Categories / Architecture, Property

For sale: Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco house in Brixham, Devon

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All too often, we feature art deco houses on these pages that have been over-renovated, still with key period features, but without the character of the original properties. That's not the case with the Sunpark art deco house in Brixham, Devon.

It's a grade II-listed property, designed by Melville H Aubin in 1935 for the family that's actually selling it right now. But more than that, this property looks to be in its original condition, hardly updated since the day it was built.

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Check out the full range of images on the estate agent's site, you'll see the white asymmetric exterior and the distinctive radius bay windows from the outside, but inside there's also a superb stair case with polished Chrome handrail, parquet flooring throughout, original fireplaces and a solarium. Yes, it needs updating sympathetically, but with all those original features, you can keep this house just as the architect intended.

In terms of specifics, you get two entrance halls, a dining room, sitting room and kitchen downstairs, with the first floor offering a landing, three bedrooms, a study, bathroom and cloakroom. There's also a roof terrace, garden…and an outside toilet. Told you it was original.

For a property in need of serious work, £695,000 is hefty. But it's in a good area and it is unique – if you have the money, buy it before someone ruins it.

Find out more at the Marchand Petit website