Once upon a time, this was an agricultural building. Then, around 35 years ago, that all changed and it became this Anne Parker-designed five-bedroom detached property in Kelsale, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
It was converted in 1975 from that agricultural out house to a modern detached property, sat in what’s described as an ‘attractive and peaceful plot of land’ with plenty of gardens for added seclusion.
As for the house, it’s perhaps what you expect from a conversion, with an added ’70s slant and some nice architectural features of its own. That includes a 37′ open plan living / kitchen / dining room on the ground floor , along with a vaulted reception room on the first floor with far-reaching, panoramic views across the nearby open countryside.
There are five bedrooms throughout the house and three bathrooms, along with zoned underfloor heating and plenty of large windows to bring the outside in. The agent believes some areas ‘would benefit from some updating’ and while we can’t disagree with that, the place looks pretty impressive as it is.
Outside, you’ll find those gardens, plus a private drive that leads to a large parking area and detached red-brick garage. The neighbouring field, previously used as a vineyard, is available by separate negotiation (around five acres in size). This property was the site of an award-winning vineyard that the noted architect ran with her husband throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Perhaps that’s something you could start up again?
Wine or not, it’s still a house worthy of a closer inspection if you are hunting for a place in this area. You’ll need around £625,000 to get it though. Many more images on the listing.