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1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

This 1960s Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed modernist  property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire has just gone on the market, fresh from some modernisation.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

The ‘thoughtful modernisation’ of this 1960s midcentury modern property was undertaken by its architect owner, the result of which is a rather nice mix of the old and the new.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

The timber ceilings, woodblock flooring and a concrete spiral staircase all thankfully survive the transformation, but elsewhere, the finishes are fresh and modern, not least when you get to the kitchen area at the rear of the open plan ground floor space.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Talking of that space, you get 1,365 sq. ft. over three levels. On the ground floor is that open-plan kitchen / diner with quartz worktops and Smeg appliances and access to the paved garden with raised beds via the glazed sliding doors. There is a separate WC and utility room with independent access to and from the garden on the floor too.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

The first floor has the main living area with its floor-to-ceiling windows at both ends, which pretty guarantees a light and bright space. Also on this floor is a single bedroom and shower room.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

On the second floor are three additional bedrooms and a family bathroom.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Also worth noting is the underfloor heating throughout the house, along with the off-street parking for two cars in addition to the garden.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Oh yes, the house is also in a conservation area, if that’s a box you need ticking.

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

There is a viewing day on Saturday 8th April if you are interested. If you are, speak to the agent about that. As for price, this is up for £550,000.

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

1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
1960s modernism: Lyster, Grillet & Harding-designed property in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire