Thanks to Deborah for pointing us in the direction of this 1960s Michael Newberry-designed modernist property in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Great location, great design, what more could you want?
The house was designed and built in 1963 by architect Michael Newberry for his own use. He obviously had an eye for a good spot as well as stylish modernist design too, as this place will be many people’s idea of heaven.
A waterside house with a landing stage directly fronting Port Navas creek, it also sits in what is described was a ‘marvellous large wooded plot’ overlooking the creek and the beautiful countryside beyond. Check out the aerial shot on the agent’s site to get an idea of just what that entails. Envy will almost certainly follow.
The architecture could be overlooked by the location, but not in this case. The architectural plans for the house are now part of the RIBA collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. So definitely significant.
Inevitably we are talking lots of glazing to take in the surroundings, a spiral staircase, balconies and more. All of which seems largely unchanged from the 1960s. Yes, it has been maintained and possibly updated, but the character and presence live on.
Space isn’t in short supply either. The upper ground floor has a part galleried entrance hall, the master bedroom suite with lobby, bath/shower room, dressing room plus a study (which could also be bedroom four). Two further bedrooms and a bathroom are also on this floor, with all the bedrooms featuring ‘walls of glass’ opening to a full width of the house balcony.
The ground floor has a 40’ x 17’ glass walled ‘spectacular’ open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with large balconies and terraces off it. The lower ground is described as a ‘suite of three rooms’ plus hall, bathroom and kitchen, all in need of some updating and with potential to use as additional living space or a self-contained apartment.
Outside is a parking area, a detached double garage, a walled front garden terraces around the rear of the house, a woodland garden and the landing stage on the water below.
Offers over £950,000 if you see this as your next home.
Images and details courtesy of Lillicrap Chilcott. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.