This is turning into something of a series. This house first went on the market back in 2010 and since then, it has been up with different agents, been up for auction and undergone some price reductions. Yet this Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco property in Brixham, Devon is still on the market.
It is now on with Modern House who, to their credit, have done a great job with photographing the house – and there is a lot to capture.
The house is grade II-listed and dates back to 1935, when it was but for a Mr G. B. Jordain. Amazingly, the property is still the possession of the family now, which perhaps accounts for how well preserved this place is. English Heritage described it as ‘an almost perfectly preserved example of a Modern Movement house’, which we can’t argue with really.
The house is laid out over three floors, with the ground floor offering a ‘generous’ entrance hall leading to the main living room, a dining room and the kitchen. The kitchen also has a larder and store off it. Head up to the first floor and you will find three bedrooms, two of which are ‘good-sized’ double rooms with original fireplaces. There is also a small study on the first floor plus the bathroom and WC with original 1930s fixtures, fittings and Vitrolite tiling. The second floor is essentially the roof terrace, offering some great views plus what was originally a solarium, possibly of use as extra living space now.
You will also find front and rear gardens, including a rear walled garden, along with off-street parking.
Of course, that’s only part of the tale, with the images showing just how much this place is something of a time capsule. We mentioned the bathroom and bedrooms, but also check out the original Crittall steel windows. the period door handles, metal light fittings, the oak staircases with polished chrome handrails and much more.
If you love the style this is (and has been for some time) the dream house. The price has steadily dropped over the years and at £550,000, this is (we think) as low as it has ever been by some way.