It could be something really special. But at present, this is a 1930s art deco renovation project in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
I don’t know a great deal about this one, but I know it has been marketed before. That was back in 2017 and comparing the photos, the house doesn’t seem to have changed much, if at all. The asking price is the same too. So I suspect it didn’t sell back then and still looking for someone to carry out the work.
Hard to work out what needs doing too, as this is something of a mixed bag. The agent says ‘complete renovation’ but there is an updated kitchen pictured. So not a time capsule or a complete wreck by any means. But work is required to bring this one back to its best.
I love the rather grandiose architecture here, with its large windows, balconies and subtle curve. This was a house built to stand out and I would guess, built at considerable expense.
Has it changed? I think there might well have been an extension at some point and some of the finishes might be updated here and there. That kitchen space is the most obvious.
But overall, there is a lot of originality here. The architecture itself, those lovely winded and the metal balconies and perhaps some of the built-in storage. A decent set of bones to work with.
However, the finishes would need rethinking throughout if you want to bring this one back to its art deco best.
There is a lot of space to work with as well. A covered entrance vestibule with double doors opens into the hallway with wooden flooring and a sight of its feature curved staircase.
Folding doors open onto the triple-aspect drawing-room, which in turn opens onto the reception hall. That space leads into the dining room, an inner hallway with storage, a cloakroom, a triple-aspect family room overlooking the grounds and the updated kitchen/breakfast room area.
Head up the staircase and you get to the bedrooms. The first is triple-aspect with built-in storage, the second is double-aspect with more storage. The next two just have the one window. A family bathroom and second bathroom finish off the space on this floor. But there is still plenty more to talk about.
This one has land – and lots of it. The grounds are a key feature and selling point of this house and a significant reason why this commands a hefty price. There are 1.39 acres of land in total, which includes a terrace area, ‘meandering’ garden paths stocked with mature flowering plants and trees, a pond, a tennis court and woodland areas. But the majority is mainly laid to lawn.
Also included here is a garage, along with two large detached outbuildings which include a triple garage. Development opportunities there (with the right permissions. Or just more space if you need it.
No one is pretending this is cheap or affordable to the majority of us at £1,790,000. But it is a lovely house in need of some work and with bags of potential inside and out.
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