You might need to use your imagination to see the beauty in this 1930s art deco property in Frome, Somerset.
That’s because this is quite a big renovation, with the possibility of it being even bigger than we imagine.
The ambiguity is down to a lack of images of the interior. According to the agent, the house ‘has not come to the market for over 50 years’ and has been ‘sadly neglected over recent years and now requires extensive renovation to restore it to its former glory’. Looking at the exterior, we can only imagine that the interior is in a similar state.
Ok, that’s the negatives out of the way. Now let’s look at the plus points. First off, this is a house in one of the most fashionable places to live in the UK, according to The Times. Now only that, it is one of only a handful of art deco properties in the area.
It sits in an elevated location and in half an acre of land. Obviously that probably says ‘developer’ and there has been planning permission for more houses on the plot in the past.
But right now we are looking at this one, a curved property with porthole windows to the side and a flat roof. Looks like the original front door is still in place too, but sadly not the main windows. Beyond that, we know little outside of the layout within.
That layout starts with an entrance hall with ‘winding polished concrete staircase’ rising to the first floor. But stay on the ground and you can access the kitchen / breakfast room with utility, as well as the work room, cloakroom, the lounge, a dining room and a dual-aspect garden room, which might be the extension to the side. Four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
Almost certainly one to view if you are serious about bringing this house back to its former glory. Sadly, location and land mean this isn’t a cheap option, with an asking price of £650,000.
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