WowHaus

Contact WowHaus
Menu
1970s, United Kingdom

Back to the 1970s: Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

On the face of it, this architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire is interesting from the outside, perhaps nothing more. But go inside and you’ll find a house that’s still trapped in the 1970s.

Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

Not just an architect design, this is a house designed for the architect’s own family, located in three quarters of an acre of land in a seemingly peaceful corner of the Peak District. The design takes advantage of those views and the light, with all rooms south-facing.

Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

Head up the ‘in and out driveway’ and past the attached ‘porte-cochere’ to access the property, which opens with a reception hall with cloakroom/WC, a  sitting room with vaulted ceiling and sliding folding doors leading to the double storey dining room/conservatory with spiral staircase and floor to ceiling windows (not to mention views over the Derwent Valley).

Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

There’s also a fitted kitchen with a range of built in appliances, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, then a staircase that leads to the lower ground floor, where there is a games/hobby room, laundry room and three further bedrooms and shower room/WC. That three quarters of the acre of land also contains natural woodland, a patio, sun terrace and potting shed/greenhouse.

Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

But that’s only half the story. The fittings and decoration of this place is straight out of a mid to late ’70s design book. Which is probably when the house dates from. The kitchen is almost a museum piece. See the images (and others on the listing) for a feel of that and if you like it, £649,999 is the asking price.

More details and images at the Zoopla at eBay website

Love WowHaus? If you enjoy what you read or have benefitted from it and want to help with the growing costs of the site, you can always Buy Me A Coffee. Every penny genuinely helps.