Pretty much untouched in 50 years, this 1970s John Meunier modern house in Little Eversden, Cambridge, is on the market.
At least, I presume little has changed looking at the imagery. The agent mentions that the property now has an oil-fired radiator heating system that replaced the original under-floor electric fittings, but little else seems to have been altered. Except, perhaps, the glazing.
Outside of that, you have a dream of a modern house dating back to 1972 and located about seven miles to the southwest of Cambridge in a rural setting. A nice and sought-after place to be.
And a nice house to enjoy the scenery with all that glazing. This is picture postcard modernism of the era. A brick and glass construction from the outside, with views across the gardens and lawn. The inside is pretty impressive too.
In fact, I would say that the interior has dated very well. Note the extensive exposed structural timber and fittings throughout, the open living spaces and the exposed brick. A very desirable proposition.
Of course, updates will be required in terms of functionality and finishing. I’m not sure that amount of carpet has aged as well, and the kitchen also looks in need of an update. But these are fairly minor points. The bare bones of this house are very impressive, and if you love modernism of the mid-20th century, then you will absolutely adore this one.
You will no doubt appreciate all the natural light within this one, too, that wonderful brick fireplace, the serving hatch (every home needs a serving hatch), the original doors, the room dividers (more on those in a moment) and all that greenery surrounding the house. I’m almost talking myself into buying this one.
The house is effectively zoned, with the large living space able to be subdivided courtesy of the previously mentioned folding doors. Great for when you want something more cosy, but able to open if you have a larger gathering. Note also the wide French doors opening to the terrace and garden.
Note also the kitchen just beyond the reception space, with easy access via the hatch. It’s a good-sized space, but as I said, perhaps in need of an update.
The four bedrooms are split to each end of the house, with the main bedroom having a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. At the other end of the property, there is an inner hall opening onto bedrooms three and four, plus a shower room.
The gardens extend to something around 0.4 acres and are laid mainly to lawn with mature flower borders, fruit trees and hedged and fence boundaries. There is a greenhouse out there too.
Note also the gravel driveway with parking for several cars and, beyond that, a double garage with light and power. I know a good number of you love a garage and look out for one. The one here looks pretty substantial.
If all of that appeals as much to you as it does to me, then you’ll want to know about the price. It has just been reduced. Originally £800,000, it now has a guide of around £725,000.
Images and details courtesy of Redmayne, Arnold and Harris. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.