I featured an updated one some time back, but this 1960s Roger Dyer modern house in Clapton in Gordano, near Bristol, is largely untouched.
Thanks to Rebecca for flagging this one up, which is, I believe, one of eight houses by the same architect on a private road managed by the residents. All date back to 1967, with Roger Dyer designing then not long after a visit to the US.
That probably explains the influence here, said to be taken from from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, although a general vibe of 1960s modernism with some midcentury modern touches is probably more applicable.
The design itself is described as ‘upside down’, which is down to the location/ Putting the main accommodation upstairs means you get the full benefit of those ‘spectacular views’ across Gordano Valley.
As for the interior, it looks largely unchanged. I don’t know if this is a first time on the market (these houses rarely come up for sale) but the look hints at it. Not a great deal of updating over the years. Which tends to be a positive.
It means you get the original features, but also gives you the option of updating where necessary to your taste. It probably does need some work. But in a sympathetic manner.
There is a lot to love here. The design itself with full-height glazing, balcony and external spiral staircase for a start. All very appealing. There is the interior too.
Open-plan spaces, those lovely beams, a kitchen you may or may not love, built-in storage, exposed brick and wood ceilings. The kind of detail buyers of this era love.
Some updates have been carried out, but they are mainly cosmetic and should be hard to change if they don’t appeal. It’s a great opportunity for someone and with houses like this rarely coming up, it might be something you should seriously consider if you have ever had your eye on this mini-development.
As for the layout, that’s made up of an entrance hallway, study, cloakroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and garden room on the first floor. The ground floor has the master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, along with two further bedrooms, a study and the family bathroom.
Outside of the property, there is a double garage and parking with private gardens. Those gardens are worth talking about too. The rear garden is enclosed by a wall and hedges and has lawned and patio areas, mature shrubs and flowers and a pond,
There is also a side garden with shrubs and a pond and a front garden, mainly patio, but with another pond plus more mature plants trees and shrubs. Note that you get a private first-floor courtyard garden too, with sliding doors leading into a garden room.
This one is up for £600,000 if that appeals.
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