This is amazing. A time capsule and a 1960s modern house in Sevenoaks, Kent has just gone up for sale for the first time in over half a century.
But not for long. I know there has been a good amount of interest in this one already and unless you move fast, you will miss out on this one. Houses like this rarely come to market so don’t miss out.
Sadly, I don’t have an architect’s name. But I do know that Jutland, which dates from the late 1960s, is up for sale for the first time in over 50 years and for the first time since construction.
If you are a fan of 1960s modernism and 1960s midcentury modern design, you will love this one. It ticks all the boxes.
Single-storey, full-height windows and open-plan living, as well as a roof light in the sitting room to boost the natural light in that room. But it also boasts all of those interior touches buyers tend to demand of a house of this style.
Beams, timber-clad ceilings, exposed brick, custom fittings, fitted furnishings and of course, a plethora of 1960s fixtures and furnishings.
Of course, how many of those are staying is something you would need to discuss with the agent and the vendor. The ‘fixed’ items might well be negotiable but I wouldn’t expect all of that modernist seating to be included.
What will be included is that lovely original 1960s kitchen, something I hope will be preserved by whoever is lucky enough to be only the second owner of this house. Some updating likely required, but this kitchen really is a big selling point. The bathroom is original too, but you might think that’s an original detail too far.
Talking of updating, I think some will be required. A time capsule is lovely, but you do need some modern-era comforts too. However, the bones of a stunning modern/modernist living space are here, along with enough detail to maintain its uniqueness.
As for space, the principal reception rooms are made up of a well-proportioned sitting room with fitted shelving and a view over the garden. There are also two conservatories, both with direct access to the gardens, and the dining room which adjoins the kitchen.
As I said, the kitchen has all those original wall and base units that will be hard to replicate in the modern era, plus tile work surfaces and space for appliances.
Love the study too, which comes into its own in current circumstances. Great use of space too with all of those fitted units.
The three bedrooms all have wardrobes and views over the south-facing garden. One has a door to the garden while the other two are connected via a bi-folding wall. Nice touch. Finally, there is a family bathroom, boiler too, and a separate cloakroom.
That’s not quite all though. To the front of the property is a cobbled driveway providing parking for a number of cars, and leading to the attached garage with an amazing paint job as well as a sink and two pedestrian doors.
The main gardens sit predominantly to the south and west and are laid to lawn with shrub beds and borders and a ‘majestic’ Scots pine tree. The south-facing terrace has a timber arbour with climbing plants, so ideal for al fresco entertaining.
As I said, likely to be popular and already with registered interest with the agent. If you want to view or bid, get in touch with the agent and make sure you have something in the region of £950,000 available. That’s the guide price.
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