Big thanks to Ben for letting us know about this Robert Swan-designed modernist property in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
The appeal lies in the architecture, the setting and in the detail.
Designed in 2006 by the architect for his family, the house is found in a ‘quiet plot’ at the side of a Victorian viaduct. That’s right, a viaduct runs right alongside.
In addition to that, the land was formerly part of the landscaped gardens of a country house designed by noted garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. That means many of the original plantings from the period of the house remain. Ben (who has visited) mentions that the bamboo is centuries old and once inside the house, it ‘feels like a wall itself’.
So some lovely features outside and plenty inside too, not to mention plenty of premium finishing. Space is spread over three floors, with the ‘wow’ factor being the open plan living room and dining area, which has floor to ceiling glazing on two sides to take full advantage of the garden. You’ll also find high ceilings and skylights too, not to mention clean white walls to boost the light and space even more. Also on ground is the kitchen, a bedroom and shower room, as well as a deck made from Brazilian walnut which surrounds this floor.
Iroko and glass steps take you to the first floor and two additional bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room and walk-in closet), as well as a family bathroom, a utility area and access to the roof terrace.
There is a lower ground floor too, which is currently used as a studio, but could be reworked as a fourth bedroom if you need an extra one.
There is ’ample parking space’ at the front of the house plus more garden under three sandstone railway arches, which are apparently ‘leased at minimal cost’. Talking of the arches, there is no longer a mainline railways using it (you’ll be pleased to know). However, it is part of the Severn Valley Railway, which is a heritage train service running vintage steam trains.
More details on the listing as well as images. If you fancy it, the house is up for £600,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.