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1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent (image credit: Linay and Shipp)

Some designs literally jump off the listings. Like this 1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent, for example.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

It’s the first time the house has ever been on the market. Which means you can be just the second owner in approaching 50 years.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

It was built for the current owners to their own design back in 1963 and as you can see, the house has changed little since. That’s the pull here. This is a distinctive 1960s design that has remained untouched. You really don’t see a lot of those around.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

Not quite a complete time capsule. As you might have guessed, the kitchen and the bathroom have been updated over the years. But beyond that, this is the design the owners wanted all those years ago.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

It’s a lovely design too. Very much of its era, but with more character and features compared to your average 1960s house. More than a touch of midcentury modern about this one once you go beyond the front door.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

Not that the exterior doesn’t pull you in. I love the angular nature of this one, not least when it comes to the sloping roof and separate entrance. You’ll also notice plenty of glazing too, so a good amount of natural light as well.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

That is evident as soon as you walk through the front door. I love the wood cladding, the original internal doors and of course, the first sight of that original open-tread staircase.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

Originality doesn’t stop there either. Love that fireplace with wooden wall in the living room as well as the original light fittings there. Some nice wood panel detailing in the bedrooms too and plenty of original furnishings and fixtures throughout. Although there’s no guarantee that they will be staying. Something to talk to the agent about if you are a serious buyer.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

It’s a bright and fairly open layout too, one that is very much of the 1960s, but will also lend itself well to modern-day living too. This kind of house has ‘come around’ again. Not least because they just don’t build bright and open houses like this anymore. More’s the pity.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

Talking of the space, that starts with the previously mentioned entrance hall with glazed panels to the rear garden and storage cupboard. Beyonds that is the dining room with access to the garden.

Further along is the study plus the lounge, with full-height windows to the front and that feature fireplace. The kitchen has been updated (presumably fairly recently) and a downstairs cloakroom.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

Head up that amazing staircase for the first-floor space. There are four bedrooms, some of which have built-in storage and some wood panel detail on the glazing. A family bathroom too, which again has been updated in the not-too-distant past.

As for the outside, you have probably seen the garage with its yellow door. That also has a pedestrian side door plus power and light.

1960s modern house in Orpington, Kent
(image credit: Linay and Shipp)

 

There is a block paved driveway leading to the garage, with a further area of lawn, flower borders and silver birch trees. The rear garden has lawns surrounded by mature borders and paved areas plus a wooden storage shed.

All of that in a popular area of town and just on the market for £875,000.

Images and details courtesy of Linay and Shipp. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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