A lovely mid-20th century property and as a nice bonus, this 1960s Roy Lancaster-designed modernist property in Chislehurst, Kent has just gone up for sale.
According to the agent, this house dates back to 1968 and was designed by Lancaster whilst part of the Chelsea-based Raglan Squire & Partners practice.
It is one of two similar properties and both designed to ‘each’ the look of the nearby Norman Starrett-designed Greatwood properties nearby. If you want to do a compare and contrast, we featured one of those five or so years back.
Condition-wise, it looks like the 1960s design has been fairly faithfully maintained by the previous and current owners, from the staircase right down to the original wood block flooring in the living room. Some ongoing updates of course (the wood-burning stove is a recent addition for example), as well as ‘hidden’ updates such as new heating and some rewiring. But overall the 1960s vibe is very strong.
An impressive amount of space too. Two floors, with the principal rooms facing south and overlooking the gardens.
Head in and you’ll find an entrance hall and the wonderful tropical hardwood staircase, along with a walk-in coat cupboard. That leads to the main living / dining room at one end, and to a WC and utility room at the other end. In terms of the former, that’s a large space with ‘almost’ full-length floor-to-ceiling glazing that opens out onto the garden.
A kitchen was ‘handmade’ by a previous owner of the house, a utility room leads off it and beyond that you will find a second reception.
Head up the feature staircase and you can access the master bedroom with built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom. Four further bedrooms are also on this floor, two of which open out onto the balcony. A large family bathroom finishes things off on this floor.
Outside is an attached garage, with potential planning permission pending to change into living space. In addition, there is a large driveway for parking, a good-sized, landscaped garden and a patio area.
Lovely house that perhaps needs some decorative work, but little else. The asking price is £1,400,000.
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