Home in Thorpe Bay are delighted to bring to the market a rare example of mid-century modern architecture. This two bedroom detached single storey property offers incredible features and open plan living. Set on a bold corner plot, the house is architecturally defined by its striking frontage and mono pitched roof. It also has the added bonus of being situated in the Bournes Green School catchment area. Viewing comes highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Guide Price £575,000 - £600,000
The current owners have spent much time and attention attempting to restore its 1960s cool credentials, whilst ensuring it remains suitable for contemporary living. Overall, an unfussy and minimalist aesthetic has been achieved through the likes of lime rendered walls and doorways shorn of architrave within the main living spaces. These features offer a natural, and relaxing element to the overall interior.
A word from he current owners: "We fell head over heels with the house on first sight as it reminded us of the types of properties which prevail in Palm Springs, California. It's an architectural gem, and it is truly deserving of its seaside location. The property had become somewhat muddled in its style over the years under previous ownership, so we sought to return the fun back to it. It's been an absolute joy to call his place our home. We hope that someone else can fall in love with it all over again and enjoy it for years to come".
EntranceOriginal panelled door leads to:-
Entrance PorchSmooth lime rendered walls and ceiling. Two full length reeded glass windows to the front aspect. Quality marble-effect porcelain tiling to floor area. Anthracite double column radiator. Industrial "Crittal" style glass partition and door leading to the living area. Door to:
Guest WCThe suite comprises a low flush w.c. and wall mounted wash basin. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Reeded double glazed aluminium window to the side aspect.
Dual Aspect Living/Dining Room 9.83m 3.61m (32'3 11'10)Smooth lime rendered walls and ceiling. Split into two distinct areas with the dining area having hard wearing, loop pile carpet to floor. Anthracite double column radiator. Recently installed aluminium bi-fold doors leading to the courtyard-style garden. Further aluminium double glazed door leading to the courtyard. .
To the lounge area there is the original basket weave style parquet flooring. Three bespoke oversized double glazed aluminium windows overlooking the front garden, which flood an abundance of natural light to the space given its south-facing direction. Feature fireplace. Three double column radiators. Open access onto:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.88m x 3.66m (16'0 x 12'0)The contemporary kitchen comprises a range of cream fronted units complimented with polished wood roll edge work surfaces with inset twin stainless steel circular bowls with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Four ring glass electric hob with concealed extractor hood above. Built in double oven. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Refrigerated wine cooler and rack. Ultra modern splashback tiling. Karndean style flooring. Double glazed aluminium windows to both side and rear aspects overlooking the courtyard garden with further full length double glazed aluminium profile door leading to the garden. Door to:
Inner HallwayCentral corridor with impressive double height vaulted ceiling, which is flooded with light through the high level double glazed windows. Double column radiator. Built in linen cupboard and combination boiler. Doors to:-
Bedroom One 5.79m x 3.66m (19'0 x 12'0)Smooth lime rendered walls and ceiling. Dramatic curved wall and double glazed window to front overlooking the pretty gardens. TV point. Double column radiator. Refurbished basket weave parquet flooring. Double doors leading to:
En Suite Shower/Wet Room/WC 3.28m x 2.74m (10'9 x 9'0)A modern and accessible en suite with large walk-in shower area, wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap and pop up waste and low flush w.c. Fully tiled walls. Rubberised epoxy flooring. Wall mounted storage cabinet. Glass block work windows to one side. Access to loft space. Wide door leading to garage area.
Bedroom Two 4.22m x 3.05m (13'10 x 10'0 )Smooth lime rendered walls and ceiling. Double glazed window overlooking the rear courtyard. Refurbished, basket weave parquet flooring. Double column radiator.
Bathroom/WCThe vintage suite comprises a panelled bath with hand grips, mixer tap with rainforest shower head, in addition to separately plumbed electric shower over, pedestal wash basin and w.c. Matching tiled walls. Karndean style tiled flooring. Built in storage cupboard. Double column radiator. Obscure double glazed window to the rear aspect. Access to main loft space.
Exterior/GardenThe property occupies a prominent corner plot with beautifully established and pretty front gardens which are laid to lawn with planted beds and borders including palms and yuccas. To the side and rear of the property are east facing, private paved courtyard gardens which are unoverlooked. Owing to the position of the property, it achieves sunlight through much of the day. Partially covered pagoda. Outside tap. Access to the versatile uPVC double glazed summer house which could also be used as an artist studio or work from home office.
GarageThe part converted double garage has twin electrically operated roller/shutter doors with utility and kitchenette. Access to the garden via rear door.
Exterior/FrontAccess to the garage via double driveway providing further parking. There is also further driveway parking to the front of the property with timber "Venetian" slatted gate leading to the courtyard.