Not quite full-on art deco, but this 1920s time capsule in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne is likely to appeal to fans of that era.
There is one big reason for that. Period details. This is a house that has been updated a little, but not in any significant way. When you consider that this one has been around almost 100 years, that’s quite a thing.
Of course, the agent has it down as needing ‘full modernisation’ and to be honest, it does need some updating. It has already had some. A look at the radiators and the living room fireplace tell you that. By and large, the updates are very much of a practical nature.
It might well need updating further. If that’s your plan, it needs doing with care and attention. For the most part, this is a glimpse into the past and if we lose it, we’ll not get it back.
You can do a compare and contrast with the house it is attached too. That gives you an idea of the character you would lose with a generic modernisation job. Someone needs to look after those windows at the very least. But that’s not quite all with this one.
Check out that vintage kitchen space, the wood and glass hallway, 1920s internal doors and the original bathroom. I do wonder if there’s some original flooring under those carpets too. Impossible to say without a close investigation.
The updates so far are fairly plain (with the exception of the modern shower) so should still work well if you want to stick with the 1920s feel of this place. I really hope someone does. or this is just another semi-detached house from the first half of the 20th century.
You will find it within the Jesmond Dene Conservation Area and you will find it empty and available with immediate possession if you need to move quickly.
A good amount of living space too. That starts with the lobby area, complete with original stained glass windows and the entrance hall with original three-quarter height wood panelling.
Off that is the lounge with future fireplace (sadly it doesn’t look original) and a south-facing, walk-in bay window. Also on this doors is a dining/family room with doors to the rear garden and that oh-so-vintage kitchen and breakfast room that would be a stunning space if refurbished. It’s the kind of period kitchen and units that everyone falls for right now. A ground floor WC finishes things off.
Take a walk up that 1920s wood staircase and you can access the four double bedrooms on the first floor, all of which look fairly plain and largely unaltered and of course, still have the original windows in place.
Last, but not least, that bathroom. Largely original and possibly not as practical as you would like. But I would hate to see it go. Hopefully, something the new owner can work with.
As for the outside space, you are looking at a front garden with private driveway and access to a garage with light, power and double doors. The rear garden is appealing too, sizeable and likely to be low maintenance.
Whether it survives is open to question. I hope the majority of it does. But I have said that many times before and seen houses and interiors disappear. If you want to take it on, it is offers over £595,000 for this one.
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Huge thanks to Mary for the tip-off!