A lot to appreciate with this 1930s art deco house in Liss, Hampshire, which is just up for sale.
Certainly much to appreciate if you like an original feature, as this one seems to have a number still in place. Perhaps because it hasn’t been near the market for quite some time. Around 30 years in fact.
The house obviously dates back much further than that. It goes by the name of Bracken Wood and was built in 1933 for Admiral Durlacher, with an extension at an unspecified time later.
Sometimes the word ‘extension’ is a bit of a red flag when it comes to a period property, but in this case, it seems to be in keeping and not all that obvious. Perhaps it was done not long after the original build. On the plus side, that does mean a lot of space – and this one does offer a lot of floor space, as well as a lot of land outside too. As I said earlier, it seems to have been maintained in the original style too.
The agent describes this one as ‘an excellent opportunity for adaption or redevelopment’, which is perhaps fair comment, as it does look like it needs an update here and there. But the original details really do need factoring in.
That includes the original oak flooring, the 1930s windows and the original doors and door furniture. Probably some original lighting and other fixtures and fittings too. Not a time capsule, but there are more original 1930s details here than you tend to find in properties of this age.
As I said, space is a big selling point as well. The main reception rooms all have high ceilings and large windows, so plenty of light and views over the garden and woodland beyond it.
The drawing room has two sets of French doors opening to the terrace and a working open fireplace. The billiards room (not often you see one of those) is fully equipped with a billiards table and associated equipment including lighting over the table.
Also on the ground floor is a sun room, a telephone room, TV room, cloakroom, store and external stairs to the roof room and roof terrace. A ground floor annexe has a kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom with WC.
Upstairs, the dual-aspect master bedroom has high ceilings, built-in wardrobes cupboards and the en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, one with a curved chevron window, a guest sitting room (with access to the roof terrace), office/study, two further bathrooms and a separate WC.
There is also a circular roof room which ‘represents a crow’s nest/outlook point’ but is currently used for storage.
Outside, there is access from a private road and a mature garden. The land covers just over 11 acres, mainly made up of woodland adjoining the garden. If that’s not enough, you also get your own tennis court, an indoor swimming pool with free standing hot tub, croquet lawn and a triple bay garage.
So a lot of house inside and out, plus bags of character. If you want it, the guide price is £1,300,000.
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Big thanks to Bob for the tip-off!