We were moaning about a lack of interesting properties coming to market in the UK recently. Guessing someone must have been listening in as we are having a late flurry right now, which includes this 1960s Bicknell and Hamilton-designed Jordley curved modernist property in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
One of those rare examples of design and location matching, although that’s no coincidence. The architects Bicknell and Hamilton designed this curved property in the early 1960s to maximise the southerly views and garden access. All those windows bring in the light during the day, aided by a skylight in the central hallway to boost the natural light further.
Of course, the problem with the design is then how to use it. After all, houses tend to be angular by definition, with furnishings to match. But a glance at the space used by the current owners indicates that it shouldn’t be a major problem.
Talking of space, there is a ‘generous’ sitting room, which lends itself to multiple seating areas or flexible use, along with a dining room to one side (which could also work as office or study space), three bedrooms (all to the southerly side of the house overlooking the gardens), with the master bedroom opening out onto those gardens. Finally, you have a family bathroom and cloakroom, a kitchen/breakfast room to the front of the house (with Aga) and a utility room to the side of that.
Outside space os worth flagging up too, with driveway (and parking for plenty of vehicles), a store room, extensive lawned gardens and a studio annexe, which is said to offer ‘additional accommodation’.
Want it? The asking price is £1,100,000.