A chance to acquire this rather special Menryn 1960s midcentury modern property in Newton Ferrers, Devon.
What we don’t know is the name of the architect on this one. But we do know that the (obviously talented) architect designed this in the late 1960s for his own occupation and is now offering it for sale for the first time since construction.
It has the look of a US midcentury modern home, with a touch of Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration and of course, an amazing setting. That’s a secluded riverside setting of the Yealm Estuary, complete with a ‘long water frontage’ and private quay, not to mention 1.2 acres of land.
In fact, privacy is definitely a selling point with this house, which can ‘barely be seen’ from the private road and footpaths that access it and of course, through all of that foliage. But you do get amazing views from the balcony space and the full height windows over that river setting.
Oh yes, the architecture itself, which, as you might have guessed, has changed little over the years. At least, from what we can see of it. Internal shots do show an interior that looks faithful to the 1960s and one that uses plenty of timber, although we don’t see as much of the house as we would like.
In terms of the space, an entrance hall with store and cellar access leads to a study area, with twin doors and glazing looking out into the side garden and terrace area.
Head up to the upper floor and you will find the sitting room / dining room / kitchen space, which again takes full advantage of the views over the water and the garden. There’s also an external door to the terrace and side of the property plus a stairwell with revealed stone wall.
An inner hall with book shelving leads to three dual aspect bedrooms, a utility room and a wet room, while a side landing leads to a further dual aspect bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe, a snug and a bathroom.
Of course, all of that outside space too. At road level is a single garage and parking area. To the lower side of the road the grounds extend down to the river and frontage with quay and mooring.
The gardens too, plus a store or small workshop and two terraced lawns with views up through the mixed woodland beyond. There is also an option on adjacent woodland areas if you need it.
Just on the market, the guide price is £895,000.
Images and details courtesy of Marchand Petit. For more details and to make an enquiry. please visit the website.
Huge thanks to Nick for the tip off.