Categories / Architecture, Property

For sale: 1960s-designed four-bedroom house in Bolton, Lancashire

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Contrary to popular belief, Retro To Go isn’t based in London, Paris, New York or Milan. We’re actually in l’il ol’ Bolton – which is where we spotted this 1960s-designed house for sale.

Yes, it wasn’t all grim up north in the 60s and this contemporary design (at the time) must have cost a pretty penny in a top-end residential area. It’s never been on the market since – and it’s still packed with original 60s features both inside and out, some probably in need of a spot of careful updating.


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For your money, you get four bedrooms and a bathroom, plus extensive downstairs accommodation, an attached garage and plenty of garden space. The only downside is the hefty £600,000 asking price – probably pitched at developers (who want to knock it down and rebuild a couple of houses) rather than lovers of mid-century architecture. If our Lotto numbers come up, we’ll ride to its rescue.

Find out more at the Lancasters website

  • Richard

    Go for it Dave! Rob a bank. Or two.

  • I think you are right about it being aimed at ‘knock down’ merchants and that’s a real shame. This house is a stunner. I would love to paint it miami blue. The collection of side windows is lovely.

  • David Walker

    Richard – I am considering it.
    Vinnie – yes, although that area of town is the ‘high end’ area (think footballers and lawyers), that price looks like a land price rather than a house price.
    The town has very few interesting houses, shame to see this one go the way of the developer.