It needs a bit of work to bring it back to its best, but that is about our only criticism of the Palladio 1950s modernist property in Hythe, Kent.
The house dates back to 1956, with later expansion using plans drawn up by the same (unknown) architect. We would guess the expansion took place not too long after the initial build, as little seems to have changed with this place in some years.
That’s a plus by the way, with lots of original features, including feature panelling, exposed brickwork, full height windows and one or two furnishings that lovers of ‘retro’ might appreciate too. Whether those will be included in the sale is something you will have to discuss further down the line.
So period character, a great location (at the end of a ‘very desirable cul-de-sac’) and a good amount of flexible living space too, with the main rooms all looking out onto the rear garden.
That living space includes a ‘generous’ open plan living/dining room which leads to the kitchen (with some original units), a utility area, study and cloakroom. A separate sitting room leads to the master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. At the opposite end of the house you will find an inner hall that opens to four further bedrooms and the family bathroom, with access to the integral garage too.
Outside are ‘delightfully secluded’ gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre, along with a driveway, parking space, various garden stores and an outbuilding built of stone and other reclaimed materials. You could use that as a home office or studio if you work for yourself.
£799,500 is the asking price if the house appeals.
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