Thanks to Jo for pointing out this 1960s midcentury modern house in Alresford, Hampshire.
Not in original condition, as you might have worked out from an initial glance at the images here. But with enough originality to make it interesting and with enough land to get lost in. Even better if you love tennis and if you like the idea of a house in a peaceful setting.
That house is still reminiscent of its original era in terms of the architecture, substantial and as I said, with some nice features within.
The angled wood ceilings, of course, the large windows and the open and twisting staircase are the obvious details that jump out at you.
Elsewhere, it is quite a modern look and you get the idea that the house has been renovated/restored fairly recently. the agent mentions that the kitchen might need an update, but it looks like it has been updated of late, so that’s probably down to personal taste. In fact, a few areas might need tweaking down to your own taste, but that’s really decor and finish. Not anything substantial.
But space inside and out is substantial. The internal space is laid out over three floors, with possibilities to expand if you want to and get the right permission to do so. Around 3,000 sq. ft. in the main house.
Enter via a glazed porch into a large hallway, which in turn leads to the principal reception rooms and kitchen.
The ‘long’ living room has a modern wood-burning stove and some amazing views from this elevated house. French doors open onto the large balcony/outside entertainment space. Further along on this level, you’ll also find the ‘good-sized’ study, a separate utility room, a pantry and the boot room.
Of course, that substantial fitted kitchen too, which leads through to the dining area with its own wood-burning stove and more of those views.
Stairs take you from the hallway to the lower ground floor with a ‘small storage area’, a study room and a large family games room, along with sliding glazed doors to the garden.
The master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, is also on the ground floor, with three further double bedrooms and the family bathroom on the first floor.
That’s not quite all as you get a large double garage, which is accessible to the main house via a glass corridor. Handy if it happens to be raining. There are also two stables and the paddock of 1.21 acres, accessed via an ‘owned trackway’ running along the side of the property.
As for the main grounds, they cover something like 1.18 acres, mainly laid to lawn and with your very own all-weather tennis court in the lower corner. If that’s not enough, you also get an above surface swimming pool too.
£1,350,000 is the asking price for this one.
Images and details courtesy of Charters. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.