A first time on the market for this rather large and beautiful 1970s modern house in Oswestry, Shropshire. Wonderful plot and location too.
Yes, the first time it has been offered for sale in almost 50 years, having been built for and constructed by the architect in 1972.
From that, you might expect this to be something of a time capsule of the era. In some ways, it is, with the 1970s design still very much in place. But it has also been updated over the years and looking at some of the finishes, perhaps quite recently too.
But the character of the original build is still very much in place here. Angled, wood-clad ceilings, open-plan living, exposed brick and an open-tread staircase create a wonderful backdrop to a midcentury modern home. And let’s be honest, that is pretty much as hip as it comes right now.
But that’s matched up with some modern updates, including the newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, new radiators, updated flooring and more. This is obviously a very well-maintained house.
The architecture itself is appealing too. The angles, the wood-cladding and that rather appealing extended brick wall to the side. All in a picture-perfect setting. But I’ll come to the garden later.
First, let’s talk interiors, with space within both plentiful and flexible. Currently set out as the main house with a separate, self-contained annexe, it can be reconfigured if you just want a single house with more space. Options to extend too, subject to the usual permissions.
But let’s look at the house as it is laid out right now. The living space is dominated by that wonderful main reception area, with the beams above, the angled ceilings, the exposed brick breaking things up, some wood cladding and access to the open-tread staircase. Sliding doors open to the outside space too.
Obviously, it’s quite empty at the moment, but dressed with the right furnishings, this is a statement room. Just off it is access to the kitchen too, which looks to have been recently updated.
The house also offers a separate sitting room, an office (ideal if you work from home a lot), two bathrooms, a cloakroom, kitchenette and utility. There are also five bedrooms here if you include the annexe space.
All of which is located in a private and secluded gated location. The plot is quite a selling point too.
There are around 0.43 acres here, which also houses an external outbuilding and plenty of on-site parking, including a triple carport. All of that and the garden.
The garden offers plenty of lawn and mature plants and trees, that are both eye-catching and also maintain your privacy too. A dream of an outdoor space.
Yes, I do like this one. If it catches your eye, the house has just gone up for sale and is on the market for £499,950. I suspect it won’t be around long, so you might want to make a move if it does appeal.
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