A wonderful house and a great opportunity for someone. This 1970s modern house in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, North Wales is up for sale.
It’s a bold piece of architecture, purpose-built back in 1971 by and for a ‘local builder of high repute’. One that has changed little in 50 years too.
Not that I am classing this one as a time capsule. But there are a number of key elements here that haven’t been touched by a time – or a renovation.
The architecture itself, of course. Typical of a modern house of the era, it has a design that uses two levels, with the main reception space at the front. For good reason too.
This is all about location and views. A wall of glazing and a terrace space looks out towards the coast and the Snowdonia mountain range and over the golf course just beyond the house.
Indeed, location is a selling point here, with the house in a slightly elevated spot in a popular part of town and in a double plot with large gardens. The plot might well sell this one in the end, but I’m hoping the house, the design and its interior will do it too.
As I said, not a time capsule, but pretty well-preserved. That main reception space is so of its era, but at the same time, with a finish that would adapt well into the 21st century too. Love the wood-clad ceilings, the built-in units, space and of course, that glazing.
Other areas of note include an original kitchen, a retro dining space and a bathroom that really couldn’t be replicated. Please, someone, keep those tiles. Or the entire bathroom. Love that wooden staircase too.
Of course, it probably needs some kind of update. Not everything has aged well over the decades. But as the agent points out, this one has ‘high potential’ for someone to come in and create something special. Keep the good bits and update the rest.
It also has something else that is likely to appeal. Lots of space, inside and out.
Steps lead up to the front door and the entrance porch and the entrance hall. From there you enter the star of the show, the main lounge, with its panelling, built-in shelving. bar area and that 1970s staple, a hatch to the kitchen.
Beyond that is a dining room with panelling and sliding doors to the balcony, along with the original fitted kitchen, utility room and WC.
Stairs from the entrance hall take you to the upper level of this split-level house. The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes, sliding doors to the large rear nation and an en-suite shower room.
There are three more sizeable bedrooms with fitted storage, one of which is also en-suite. The other two can share the family bathroom. Good-sized landing space as well.
Talking of size, this one has the kind of garden you would only dream of in the city. A driveway at the front has plenty of off-road parking, which in turn leads to the garage that sits under the main house, offering plenty of storage space.
The gardens extend to the side and up the hillside and come to around 0.53 across in total. The side and rear gardens are mainly lawned and are made of up different levels, including a patio area that sits directly outside the main bedroom. A path leads to the top, where you can take advantage of the
Of course, the double plot also means the possibility of extending or developing if you want to do that. Personally, I love the house as it is. If you do too, the asking price is offers over £600,000.
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