Heavily updated as you can see, but this is still an interesting and substantial 1930s art deco house in Taunton, Somerset.
Thanks to Julian for pointing this one out, which looks to be (mostly) architecturally faithful to the original design, but has been updated significantly inside over the years.
Of course, the one obvious addition to the original architecture is that conservatory. Whether you keep that or replace it is down to you if the house becomes yours. It might be a useful space, but it doesn’t really sit well against the rear of the house to my eye. But each to their own.
The architecture follows a pattern you see quite often in houses of this era. A front elevation that, while appealing, is rather modest in comparison to the rear. Perhaps for privacy.
The ‘wow’ factor for me is the rear, which is more angular compared to the curved frontage and is much heavier on the glazing. Of course, it is. There’s a lovely back garden to look out onto. So that’s where you want to be looking each morning.
As I said, heavily updated inside. Which isn’t unusual for a house of this age. But it isn’t just there ‘white box’ you often see and it isn’t full or mirrored furniture – the other thing you often see in updated art deco houses.
In this case, it’s fairly neutral, with some wood floors and vintage radiators in place and some bold features dotted about the place. The kitchen and the bathrooms in particular.
If you want to go down the 1930s route more you could add in some period furnishings and light fittings to do just that. But by and large, this is a modern house with 1930s character, but with the benefit of some fresh finishes as well as being recently rewired and replumbed. Which is nice to know with a house of this age.
You will find Stonegallows House (that’s the name of the place) on Stonegallows Hill, which sits on the western outskirts of Taunton in what’s described as a ‘highly sought after’ residential area just two miles away from Taunton centre.
Head up the gravel driveway and into the house and you’ll find an entrance hall with a ‘turning staircase’ leading to the first floor and a downstairs cloakroom. From there are doors to the reception rooms. The sitting room with fireplace and picture window looks out over the garden while the dining room is double-aspect and has a door accessing the conservatory and garden.
The kitchen and breakfast room is an interesting and large space, fitted with a range of free-standing wall and base units and with dual-aspect windows to the front and rear. It also leads through to a separate utility room.
Head up that staircase and the first floor offers five double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a door leading out to a balcony and a door to the large ‘Jack and Jill’ en-suite bathroom. There is also a separate wet room-style family bathroom plus access to the roof space.
I mentioned the gravel driveway outside, which offers plenty of car parking space and access to the large garage. A large rear garden too, complete with lawns, a patio area, borders, gazebos, greenhouse and sheds, as well as some far-reaching views towards the Blackdown Hills.
£660,000 is the guide price if you want to move in.
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