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For sale: 1960s Galberg and Weal-designed stilt house in Beckenham, Kent

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Modernist-inspired, but at the same time, the very essence of 1960s design – this four-bedroom ‘stilt’ house in Beckenham, Kent.

Designed by architects Georg Galberg and Francis Weal in 1964, it is one of a terrace of four houses, all on raised concrete stilts that provide sheltered parking and elevate your general living space. It’s one of the finest examples of the architects’ work and was even subject to a recent walking tour (with the architects) by the Twentieth Century Society.

The building offers clean lines (even the guttering is internal), with each floor having a specific function – the ground floor for ‘services’, first floor for living and the top floor for sleeping. Most of the significant original features have been preserved, including the Crittall windows, stone window seats, recessed curtain rails, a period entry-phone system and ‘trade hatch’, with general selling points including four bedrooms, custom-built kitchen, south-facing reception room, updated bathroom, utility room and gated communal gardens.

Check the link for more details, with a price of around £429,950 expected.

Find out more at the Modern House website