So much potential with this 1960s time capsule in Fulbourn Old Drift, Cambridge. A dream renovation project for someone.
That ‘someone’ is obviously going to be a person with a love of the 1960s and its associated architecture and interior design. If that’s you and you happen to be looking in the Cambridge area, then have a look here.
Because so much of the house has been preserved from its original era. Not everything. You might spot things like the added small conservatory, the odd radiator and what looks like a bedroom recently plastered. Beyond that, very little change.
So plenty of original touches, as you can see. You know the drill. Some you want to keep, others you might want to upgrade – and ideally, in keeping with the rest of the house. Because it would be a crying shame to lose what’s been in place for something like 60 years.
The angular architecture itself is very much of its time – and that’s a plus for me. I live in something not a million miles away in design, and I love it. Yes, a selling point, but so is much of the inside.
As I said, there is not a great deal of change here, and some things might come down to personal taste, in the case of the staircase, practicality. Let me say one thing here. I love that staircase.
It still looks amazing decades on. But I know some people might not want to ascend and descend on it daily. Be a shame to lose it, though, as it adds so much to the design of the house.
Beyond that, there’s the parquet-style flooring still in place, those stunning and colourful kitchen units (with a kitchen hatch there, too), the open living room with period fireplace, original doors, built-in units, original light fittings, and plenty of original (or vintage) decor.
I know for many of you, this is an absolute dream. But there is work to do as well. You’ll only know how much with a proper viewing of this one.
But at a guess, a refresh of the kitchen and bathroom (protecting those lovely units), plenty of decorative work, and a rethink of the conservatory are the obvious ones. Yes, the garden obviously needs some attention too, but that’s just a bit of hard work. The garden itself and its size are big selling points for this one.
All of that sorted and this will be a great place to live in a sight-after part of the country. Opportunities like this to put your own stamp on a place are getting less and less.
As for the floorspace, head in, and you are in a hall dominated by that staircase, with storage and the parquet-style flooring underfoot.
That leads to the large living room with an open archway into a dining room and sliding doors into the conservatory. Not the open fire with stone hearth and stone surround. The dining room looks out to the rear and has a hatch to the kitchen.
As you can see, the kitchen is quite something with those amazing vintage units still in place. It probably needs an upgrade as long as you keep the units in place. Beyond that is a large pantry cupboard with sliding doors and a double sink, as well as a utility that connects, via an underpass, to the garage and rear garden. Also on this floor are the conservatory and a cloakroom.
There are four bedrooms in total, one of which looks to have been recently plastered. So something of a blank canvas., The other bedrooms look largely unchanged from the original build.
Two of the remaining bedrooms are doubles, with a smaller bedroom making up the four. Some of those rooms have built-in storage, with the split landing offering more under the eaves and courtesy of two storage cupboards.
You might have noticed the outside space too, which is made up of a large drive for off-road parking, which in turn leads to a garage.
The rear garden is described as ‘substantial’, with lawn, trees and hedging. Yes, it needs some work, but in a day, with the right tools and it will be transformed. Even longer, and it will be a huge plus point.
Fancy it? This one is now on the market with a guide price of £600,000.
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