Two things are guaranteed to have alarm bells ringing here. Firstly, mention of planning permission in a listing and secondly, a lack of internal shots in favour of photos of the land. Both of those boxes are ticked on the listing for the Candleriggs 1960s modernist property in Woodbridge, Suffolk, which was spotted by Ros Conway.
To be fair, the land is one of the big draws here and the house does need some care and attention. We just hope that the house as it stands can be persevered, as opposed to being replaced by a completely new structure.
The house is sat in an acre of wooded grounds, within walking distance of the village of Lower Ufford, three miles from the historic market town of Woodbridge and adjacent to the Ufford Park Golf Course. You can see why the agent is flagging up the ‘highly sought after location’.
As for the house itself, that is said to date from the 1960s and is presumably an individual architect design, although that is guesswork – there’s no detail of that on the listing or elsewhere.
We only get a glimpse of the house internally, but the outside, overlooking the gardens, is very impressive, not least because of that extensive glazing and balcony, along with the angled roof, all of which overhangs the lower ground floor. A bold piece of domestic architecture, for sure.
Accommodation is said to be ‘flexible’, currently laid out as the porch, entrance hall opening to the main stairwell, inner lobby, utility room with further staircase to the kitchen above, stable door opening to the rear garden, two ground floor bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and the family bathroom.
An open tread staircase leads up from the hall to the first floor landing and to a WC, lounge with open fireplace plus adjacent open plan dining room, which leads to the kitchen.
There are currently two/three first floor bedrooms currently in use. The dual aspect former artist’s studio is now used as a bedroom with mezzanine above.
The master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom and the fourth bedroom can be accessed via the landing or the kitchen. That balcony running along the front of the property that can be accessed from the lounge, dining room and master bedroom. There are two integral garages and a carport with an adjacent storeroom too.
So lots of space, just a shame we can’t see more of it. There are open days 11am – 12:30pm on Saturday 14th September 2013 and at the same time on Wednesday 18th September if you want a closer look. As for the price, it has a guide of £500,000.