We have featured an art deco house in Truro before, but Otter Creek in Calenick, Truro, Cornwall, despite being just 30 or so years later, is a very different beast.
Sat in a small village near Truro, the Otter Creek was designed and built in 1963 by ‘renowned local architect’ Giles Blomfield of John Crowther & Associates. It was seem as ahead of its time ‘back in the day’, winning a design award, specifically the RIBA bronze medal in 1965. It still has the look of a contemporary place now.
That’s partly down to the upkeep of the place, which is a mix of the old and the new. The exterior looks fairly faithful to the original design. But there are some concessions to the modern era, the kitchen in particular being a recent upgrade.
In terms of space, there’s a staircase taking you to the first floor, which offers up an open plan kitchen / breakfast area, which flows through to the main living space, which itself has access to a paved terrace and gardens. The first floor also has two bedrooms with a shared en suite and a study area overlooking the gardens and river The ground floor hosts two further bedrooms, a bathroom and the dining room all of which have direct access to the garden.
The property was designed to ensure no physical or visual interruption between indoors and outdoors, assisted by a terrace to the rear, a sunken garden and a lawn with ‘many Mediterranean style shrubs and plants’.
Offers over £700,000 are invited.