It is a rather intriguing place, although details are thin on this 1960s midcentury modern property in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
Yes, it dates back to the 1960s and is a house created to an individual design. But beyond that, what you see is pretty much what you get.
In this case, it’s a rather eye-catching piece of midcentury modern design, albeit one that isn’t completely original and needs a bit of work. According to the agent, an extension was added in the mid-1980s, although that isn’t obvious looking at the photos.
There is also what looks like a fairly recent kitchen and bathroom upgrade. But beyond that, it all looks original. But maybe not in perfect condition. In fact, the agent does point out that the house offers ‘excellent scope for modernisation and extension’, which is likely to be the case.
Yet it does have a lot of appeal. As I said, the architecture is lovely and very much of the era, with plenty of design features still in place.
The roof, all of that lovely full-height glazing, the open staircase, the original fireplace, possibly some original flooring too. This is a ‘shell’ that could really be an impressive living space again. It just needs a fresh pair of eyes and some investment in the right places.
You will find the house in a cul-de-sac with a woodland backdrop, with plenty of parking and a garage outside.
Head in through the front door and there is a cloakroom to one side, with steps leading down to the ‘spacious’ living room with separate dining and sitting areas, all with picture windows to bring in the sun and access some great views across the garden. There’s also a glazed door to the rear terrace.
To the side is the kitchen, a breakfast area (part of the extension) and more access to the terrace. That extension also added in a double bedroom and shower room, as well as a lobby with access to bedroom four and to a side entrance. Head up the open tread staircase to the galleried landing and a double bedroom, the master bedroom and a family bathroom.
I mentioned the garage, but the outside space also has a rear garden of lawns and flower beds, mature woodland beyond and a paved terrace spanning the back of the house.
£750,000 is the guide price.
Images and details courtesy of Hamptons. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.