It has been updated here and there, but this 1960s modernist property in Hook, Hampshire is still an interesting proposition.
One thing I’m confused about with this one is that it seems to be listed twice, as two different ’projects’. The first is as land with planning permission to build an entirely new modernist house. The second is ‘as is’.
I could be reading it wrong, but that’s it looks like. Same postcode, same agent, different outcomes. More or less the same price too. I can only presume the agent hopes someone will see potential in either path.
Obviously, I hope someone sees the merit of just upgrading the house as it is. It isn’t perfect, but it is interesting and with enough original detail to turn it into something rather stylish.
No architect sadly, but according to the agent, this is a ‘largely untouched’ 1960s modernist property in Hampshire. Im not sure I agree with largely untouched, especially with some old listings from some years back (presumably the same house) showing a house that looked to be in far worse condition.
But the upgrades are positive ones. The originality of the build seems to be intact and features are still in place. Full height windows, the lovely beams on the ceiling, even parquet flooring and some exposed brick in places.
Elsewhere, finishes are clean and modern, but still in keeping with the style of the house. Maybe there has been an extension or annexe along the way, as the kitchen area looks very modern. But it’s hard to tell.
The agent describes this as requiring a ‘thorough makeover’, which I can’t see personally. It looks like someone has done much of the work. What is required is perhaps a finishing touch and someone putting their own stamp on this place.
The agent’s idea is to ‘stuff it full of mid century furniture’. Not sure I would pack in quite that much, but going down that road would definitely benefit this house.
As it stands right now, the interior is typically open plan affair with much of the wall space taken up with large sliding glass doors which step out on to approx three-quarters of an acre of private grounds.
There is something like 1,500 sq. ft. of living space, most of it taken up by the substantial reception area. The rest of the space is the three or four bedrooms (depending on how you configure/use your space), a family bathroom, an en-suite for the master bedroom and a small garage/utility room.
That’s not the only garage. You will also find a double garage in the grounds, just a few yards from the main house. There’s also room for a further seven or eight cars outside too, should you have visitors or a party.
Of course, if none of that layout works for you, there is the option for that two-storey build. Although that will come at an extra cost once you factor in all the building costs.
As it stands, this place is on the market for £749,950.
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