Thanks to Hannah for sharing this 1960s modern house in Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire, which is just up for sale.
It’s an interesting one too, pitched as a ‘development opportunity’ by the agent, not least because this one sits on a large plot. Always a problem with interesting houses.
I’m not saying it needs to be left as it is. Far from it. But there is a lot of potential in the house as it stands. Yes, you could develop on the plot and you could, subject to the right permissions, considerably alter or remove the existing house and replace. But hopefully, someone will come in and see this as an opportunity to renovate rather than replace.
But that’s not up to me. That’s up to the person paying the money. This isn’t a cheap option due to the plot and presumably, the location too. But for a ‘forever home’ with plenty of land, it might still work for you.
There is a lot to appreciate here, although not everything is original to the era. In fact, at first glance, I wasn’t sure when this house was constructed. I’m still not sure in truth, but there are details and features here that look like they couldn’t come from any other decade other than there 1960s.
Elsewhere, there’s a hint of some work around the 1980s and some decoration that might be even more recent. But nothing radical, just the kind of work you would expect to be carried out over the decades.
The architecture is unlikely to have changed much, as well as plenty of details inside. The internal doors, the staircase, the panelled ceilings, some of the light fittings and built-in units, some exposed brick and for better or worse, the bathroom. That reception space with windows overlooking the garden really is something special.
Yes, it needs what the agent calls an ‘uplift’ (I like that word), but the bones of this one seem good. Although a survey would be required to make sure it is.
A good amount of living space as well. Head in through the door and access the entrance porch with quarry tiled floor and glazed door to the hallway with wood flooring.
Beyond that is the kitchen (which definitely needs some work), the lounge with windows to the front and side and sliding doors to the rear, along with a sitting room, a shower room and a utility room.
Head up the original staircase and you get the first-floor bedrooms. One of those has views of the Dee Estuary, fitted wardrobes and access to the balcony, a second one has similar view plus more fitted storage, with more of those views in bedroom three, but not in bedroom four. Finally, the family bathroom is on this floor.
The outside space is considerable and features a driveway with access to the garage and a large laid to lawn section which has a south-westerly aspect, established trees and a shrubbery.
Note that the sale does not include the land to the side, which is currently going through the planning stages, with another house likely to be built on it. But there is still a quarter of an acre of land.
Offers in excess of £600,000 if you like the look of this one.
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