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1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

We featured one of these in 2013. Now there’s another Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent on the market.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

As we mentioned back then, these houses were designed by Goldfinger for teachers at the nearby Wellesley House preparatory school around 1952. Modest houses with a modernist slant and still looking pretty contemporary over 60 years on. But with a little more character than your average new build.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

That’s provided by the butterfly roof, picture windows to the front and rear elevations and a mix of flint and brick for the frontage.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

Inside is perhaps a little more 21st century than you might expect. You get the light from those picture windows and what looks to be the original layout. But overall, this looks well maintained and very much of this era than a previous one. That’s not a complaint, just an observation.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

As for the layout, the house has three bedrooms, a cloakroom and a shower room on the first floor, with a ground floor offering a dining hall, substantial lounge, study room and a kitchen plus utility.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

There is also a large 100ft rear garden complete with a 12ft deep black slate patio area and space for cars at the front.

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

The big selling point here is really the idea of telling the world you live in an Erno Goldfinger house and at £350,000, this is one of the more affordable ways of doing that.

Images and details courtesy of Miles & Barr. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Thanks to Lisa for the tip off!

1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent
1950s modernism: Erno Goldfinger house in Broadstairs, Kent

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