So much potential with this 1960s midcentury modern house in Houghton, Pembrokeshire, Wales both inside and out.
I’ll come to the outside later, as that’s something we do need to talk about. But first let’s admire this house, which was individually designed by local architect Beaumont ‘Monty’ Minter in the 1960s and in many ways, hasn’t changed a great deal since.
Of course, this is no time capsule of the era. A look at the kitchen tells you that. But the main features of the house are intact, which is why this offers so much potential for fans of the midcentury modern era.
The house design itself, with that inverted (and overhanging) roof, feature stone cladding and the original entryway is quite something. It hasn’t changed in over five decades and as such, is quite a rare find.
The inside? Well, that has original details in place too. As I said, no time capsule. Someone has updated this one. But they haven’t taken away the original design. By and large, the updates are all about the finishes and fittings.
The hallway is an absolute stunner with the original flooring, the mini stairway and the opposing view of the front door. Some midcentury modern touches help out too.
Beyond that, more of that flooring survives elsewhere, the original fireplaces, some full-height glazing, fitted storage and a kitchen hatch all hint at the original era.
Away from that, things have been updated, but as I said, it’s all about the decor. Imagine this one with some midcentury modern furnishings, some light fittings of the day and maybe some colours of the era too and this could be your dream 1960s pad, with the added bonus of some modern era comforts.
There is quite a lot of living space within this one too. The agent points out that it could be extended if you need the extra space, but as it stands, there is still a good amount of floor space to play with.
As it currently stands, the property has that entrance hallway, a large sitting room, a separate dining room, cloakrooms and storage, utility and the recently updated kitchen on the lower of the two split levels.
The dining room, kitchen, and spacious sitting room all face west and are ‘flooded with natural light’ through the large windows.
Climbing those four stairs from the living area you can access the bedrooms at the side and rear of the property. There are four double bedrooms and all look out over the gardens that surround the property. The family bathroom is also on this level and is currently split into a separate toilet, shower room, and bathroom. Obviously, you could reconfigure if this doesn’t work for you.
Of course, there is all of that land too. You approach the property via a sweeping tarmac driveway which leads up to the property’s sizeable parking area and turning circle.
To the side of the plot is a large garage (which I love) and between the garage and the house are several raised flower beds, ideal for growing vegetables. Also adjacent to the house is a paved walkway that leads round to a large raised seating area at the front of the house.
It’s the extra land that needs to be talked about. The land surrounding the property extends to 1.47 acres and is mostly laid to lawn, with hedgerows and a stream bordering it.
The current owner has secured outline planning permission to build three further, detached properties on the southern side of this plot. The plans would allow for the three properties to be built ‘without imposing or overlooking’ Lawnswood itself. That’s something you perhaps want to discuss with the agent, as it is a key factor in any purchase of this house.
Talking of purchase, this gem of a house is available for offers over £650,000.
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