It needs updating, that’s without question. But this 1960s modernist property in Lancaster, Lancashire is still an interesting place.
We also have a back story on the agent’s site, which pretty much tells us all we need to know. According to the owner: ‘This house was built in the late 1960s by my grandfather to an American design, and he and my grandmother lived there from new. I have many happy memories of walks along the canal, playing in the garden and playing tennis on the patio.’
So built by the present owner’s family and based on a US template. It was probably quite a glamorous place in its day too – the finishes that survive tell you as much. Wood panel ceilings, extravagent light fittings and bold carpeting. We would love tho see photos of this house in its heyday.
Sadly we don’t have any, but we have the photos now, which indicate that the house is a place with potential if you are willing to look past the decor and look at the space.
You will find the house in a popular part of town, not far from the Lancaster Canal. Once there, you will notice that this is an ‘upside down’ property, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the main living rooms upstairs to take in the views.
The ground floor has an entrance hallway with front and rear porches, three double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, a family bathroom and plenty of built-in storage.
The first floor has the open plan living space with large windows, so plenty of natural light. There is also a ‘spacious’ sun room, fitted kitchen and cloakroom.
All of that on an elevated plot with gated driveway parking for several vehicles and an attached double garage. There is also a double sized car port to the side, a lawned front garden with trees, side storage and an ‘immaculate’ side lawn garden with mature trees and flower bed borders.
£450,000 is the guide price.
Images and details courtesy of Farrell Heyworth. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.