Fancy a move to the Scottish borders? This 1960s modern house in Eyemouth, Berwickshire is up for sale and a great opportunity for someone.
There are a few obvious selling points for this one. First off, the largely untouched 1960s architecture. This was an individually-designed property and is still maintains much of its original 1960s charm.
Secondly, this is a project for someone. as I said, much of the original period is still here, but it needs what the agent describes as ‘cosmetic upgrading’. At present, there’s a mix of the old and the fairly new. It needs bringing together for a more consistent finish, ideally with the original details preserved or brought back to their best. After all, everyone loves an original feature.
Finally, there’s the location. I have never been to Eyemouth, but looking at the photos it looks like a lovely place to be. A harbour and beach (within walking distance from this house), a nearby nature reserve and plenty of local countryside. Not far from the A1 too. All of that and price on its side. I’ll come to that in a moment.
But first, let’s talk about the house. An angular affair with windows in a variety of shapes adding to the appeal, as does the timber cladding to the exterior. It’s an interesting design sat in a large plot.
As I said, the interior is something of a mix right now. Some parts have been updated over the years, but there’s a lot of detail here from the original build still in place.
I’m looking at the wooden floors, a full-height window, wooden curtain rails, the mantelpiece (which has been decorated but still looks largely original), the breakfast bar and the staircase. That bathroom might be original too.
Elsewhere the finishes and fittings might well have been updated in the more recent past, which gives you the opportunity to either go down the ‘modern’ route with this one or perhaps add in details sympathetic to the mid-20th century. As ever, that’s down to personal taste.
Whatever you do, there are possibilities, especially with the space on offer with this house, both inside and out.
Talking of the space available, the front door opens to the main hallway, which leads through to the open-plan kitchen and dining area, complete with a 1960s breakfast bar,
The lounge sits to the side of the hallway with a full-height window looking out to the front garden and a doorway opening through to the conservatory.
A large home office (or fifth bedroom) sits at the back of the house. With access to the garden, it might work as some kind of separate annexe too.
Head up the open staircase and you access four double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobe storage, along with the family bathroom. As I said, more living space than you might imagine.
The house itself sits on a large corner plot, with plenty of garden on all sides of the house. The main area of garden to the front, side and rear is laid to lawn, with a combination of hedging and flower beds too.
To the other side of the house is a ‘well tendered’ kitchen garden, with various areas for growing fruit and vegetables. To the rear is a greenhouse, together with a timber built shed to the side of the garage. Off-road parking along the driveway for several cars as well as the garage, which has a separate utility area to the rear.
So much potential here to create an interesting 1960s house with character in a lovely location. Offers over £280,000 if that’s your plan.
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Thanks to Gemma for the tip-off!