It’s a substantial property, but this 1960s modern house in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire also has an interesting interior too.
Thanks to Morag for pointing this one out, which might have passed me by otherwise. From the outside, it doesn’t hint at much. A large house typical of its era in a good-sized plot. But this one hasn’t changed a great deal since construction.
Not only that, the house has a rather extravagant interior. At least, what I can see of it.
Despite this being a house of some size, images of the interior are a little limited. There could be many reasons for that, but I’m left with a feeling that there is much more to see here. If you have the budget, this is a house to view.
Let’s park that though and look at what we can see, which a house with a living room that’s impressive, to say the least. Wooden vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, wood floors, double-height space, large windows and a balcony overlooking it from the upper floor. That’s drama for you.
The other rooms are worth talking about too, one with wood-clad ceilings and full-height windows, another with wooden walls and built-in units. The kitchen, though updated perhaps a decade or two later, is a substantial space too.
As I said, the upstairs might well offer as much too, but I can’t say for certain due to the lack of images. However, with so little changed in the reception spaces, I can’t see much change elsewhere.
The finish is the selling point for me, but the square footage is a nice bonus. Some would say the area too, which is in the ‘sought-after residential area’ of Boxmoor.
The ground floor is made up of a family room, a ‘well-proportioned’ study with feature bay window and fireplace and an open plan triple aspect drawing/sitting/dining room with some full-height glazing.
Of course, there is also the double-height drawing room with exposed chimney breast with fireplace and galleried landing over it, the large kitchen/breakfast room, a storeroom, cloakroom and integral garage. No shortage of space.
A staircase in the drawing-room leads to the first floor galleried landing leads to a large principal bedroom with sink and built-in storage, another additional bedroom with built-in storage and open bathroom and three further bedrooms. Also on this floor is a laundry room, the family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Outside space is impressive too, with the house approached by a long driveway with a turning circle and room for several vehicles to park. It also leads to that integral garage.
Beyond that is some lawn and planting at the front and a large rear garden, mainly laid to lawn, with some woods, a terrace and a paved seating area.
£995,000 is the guide price if you want it.
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