Purists of the style might not like some of the detail here, but there is still much to admire in this three-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset, going by the name of the White House.
First impressions are favourable, with the front elevation showing plenty of sharp angles, contrasted with the circular stairway in the centre. It leaves us wanting more. However, the years have seen changes to the design and finish which might appeal to some, but might leave fans of the original 1934 feeling a little let down.
According to the agent, many of the art deco details remain, although it looks like there have been add-ons and changes over the years. The windows and the conservatory area spring to mind. This is a modern family house, so that’s hardly surprising. But some period windows, change of internal doors and reworked decor would soon put some ‘period’ back into this place.
As for space, there is a part glazed entrance porch front door with inset stain glass window leading to a hall with staircase and cloakroom. That leads to a dual-aspect sitting room with doors to the garden, a dual-aspect dining room (also with garden door), a a recently refitted kitchen and breakfast room plus that previously mentioned conservatory.
Head upstairs and you’ll find the first floor landing with storage cupboards, a master bedroom with French doors and Juliette balcony, with views over Wells, two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and stairs to a second floor area of a landing/study plus access to a ‘huge roof terrace’ with more of those views over Wells.
There is a large lawned garden with extensive terraced area and mature trees outside, plus a summer house and a potting shed, `along with a garage built into the house.
If you want to make it your home, the price is £549,950.