Big thanks to @stefiorazi for pointing us in the direction of this 1960s four-bedroom modernist property in Playford, near Ipswich, Suffolk, not far from another very popular property we featured recently.
This one can be found in what’s described as the ‘picturesque village’ of Playford, around three miles from Ipswich. It is known as Brayton and dates from 1969, built by Rushmere Garden Estates in a style very much of its era.
It needs some updating and the foliage certainly needs looking at on the exterior. But this split-level property with gently sloping roof still has originality on its side, a house largely unchanged (but certainly maintained) over the passing decades. Quite a large place too, with in excess of 2,000 sq. ft. of space. That space is currently laid out as an entrance hall, two bedrooms, cloakroom and stores on the ground floor, together with a secondary entrance hall/landing, 22′ sitting room with dining area off, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and separate shower room on the first floor. Forming part of the property, but accessed externally, is a utility room.
Outside, Brayston stands in a large half acre plot, surrounded by ‘easily maintainable’ gardens and grounds. To the rear of the property is a vegetable patch, which includes an established asparagus bed and raspberry canes. To the front is a good sized parking area and integral double garage with its own small workshop area. As we said, maintenance has been undertaken, with double glazed windows, replacement of the oil fired boiler and cavity wall insulation. But it still needs some work on the inside (like the kitchen for example, along with the decor) to really bring it up to its best.
If you are interested, the guide price is £450,000.