One of these in a much-upgraded state sold some time back. It is worth checking out to see the potential of this 1960s Fry, Drew & Partners-designed modernist property in Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent.
As you might have gathered, this property is part of a collection of houses designed by Fry, Drew & Partners, all of which date back to 1964. Edwin Maxwell Fry, who worked alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, was one of the leading lights of modernist architecture in the UK.
So a house that carries some weight architecturally, even if it isn’t listed (as yet).
This semi-detached example is something of a time capsule and an opportunity for someone to create something special. Much of the original design is still in place, but the house does require updating. Not least when it comes to the kitchen and bathroom.
However, it is still original in terms of the exterior and inside, offers up those lovely beams, the exposed brick and the original wood panel walls. All of which is the perfect canvas to create a wonderful period living space.
The property itself is set back on its plot and is approached by a York stone path leading to the covered entrance porch. Once inside you will find an entrance hall with storage and cloakroom, leading onto a ‘spacious’ triple aspect living room / dining room with open fire, wood floor and a bay window with seat.
A door from the dining room leads to the kitchen with larder, while a side porch / utility leads off the kitchen and has a door leading to the garden.
One the first floor a sizeable landing leads to three double bedrooms (again with the wood panels and beams), all of which are dual aspect and two with built in wardrobes. A family bathroom completes the layout.
Decent outside space too, with a landscaped garden wrapping around the property. A patio area too, as well as off road parking, a garage, and a brick storage shed.
Lovely place and on the market with no chain for £499,995.
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