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