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Peter Aldington 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, Yorkshire

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I was initially excited to hear that there was a modernist gem ‘up north’, but now I’m excited to see that the Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire has been on the receiving end of a significant price cut – meaning it is now a genuinely affordable proposition. As long as you are looking in this area, obviously.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Renowned architect Peter Aldington built this for a close friend in 1967. Some gift it was too. It’s still an impressive and notable structure today, with the four-bedroom property picking up grade II listing by English Heritage in recognition of its design.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Much of that has been preserved too. Those full-length windows, open space, wood panelled ceilings and fitted furniture are all a joy to behold. It might be a little austere for some outside. But certainly not for us.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Accommodation in this single-storey build includes those four bedrooms, along with an open plan reception room / dining room, kitchen and large conservatory (the latter being designed by Aldington and added at a later date). Two of the bedrooms look out onto an external courtyard, with much of the interior designed to integrate both the inside and outside spaces.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

All of that at the end of a a long drive, which leads to a car port. To the side, you’ll also find a paved terrace area and to the rear a wide garden, largely lawn, connects to school playing fields beyond.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

This is the first time the house has been offered for sale, with the initial asking price at £325,000.

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

However, it has now had that price cut by around 10 per cent, with the asking price at £295,000. You get the feeling that there’s a deal to be done too, so it might be available even cheaper if you play your cards right.

Find out more at the Modern House website

Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist house in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist house in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist house in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist property in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Peter Aldington-designed 1960s grade II-listed modernist house in Bessacarr, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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