I know a lot of people are going to get very excited about this one. Thanks to Helen for flagging up this 1930s C. H. Lindsey-Smith-designed art deco property in Woodford Green, London IG8.
Excited because number one on most ‘wants’ lists when it comes to art deco is original period features. This place doesn’t just have one or two. This place is packed with detailing from the 1930s.
Not really a time capsule though. The original house was extended back in 1979, but thankfully without ripping out the original era in the process.
It probably needs some more work doing now. The agent describes the house as being in good general condition’, but in need of ‘some restoration and modernisation’. That is obviously balanced out by the ‘wow’ factor of the original 1930s fittings, which sit alongside upgrades from subsequent decades, right up to the present day (the bathroom looks very recent for example).
Regardless of the different finishes, this still has the basis for being a very special art deco property for someone with a love the era. After all, it will be hard to replicate things like the light fittings, the doors, the stairway and the fireplace in an art deco property that has previously been stripped out.
As for space, this early 1930s build is now a five-bedroom house after the extending work. As for the layout, the front entrance leads to a hall with high ceilings, which in turn leads to the ‘turret’ staircase and four double bedrooms, plus a fifth currently used as a study. A large modern bathroom and WC complete the upstairs layout.
On the ground floor are large, open rooms with oak parquet flooring. You have probably noticed the tiled fireplace with architrave details, which is something that really needs preserving. The dining / sitting room has sliding glass doors which access the large rear garden and the kitchen has an Aga, marble counter-tops, tile flooring and wooden cupboards. A utility room also has access to the garden.
Despite the work required, this place is on the market for £999,999.
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