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1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

This 1960s modernist property in Benfleet, Essex is perhaps kore spacious than its exterior suggests.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

No details of the architect available, but this house was individually designed, with many of the details from the original build still in place.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

The ceilings jump off the page, as do the exposed brick finishes and the open plan reception areas. Some of the furnishings look like they might have been custom made too.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

But that is matched up with some more contemporary design, not least with the kitchen and ‘snug’ area in the middle of the main living room. But despite the modern additions and upgrades, this place has never really left the 1960s. Unless you really gut the place, it just couldn’t. The house is so of its era.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

As we said, a good amount of space here too, Head in through the front door (which is actually to the side of the house) and you’ll find an entrance hall with wood ceiling, which leads to that open plan lounge and dining area.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

That space has floor to ceiling windows to the rear, high level windows elsewhere, the central snug area with log burner, a pitched ceilings plus recessed shelving areas and built-in units.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

That leads onto the bathroom, two bedrooms and another open plan living area. This one features the kitchen space, which is open to the rest of the room. Beyond that is a shower room, two further bedrooms and a storage room.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

But that’s not quite all. A rear garden is beyond, one that backs directly onto farmland. You also get a detached garage and a further outbuilding or office with sliding glass doors, heating, power points and so on. A front garden too, along with a gravel driveway.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

The images probably tell it best, so check out those at the agent’s site. If you want this place, it is offers around the £575,000 mark.

Images and details courtesy of Essex Countryside. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Update: Thanks to Lesley for letting us know that this place dates to 1964 and is the work of Brian Frost, with the house originally built for his parents.

1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex
1960s modernism: Four-bedroom property in Benfleet, Essex

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