Not sure it looks much from the outside, but the interior of this 1970s renovation project in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire is more intriguing.
It’s an individual design, but one that doesn’t jump off the page like some I have featured. It’s typical of the era in a number of ways, but with enough individuality to intrigue. Just as well or In would have missed the interior of this one.
According to the agent, this one is ‘in need of full refurbishment’ and to be honest, it probably does need a lot of work. But anyone with a passion to go back to the 1970s might just want to tone down the work a little.
This place is almost a time capsule of the era. In fact, it pretty much is. I would guess the windows have been upgraded over the years but beyond that, I’m not seeing much outside of the original era.
The centrepiece of this one is that large reception with exposed brick walls, oh-so-70s carpeting and the angled wood ceiling. Please don’t change anything there, Well, maybe the carpet, but not the key details here. It’s a stunner.
Beyond that, the wood ceilings and original carpets carry through into other rooms, which also feature some original built-in units. You are also looking at (for better or worse) the original kitchen and bathroom, original curtains, original radiators and even a spiral staircase.
Not all of it is desirable, but it illustrates how little this house has changed. I can’t see many wanting to keep the kitchen and bathroom as is and some of the other details are interesting, but not hugely desirable in the longer run. Pick out the best touches, keep them, update the rest. This could be a really cool family home.
It’s also quite a substantial house too, so if you need the space, this place, in its sought-after wooded location, might well be for you.
Talking of space and layout, the front door is approached via steps up from the driveway onto a roof terrace, offering up some decent views of the surrounding area.
Once in, the entrance hall accesses all rooms, except the dining room which is entered from the sitting room or kitchen. That sitting room (or reception) is the key space here with the fireplace, exposed brick and a quarry-tiled hearth. It is also dual-aspect with windows to front and side.
Double doors from there lead into the dining room and a further door takes you into the kitchen, with its own utility area.
The bedrooms are divided between the two floors, On the upper floor are the three main rooms, all with some built-in furniture. There is also a bathroom on this floor with a separate WC.
That spiral staircase takes you down to the ground floor, where you will find the remaining two bedrooms (one possibly a study if you need it) with a shower room serving both. A door from the lobby area leads into the single garage with power and light.
As for the outside space, that includes the garage above, along with more parking to the front and a carport. There are gardens to both front and rear, the front being lawn and mature plants which the rear garden is ‘raised and undulating’ with mature shrubs and trees.
Bags of potential here and an asking price of £525,000.
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