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1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

Not just a 1970s Cambridge Design Group-designed modernist property in Histon, near Cambridge. it also a grade II-listed house.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

This is one of a pair of houses designed by David Thurlow of the Cambridge Design Group back in 1972, each constructed to a design brief that demanded space suited to both ‘private contemplation’ and ‘grander entertaining’. Both were also planned to be ‘large enough to accommodate a group of two to 100’. Whether that’s the case is something you’ll have to work out at a viewing.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

Not a great deal seems to have changed since the 1970. The pictorial tour on the agent’s site shows a house structurally the same, with barely anything updated in terms of the finish and decor. Maybe the odd appliance in the kitchen and perhaps the bathroom. But very little overall.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

So plenty of wood, exposed brick and substantial glazing and some rather clever design, of course.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

That’s not what you see from the road, with the agent describing the house as initially ‘unassuming’. Very different once inside though.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

You’ll be greeted with a double-height entrance hall, which ends in ‘an entirely glazed facade’ overlooking the garden, with a ‘floating’ timber bridge at first floor level that connecting the bedrooms.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

That hallway leads into the galley kitchen at one end and to the dining area at the other. Beyond that is the triple-aspect living area, with lots of light and views out to gardens on all sides.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

A slight change in the level leads to a sunken space known as the ‘TV Pit’ and a study area. Also on the ground floor is the utility room and bedroom / family room with an en suite bathroom.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

The first floor hosts three bedrooms, one with a ‘fanlight’ window, and a bathroom.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

Outside space too, with a drive way and car port for the off-street parking. As we mention before, a private garden, which surrounds the house on three sides.

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

The images perhaps give a better impression of what you get than our words, so do check those out and the additional shots on the agent’s site. If you like what you see, £725,000 is the asking price.

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

1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge
1970s modernism: Cambridge Design Group-designed property in Histon, near Cambridge

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