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1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

It could be a new build. But it isn’t. This is the 1970s Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

Found in the exclusive area of Branksome Park and just a short distance from Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks beaches, the house dates from the mid-1970s, picking up grade II listing status around 10 years ago.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

The architecture is as striking today as it was back in the 1970s. A white steel structure and walls of glass that connects you to the green spaces that surround the house

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

Has it changed? We can’t be sure, but we would guess that the architecture is pretty much as it was, with the interior likely to have been updated and maintained as the decades have passed.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

Indeed, the interior could be straight out of a contemporary interiors magazine. A clean white finish throughout, ceilings lights, a modern kitchen and bathroom space, this is pretty much everything you would expect of a high end, modern-day home. But take out there furniture and it’s also a blank canvas for the prospective buyer.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

As for the layout, you are looking at three double bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, an open plan living / dining area,  a kitchen and a laundry area.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

Outside is a garage and what are (quite rightfully) described as beautifully landscaped gardens and a walled garden, as well as a private tree lined driveway.

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

Just on the market, the architecture and the postcode mean an asking price of £1,350,000.

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

Huge thanks to Ed on Twitter for the tip off!

1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset
1970s modernism: Richard Horden-designed Wildwood property in Poole, Dorset

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