Now this is something. The agent refers to it as ‘one of the most important architect-designed houses of its era’ and if you are a fan of work of Frank Lloyd Wright, you might well have an interest in this 1950s grade II-listed Garden Ground property in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
It doesn’t look like a 1940s design, but that’s exactly what it is, with Robert Townsend designing this back in 1948, with the house, now grade II-listed, actually being built in 1953. Yes, over 60 years ago.
The single-storey property is considered to be one of the best examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence in British architecture and although some updating has (inevitably) taken place, you can still get that from the images and in particular, from the original fittings, which look to be plentiful inside, including some original kitchen units.
Construction is brick under a copper roof and timber frame and according to the agent, it has large cantilevered overhangs, natural cooling, high ceilings, radiant floor heating, plenty of natural light and a fluid open layout. The large dining room is ‘turned at a 45 degree angle’ to maximise light and garden views too.
The current space offers up an entrance hall, living/dining room, kitchen, larder, utility/boot room, study, family room/snug, office, master bedroom and large en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside you’ll find a tarmac drive with off road parking leading to a double garage with light and power, with around a third of an acre of gardens, along with a decked area for entertaining and a feature pond.
Something special and yours for £585,000.