to the kitchen and bathroom.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

However, it is still original in terms of the exterior and inside, offers up those lovely beams, the exposed brick and the original wood panel walls. All of which is the perfect canvas to create a wonderful period living space.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

The property itself is set back on its plot and is approached by a York stone path leading to the covered entrance porch. Once inside you will find an entrance hall with storage and cloakroom, leading onto a ‘spacious’ triple aspect living room / dining room with open fire, wood floor and a bay window with seat.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

A door from the dining room leads to the kitchen with larder, while a side porch / utility leads off the kitchen and has a door leading to the garden.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

One the first floor a sizeable landing leads to three double bedrooms (again with the wood panels and beams), all of which are dual aspect and two with built in wardrobes. A family bathroom completes the layout.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

Decent outside space too, with a landscaped garden wrapping around the property. A patio area too, as well as off road parking, a garage, and a brick storage shed.

1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent
1960s modernism: Fry, Drew & Partners-designed property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent

Lovely place and on the market with no chain for £499,995.

Images and details courtesy of Langford Rae O’Neill. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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