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1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

It has been updated, but this 1970s modernist property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales still has potential. Especially at this asking price.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

The work of local architects Bowen Dann Knox, this dates (we think) from the 1970s and one of five similar properties, each constructed using ‘innovative methods of construction and design’ for the period.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

That design looks pretty much unchanged on the face of it, with the inside offering plenty of space as well as some of that original era too.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

We love the balcony space that looks out onto the garden, the design that pretty sits within the sloping grounds and once inside, you notice the staircase is pretty much as it was, the huge living room and its wood ceilings have survived, as have the ceilings in some of the bedrooms.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

However, beyond that it does look like a lot of updating has gone on in the fairly recent past. The kitchen, the bathrooms and some of the other rooms look a little out of sync with the rest of the house. I’m not suggesting they should have been left, but they just seem a little at odds with this particular property.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

In short, I’m saying that the house is a wonderful opportunity for someone to come in and perhaps balance things out a little.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

No complaints on the amount of living space. That is made up of the porch, hallways with cloakroom, a large utility and a bedroom on the ground floor, with the upper space offering a wonderful open plan and dual aspect lounge and dining room with sun balcony, the kitchen, a study (possibly a fifth bedroom) and an inner hall leading to the master bedroom with en-suite shower, two further bedroom and a family bathroom.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

Outside space is also substantial. The garage is built into the house, with further parking on the long driveway. You also get ‘large manicured lawns’, with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and Nant-y-Glyn Valley beyond, as well as the sea in the distance. Great spot.

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

All of that with a guide price of £365,000.

Images and details courtesy of Sterling Estate Agents. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Huge thanks to Gareth for the tip off!

1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
1970s modernism: Bowen Dann Knox-designed property in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

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