A piece of California comes to Britain in the form of this 1960s Roger Dyer-designed modernist property in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Why so? Well, the architect was conceived and created by Dyer after a period working in the US for Eichler Homes, whose work we have featured on these pages in the past. Ok, it’s not a carbon copy of that style, but there’s certainly an influence to be found in this single-storey property.
Found specifically in Leckhampton, the design (once you get past that stunning white exterior) offers the same open-plan living you would expect to see in a midcentury Californian property, although as you might have noticed, it has been updated in terms of the finish by the current owner.
We aren’t too bothered about that. The ‘feel’ of the property is still preserved, as is some of the original detailing, such as the beams, exposed brickwork, doors, the extensive custom storage and light fittings. But added to that is a contemporary slant which only goes to prove how forward thinking the original design and layout was.
The house sits in a large plot and apparently isn’t overlooked, which is just as well with all that glazing. Head in through the front door and you are greeted by a large central living space, with the rest of the living space opening off it.
That includes a large living room with its original exposed brick walls, along with a kitchen, day room and dining area all with a slate floor and described as a ‘natural entertaining space’. There’s also a utility area and separate WC off the kitchen.
On the right of the central living space is the bedroom wing, with a master bedroom suite with built-in cupboards/dressing area and an en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with views of the garden.
£995,000 is the price if you see it as your next home.