If you are on the look out for a project, the Shangri La grade II-listed art deco property in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly, South Wales could be the perfect house.
It needs work, that’s for sure. A look at some of the rooms suggests a water leak for a start, which is perhaps down to a flat roof being unattended for some time. That’s just a guess though, you’ll need to view or survey to find out for sure.
As for the rest of the house, well originality abounds for much of the place, with the exception of some ‘1970s’ updates in the kitchen and bathroom (although both of those rooms still have some original features) and the side annexe, down as a sun room, but certainly a fairly modern update. But away from that, it’s probably down to the survey to show if it’s about updating the finish or more extensive work.
As for space, this place has an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen, utility and that sun room on the ground floor. Head to the first floor and you will find three bedrooms (the master has access to the roof terrace) and bathroom. Outside is a detached double garage and gardens covering around 0.68 acres of land.
If you want to take it on, the listing status means you’ll have to do the work in conjunction with Cadw to bring this place back to its former glory. That body describes it as ‘a very rare example of this style of modern suburban house in the South Wales Valleys’, so you will have something rather unique on your hands if you do take the house on.
£300,000 is the asking price. There is an open day on Saturday 20th September between 2pm and 4pm if you are considering buying.