Partly updated, but this 1960s modern house in Broadstairs, Kent still has plenty of originality and appeal.
Thanks to Nat for letting me know about this one and the mention of this having a midcentury mosaic on the external of the house. That’s not evident from the photos, which only highlights the benefit of having some local knowledge in place.
But most of the details are pretty obvious on what the agent describes as an ‘iconic’ 1960s house. It isn’t untouched, but no one has removed the key details on this one, which is always a plus.
However, it probably does need some further updating. Not to remove the past. I think it needs someone to come along and freshen things up. Give it a new lease of life as the stylish 1960s house it should be.
Of course, the exterior is still as it was. The inverted roof is the calling card of this house and the wood cladding to the front looks unchanged too. As does the front entrance. There’s more originality inside as well.
Fitted furnishings, a period fireplace, internal doors and of course, the spiral staircase. A strong basis for a modern house in the modern era. But as I said, work is required.
I doubt the sun lounge is original, so it is a matter of personal taste whether you want to keep that. The bathroom almost certainly needs updating and the kitchen, although recent, might not be for you.
Outside of that, the whole house needs a refresh to bring it back to its best, from the decor to the fixtures and fittings. There’s nothing wrong with it, but if you want this to look like the individual 1960s house it was, then you will have to take a step back and think about the decor and details.
So much potential here though and plenty of space too, both inside and out. Some sea views as well from the upper floor, which is a nice bonus.
The ground floor is made up of a ‘spacious’ entrance hallway with patio doors leading out to a rear courtyard area, a cloakroom, access to the garage with a utility room.
Also on this floor is a kitchen with s large window looking out to sea and the main reception space, which is open plan and currently made up of a dining area with more views out to the sea and a raised lounge with a spiral staircase as its focal point. Beyond the lounge is that sun lounge, looking out over the garden.
Head up the spiral staircase and you get four bedrooms, three of which with elevated sea views. Note that the master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a separate area that was formally an open balcony. Wonder if it can be re-instated? I can’t tell but a viewing might give the answer, although the agent says it could now be used as a dressing room or perhaps to add an en-suite. The family bathroom finishes off the layout.
As for the outside space, the front of the property has off-street parking that leads to the garage. A rear garden too, as well as an enclosed courtyard area plus a paved patio. Not far from the beach too, which is always a bonus.
Fancy it? The house is up for sale for £725,000.
Images and details courtesy of Miles and Barr. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.