Another gem in Scotland, this time a 1960s midcentury modern house in Gifford, East Lothian, is now on the market.
Another because I featured a rather lovely art deco house earlier in the week. But this one is a very different affair both in terms of the era and the architectural style. But every bit as appealing.
That appeal is in two ways. First off, the architecture itself, which, although over 50 years old, still looks very ‘now’. It’s a look that has come around again, helped by the maintenance of key original details. More on that in a moment.
But it’s also a house that has potential too. It has been both updated and well-maintained over the years, and that’s a big plus. However, you feel that the house could also take a more contemporary makeover.
This is a midcentury modern house, one of a group of similar-designed houses, and with a good eye and the right fixtures and fittings, this could well be a dream MCM home for the 21st century. And that job is helped by the presence of original detailing still in place.
I love the feature stonework outside (as well as the wood-clad overhang), and it’s good to see that still in place in the interior, too. The large windows are also a bonus, plus some original doors.
Yes, there have been updates to the kitchen and bathroom areas, plus some other touches here and there. But the originality remains, and on the face of it, this should be a fairly straightforward project for anyone looking to create a practical modern house with a 1960s vibe.
You will find the house in what’s described as a ‘peaceful residential area’ that’s just over half an hour by car from Edinburgh.
It also sits within a sizeable (and well-looked-after) plot, with a lengthy drive leading to a double garage. I know a lot of you love your cars, so the latter is obviously a big selling point.
It’s a striking, single-storey design with that stone interior catching the eye, as well as that overhang with built-in lighting and a private courtyard, accessible via the utility. Pretty much everything you would hope for with a house of this era if you love the MCM era.
The entrance porch opens into what looks like a large hallway. Beyond that is the lounge with a large window overlooking the garden and adding in plenty of natural light. The feature stone wall and fireplace add a focal point to the space.
Open to the lounge is the dining room, which leads onto a conservatory with a door opening onto the garden. Along from that is the kitchen/breakfast room, which is large and looks to have been updated in the fairly recent past. The utility is just off it and, as I mentioned above, opens to a secluded courtyard.
There are three double bedrooms too, all with built-in wardrobes, with a family bathroom and additional shower room serving all three.
I’m not sure of the exact dimensions of the garden, but the photos of the plot indicate that it is quite a large size. As is the driveway and the garage beyond. In short, the plot size is a selling point in itself.
Fancy it? Offers over £445,000 if you have an interest in this one.
Images and details courtesy of Simpson & Marwick. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.