While it’s a hard task to find an untouched house of this type in 2014, we think this 1930s art deco property in Wells, Somerset retains a good amount of the originality buyers will be looking for.
Not entirely. A conservatory is the obvious addition, with some other obvious upgrades too along the way (many of which could be changed or removed). But by and large, this is the house built in 1936 for the Master Mason of Wells Cathedral. For that reason, we don’t expect this to hang around too long.
The location and plot size help too, as does a roof terrace, which offers great views across Wells.
As for the house space, that kicks off with the entrance hall with parquet floor, a cloakroom, a sitting room, that conservatory space, a dining room and the kitchen. The ground floor space is completed by a study or fourth bedroom, depending on your needs.
A first floor landing leads to a dual-aspect first bedroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, a ‘tower’ area and the roof terrace. Outside is the large rear garden, including lawns, fruit trees, a secondary area with fruit trees, greenhouse, garden store and a pavilion with power and telephone – originally the ticket office for the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth, more recently used as a home office.
All of that on the market for £695,000.