Not a lot about this on the agent’s site, but we have found more background on this 1960s John Copeland modernist property in Dumfries, Scotland.
That background comes from an old article on the Daily Telegraph site. You see, back in 2000, the newspaper had this as a featured property when it last hit the market.
That’s how I know the name of the architect, John Copeland. He is described as a ‘local man’ and someone ‘whose career was blighted by an inability to compromise’, refusing to make any changes to his plans. He was responsible for a new cathedral for Dumfries, but his approach meant few other major commissions came in. This was obviously one of those few.
I’m very glad this one made the cut and surprised as to how original it is. The structure itself looks pretty much unchanged, supported by brick pillars and with what’s described by that previous article as an ‘open-plan fluidity’. Not bad for something dating back to 1966.
The interior is more of a mixed bag. For us, it needs some kind of update or renovation. Not a huge one, but time hasn’t been kind. Perhaps it might be a different story once the house has been cleared and we can see just what original features are still in place.
The fireplace, for example, looks original, with some wood floors surviving too. But the kitchen looks like it was updated a couple of decades later, which is probably the case for most of the other rooms too. Might just be a case of freshening things up, but there is so much potential here.
As for the space, that is over two floors and made up of an entrance vestibule and hall, the sitting room, a kitchen/dining room, a utility and a bathroom with en-suite shower room on the ground floor. Head up to the first floor and you will find four bedrooms and the family bathroom. So floorspace definitely a selling point.
Outside you will find off-street parking and a covered car port, as well as mature private gardens and storage areas. Looks a good-sized garden too, but again one that needs a bit of work.
Back in 2000 this was for sale for £152,000. To be fair, the price hasn’t jumped up massively since. This time the price is at £220,000.
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