Once upon a time, in some unspecified year in the 1970s, this John Gill-designed three-bedroom single-storey property in Bowness, Cumbria came into being. Crown Field has hardly changed since.
Gill was a noted local architect responsible for the prominent Royal Windermere Yacht Club in the area, amongst other things. He obviously turned his hand to the odd house too, creating a midcentury modern property on a small private plot just to the south of Bowness village. But perhaps more importantly, on an elevated spot with views of the stunning Lake District scenery to the fore.
At the time, Crown Field was likely to have been a fairly cutting edge design for the area, both inside and out. As it stands now, it’s likely to appeal more to the retro buyer, although to be fair, much of what is here would only need a small amount of tinkering to give it that edge once more. That’s a credit to the current owners – who just happen to be the house’s first and only owners too.
The house is constructed on one level with a garage beneath it. It is laid out with a front entrance into an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen, all of which have picture windows for spectacular views across the lake. There is also a sliding door which opens onto a decked balcony.
A glazed door and screen leads onto the inner hall, which takes you to he study with open fire and more of those views, a dual-aspect bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a dual-aspect second bedroom with built-in dressing table and double wardrobe, a smaller third bedroom with garden views and a shower room.
From the central hall an internal staircase leads down for internal access to the integral double garage which has double timber doors from the driveway together with two side storage areas. Outside, you’ll find a gravelled driveway, a large sloping natural garden plot and light woodland area.
House prices in the Lakes are never cheap, so anyone expecting a bargain is likely to be disappointed. Saying that, for an individual design in this kind of location, £550,000 doesn’t seen extortionate either. More images on the main listing.