An unusual place to find it, but this is a 1950s midcentury modern house in Bolton, Lancashire and just up for sale.
I do have local knowledge of this area, hence the remark about it being unusual. I can think of just three interesting, mid-20th-century houses in the town, which are this one, a 1960s house I featured back in 2013 and the best one of all, which sadly hasn’t yet gone up for sale.
The house here, which is in a well-regarded part of town, has been updated. Saying that, it also has a lot of originality in place, which is why it is so appealing. There’s another big selling point too – the butterfly roof.
Not many of those in northern industrial towns, but there is one on top of this individually-designed 1951 house, along with a vaulted ceiling within.
In fact, most of the key features are here still here, including those wood ceilings, floating walls and even a fireplace of the era. But this is a house that has been lived in over the years and as such, it has been updated here and there.
Obviously the fixtures and fittings, the kitchen (although some years ago) and the bathroom, along with decorative finishes. But look beyond that and you can see the potential to create something here.
One other thing worth noting is that the house has also been extended. So more space, but some parts of the house might not have the period details. Unless someone belatedly slips some in.
But there is a lot of space as a result of the extension and the size of the original house.
The house currently has four bedrooms, two reception rooms (including that dramatic space with the vaulted ceiling), a fitted breakfast kitchen with utility room, cloakroom WC, a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room for the master bedroom.
As for the outside space, you get what’s described as ‘well cared for gardens’ with ‘manicured lawns’ to the front and sides, with the rear offering a large block paved driveway and attached garage.
I apologise for using estate agent speak, but ‘potential’ is probably the word to use here. It doesn’t look at its best right now and some parts look a little dated (and not in a good way). But this house could be a very cool midcentury modern house once more once someone gets to work on the decor and details.
If you think you are up to the job, the house is on the market for £400,000.
Images and details courtesy of Edwards Bolton. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.