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1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

Not the first time this development has featured, but a 1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent is always popular.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

I have featured three of these in the past. Two of them were restored and maintained to a high standard (you can see those here and here). Both of those came onto the market back in 2018.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Back in 2011, I featured one in need of renovation. I am wondering whether it is this one, but to be honest, it really is hard to tell. But the one here looks to have been renovated in the fairly recent past.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Not that it matters. This is a delightful modernist townhouse and if the others are anything to go by, a house that will not be on the market for long. If you want something distinctly sixties, this is a house worth checking out.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

It sits on Greatwood, which is a small development of 19 modern houses dating back to 1966. All of the houses follow what is called the ‘H2 Design’ and are arranged in small groups of staggered terraces, which boost the privacy of each one. The estate is also found in a ‘quiet setting away from the main road’ that should enhance that privacy further.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Which is nice. But it’s the architecture itself that most appeals to me. Three-storey townhouses that still maintain the original 1960s look and feel. Although interiors will obviously differ from house to house.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

The concept is much the same for all. Light-filled accommodation that overlooks a large back garden, as well as open-plan living space and an open-tread staircase. But with this one, things have been updated a little.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Not massively and there are still a number of original details in place. The layout is largely the same for a start. But also, check out the exposed brickwork on the ground floor, the Douglas Fir ceiling cladding and narrow floorboards on the first floor plus that amazing balcony space. The occasional piece of 1960s furniture scattered around helps with character too.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Elsewhere, things are fresh and modern, whether that’s the paintwork, the glazing or the contemporary kitchen area, which looks like a very recent addition. It’s a nice marriage of the old and the new. A renovated house that hasn’t lost the character of the original.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Of course, there’s also all of that lovely living space as well over the three floors. The ground floor has the built-in garage and alongside it there entrance and hallway, leading to the family room (or bedroom), a utility, storage area, bathroom and access to the garden via bi-folding doors.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Head up the stairs and you’ll find the large reception space, which takes in a living room, kitchen and dining room, the kitchen being a contemporary affair at the rear of the floor. Note those balconies at both ends of the floor.

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

Head up a further level and you have the bedrooms. Three in total, with a family bathroom and another two balcony areas finishing things off. Well, not quite as this house, like the others in the development, has a long garden. The kind of garden you would never see on a new build, which adds to the appeal of this place. As well as the garage, there is space for parking a car and additional visitor parking spaces in the estate.

£835,000 if you want to move in here.

Images and details courtesy of the Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

 

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent

 

1960s Norman Starrett modern house in Chislehurst, Kent
1960s Norman Starrett modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent