Not just a 1960s midcentury modern house in Snape, Suffolk, you also get your own studio just outside too.
Which is a nice bonus, but the star of the show is the house, which dates back to 1965 and was built to a design of a local (and unnamed) architect.
It obviously isn’t a time capsule, having been updated and renovated significantly over the years. But it still has its original period character in place.
In fact, the single-storey house makes a feature of the occasional piece of retro design, from the parquet flooring through to the light fittings and much more in-between. Someone with an eye for style has done a great job with the interior of this one.
The bright, open-plan living space is also a selling point, as are the modern-day updates in key spaces, such as the kitchen and bathroom. Outside of those areas, it’s a case of restoring rather than replacing what was put in place in the mid-1960s.
The layout is described as ‘lateral open plan’, offering something like 2,175 sq. ft. of living space, with the ‘sleeping rooms’ positioned to one side of the house and the living spaces found at the other.
The main entrance leads directly into one of the two glass loggias, with that original parquet floor runs underfoot. To the immediate right is an ‘expansive’ open-plan kitchen and dining room, which has benefitted from the removal of a dividing wall, enhancing the light and space. The kitchen also has a separate larder.
A side door leads takes you to the adjoining carport, along with the original coal store, complete with Crittall windows and also a large utility/laundry room.
Back inside, the main reception is on a slightly lower split-level, with a wall of glazing overlooking the garden. The original elevated brick fireplace and mosaic teak-parquet floor are also still in place.
There are two bedrooms lead from the left-hand side of the entrance hall, both with built-in storage and large picture windows looking onto the garden. An extension was added in the 1980s to the design of the original architect, which adds in an extra bedroom spanning the full width of the house and currently used as additional office space. It also has a large en-suite, with a separate family bathroom serving the rest of the house.
Finally, a small sunroom leads from the entrance hall onto the patio terrace, beyond which is a sunken outdoor swimming pool enclosed by a tidy box hedge. Well, not quite all as a double garage has been converted to a workspace, which is currently used as a studio by the artist owner.
Talking of the outside, the garden is around an acre, with established greenery and a large stretch of woodland bordering it, adding to the privacy/seclusion of this one.
Fancy it? £595,000 for this one.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.