The first time on the market for this 1960s modernist property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It shows too. Huge thanks to Urban Sheffield on Twitter for the tip off.
The house dates back to 1967, designed and built by the current owners and is located on a ‘highly sought after private road’. As we said, hasn’t been offered for sale in almost 50 years and in that time, someone has looked after this very, very well.
The house itself is pretty much what was produced back in the late 1960s, with a few updates to fixtures and fittings along the way. The house itself looks unchanged.
Functional modernism of the day, it looks a little austere from the front, but once you see the back. But that’s not the case at the rear.
Presumably because of that wonderful garden (more on that in a minute), this angular house is all about the rear elevation. The balcony areas and the full-length glazing being the garden in each hand every day.
The garden might also be a problem for the existing architecture. The agent points out (quite rightly) that the house sits on a ‘great sized plot’ adding that the house requires ‘a full scheme of modernising with possibilities to extend subject to the necessary consents’.
Again, you have to disagree with someone who has obviously gone through this place carefully. But you hope a potential buyer with a love of the existing building takes this on ‘as is’ and just updates the interior to bring some aspects of it into the modern era. Rather that than taking away and replacing or changing beyond recognition.
Talking of that existing house, you will find it via a shared drive and with off-street parking to the front. Once inside the layout is an entrance hall with downstairs WC/cloakroom, a kitchen diner, dining area and living room on the ground floor, those floor to ceiling windows boosting the natural light.
On the first floor there is a family bathroom and three double bedrooms which each have a door leading to the rear facing balconies overlooking the garden.
According to the agent, plans have previously been drawn up for a possible extension which could create a garage or further reception room and a fourth bedroom along with a second bathroom, which sounds like it could be done without ruining the integrity of the design.
Offers around £375,000 if it takes your eye.
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