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1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

We saw a similar one earlier in the year. Now another 1970s Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset is on the market.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

The best thing about that is the research has already been done. Which makes our life a lot easier.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

This is one of a group of five houses in the village of Flax Bourton, just outside Bristol, all of which made up an experimental development by brothers Bob and Tim Organ to showcase their talents under the ‘Artist Constructor’ banner back in 1972. Each differs slightly in look and due to the designs, no house overlooks another.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

This one looks to be fairly faithful to the original design. Yes, there is a new kitchen in the house, but there is a limit to what you can do with this place. The fireplace and staircase are both very much of their era and the layout, intended to be a marriage of communal and private space, looks to be much the same.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

The only thing really dating this place is the decor and furnishings. Someone with a keen eye could radically change this just be updating that side of things. That’s probably all it needs.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

The accommodation is centred around a reception hall with that feature open tread staircase leading the first floor. The sitting room is dual aspect with full length windows and doors overlooking the enclosed garden, with a home office beyond that. Also on this floor is that new kitchen and the dining room with full length windows and doors over the terrace.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

The first floor drawing room is L-shaped, dual aspect and offering great views. The room also has the period open fire.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

You’ll find the master bedroom on the ground floor, complete with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, along with a raised terrace with views over the adjacent farmland. Two further bedrooms, a family bathroom, cloakroom and utility complete the space.

1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset
1970s modernism: Bob and Tim Organ-designed property in Flax Bourton, Somerset

Outside is a double garage (linked to the house) plus car parking, formal gardens with lawns and trees, a sun terrace and more.

It’s an interesting proposition and one that could look so much better if a but of work. The asking price is £950,000.

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