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For sale: 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist house in Weston Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire

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Contrary to popular opinion, it's not entirely 'grim up north'. Indeed, there's plenty of cash floating around if you happen to be in Cheshire – and you'll need a lot of it to buy this 1970s Frazer Crane-designed modernist house in Weston Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

If the name Frazer Crane means anything to you, it's perhaps because he was the man who designed George Best's modernist home in the 70s. Indeed, he was one of the few architects working to that style in the north of England during that period.


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This example is apparently on 'one of Wilmslow's most sought-after roads', with the town a short drive away, as is Alderley Edge. But it does benefit from an almost rural location, with the house featuring a double-height living room with full-height glazing giving views across the gardens to the Bollin Valley beyond.

The house has been 'sympathetically maintained' by the current owners, offering up a kitchen/diner, hallway, utility, cloakroom, dining room, lounge and study on the ground floor, with a 'galleried' landing, master bedroom, dressing room, three further bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. There's also an integrated garage, gated access to the driveway.

£1,350,000 is the price being asked, which probably puts it into Premier League footballer territory – of which there are many in the area. Here's hoping they keep it in something approaching original condition. I wouldn't hold your breath.

Interestingly, Frazer Crane's design company, Building Design Unit, is still operating. If you ever come into money and want a house building, might be worth giving them a shout.

Find out more at the Modern House website