I don’t know where to start with this 1960s Morris and Steedman-designed modernist property in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, which pretty much ticks all of our boxes.
The house itself is a ‘first time’ on the market, which always gets us a little excited. Justifiably so in this case, as the house has barely changed in the past or so years.
That’s a massive plus, as it means the bold architecture of Morris and Steedman remains intact, including the wonderful geometric shape of the property and much of the detailing, such as the extensive glazing, wood panelled ceilings, wood flooring the fitted units and a wonderful stairway.
It doesn’t look like an extensive renovation job either. The agent rightly adds that a ‘degree of modernisation’ would be required to bring it back to its best, but from what we can see, the design has more than held its own over the decades.
As for that all-important space, that is arranged over two floors and is made up of large entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and 2 cupboards, a double aspect sitting room (again) with vaulted ceiling and large windows and a kitchen with original units that is open plan to the dining room, which has a glazed door to the gardens. The ground floor also features a utility room, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a shower room.
The first floor has extensive landing space, as well as two double bedrooms currently separated by a folding door rather than a full wall, a bathroom with white suite and a large store room.
The outside space is worthy of a mention too, with large mature gardens maintaining your privacy and a gravel driveway and single garage covering your motoring needs.
Houses of this quality are becoming harder and harder to find in this condition and as such, it’s the kind of house we would expect to be snapped up fairly quickly. If you have an interest in preserving this wonderful place, offers over £585,000 are invited.
Images and details courtesy of Simpson and Marwick estate agents. For more details, images and equiries, please visit their website.
Thanks to Andrew Fletcher for the initial tip off too.