Much changed since it was first built, but this 1960s modern house in Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire is still a stylish place to live.
The changes are likely recent, as this 1960s build was ‘extensively remodelled’ by Gagarin Studios in 2014. Now I’m not usually keen on houses that have been overly updated, but this one looks stunning.
The house has been extended, with the key architectural feature, the ‘dramatic’ asymmetric roof replicated in the rear addition, adding to the impact of the design as well as the square footage of the house. You get something like 1,670 sq. ft. in total.
On the downside, if you are looking for some specific 1960s details then you will be out of luck. Yes, the angled roof, full-height windows and some beams keep the impression of the era. Otherwise, this is very much about contemporary living.
That living space covers two floors and an upper landing, as well as the garden and outside patio/entertaining area. The ground floor is designed to access and make the most of the garden.
Head in via the front entrance and you enter a bright lobby and the main, open-plan living space. Made up of ‘simple linear forms’ it is finished in high-quality materials, with painted-white brick walls and re-purposed squash-court flooring underfoot. The full-height glazing and skylights maintain the brightness too.
The living room is large and versatile, with full-height, sliding doors allowing division of space (and some privacy) from the adjoining office, which could be used as an extra bathroom if you prefer. Note that the additional too also has access to a shower room.
Beyond that are the uber-modern, open-plan kitchen and dining room, with exposed-timber beams running the width of the double-height asymmetric roof and a wall of glass looking out into the garden. This area also has underfloor-heated, polished-concrete floors, with the kitchen units free-standing and topped with stainless steel. The kitchen also accesses a large pantry and utility space, with a small snug (or dog room) finishing off the ground floor layout.
Two of the four bedrooms are on the first floor, with both described as ‘well-sized’ double bedrooms with plenty of storage. The main bedroom and bathroom are on the upper landing, with views across the surrounding landscape.
As for outside, the rear garden is a feature and apparently ‘orientated’ towards the afternoon sun. It has a decked terrace for entertaining, raised beds for vegetables and plenty of colourful flowers and plants. There is also off-street parking on the private driveway.
Fancy it? Just on the market, it has an asking price of £550,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.