Not quite a period original, but this 1970s Bob and Tim Organ-designed modernist property in Oakhill, Somerset is still a very stylish living space.
Found on the edge of the Somerset village of Oakhill (which isn’t far from the much larger Shepton Mallet and Wells) and sat in around two acres of land, this place dates was designed and constructed in the early 1970s, with an update in the far more recent past.
In fact, the house was ‘significantly and sympathetically extended’ by Michael Williams of MJW Architects in 2010 according to the agent and if you look through the images, you can see just where the old meets the new. But the overall integrity of the design has been maintained. Enhanced even.
Like the original property, the current version sits in a slightly elevated position, with extensive glazing offering great views across the land adjacent to the house, which is a mix of gardens and farmland. It also means some bright, open spaces within.
Not just bright spaces, considerable space too.
There are now two floors of living accommodation, with planning permission granted for a third floor if you need more. But for now let’s look at the present rather than the future.
Walk through the parking area at the front of the house and past the garage / utility room and you will reach the front door and entrance hall. From there you get access to the three ‘wings’ of the building.
Head west to the bedroom wing and you will find a large ‘end’ bedroom, two smaller bedrooms and a family bathroom. Some steps lead downstairs to the master bedroom, which has a ‘generously sized’ en suite bathroom plus floor-to-ceiling glazing over the garden and access to a terrace.
Another wing has the main living area, including a small study at one end, but dominated by the main reception, which is divided by a hearth with wood-burning stove.
A further wing is a result of the 2010 upgrade, which is where you will find the kitchen / dining room, along with a double-height, glazed area overlooking the rear garden.
As we said earlier, the outside space is extensive, with those two acres including lawn, specimen trees and shrubs, a vegetable garden and a small maze.
If this is your idea of heaven, the house is on the market for £895,000.
Images and details courtesy of the Modern House. For more details, images and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.