This was one of the first houses I wrote about on WowHaus. Now this 1930s art deco house in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire is back for sale.
To be fair, it’s a gap of over 10 years, This isn’t some kind of quick flip. And a to of work has been carried out in the intervening years. You can see the original article here although it is worth pointing out that few images and details were available then. Agent listings have improved so much in the past decade.
Architecturally it looks to have changed little since I last spotted it. The house had already been updated and the one internal shot showed a rather dated look despite the exterior having had a makeover. But that internal finish has changed a lot in the past 10 years.
Back to the 1930s? Not really. Although the layout remains leaflet unchanged, the finish is more akin to something 1950s than the 1930s. There is a strong midcentury modern look and feel to this place right now and to be honest, I like it.
That’s not to say you couldn’t go down the 1930s route if you wanted to. The midcentury modern feel is largely down to finishes and furnishings rather than anything set in place.
The white walls and wooden floors could accommodate any influence you want to put in. But as I said, I quite like the way it is. If you don’t, some furniture, some decoration and some new light fittings would easily push this back a couple of decades.
Very appealing in terms of kerb appeal too, regardless of what you do to the inside. White render, black windows, a period-friendly front door and a flat roof. It’s a house that will always turn heads.
It’s also a house that offers up a reasonable amount of living space too, both inside and out.
Walk in through the front door and you’ll find an entrance hallway, which in turn leads to a ‘good size’ lounge with that lovely flooring and impressive window.
Beyond that is a separate dining room with double doors to the garden and a stunning kitchen/breakfast room also overlooking the rear garden.
On the first floor, there are three ‘good size’ bedrooms, with an en-suite to the main bedroom plus a family bathroom.
As I said, everything has been renovated to a very big standard. A finish almost like new throughout.
If you head outside you’ll find a garden to the front with a pretty magnolia tree, whilst to the rear is a garden that is mainly laid to lawn with a patio area just outside the rear doors.
That’s not quite all as you also get a detached garage and driveway parking just away from the house. Very useful.
Of course, one other thing has changed over the last decade and that’s the price of houses. So don’t be surprised to see it up for more than last time out. If you want to move in here, the asking price is £700,000.
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