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For sale: 1960s Otter Creek house in Calenick, Truro, Cornwall


Not just any old house, the 1960s modernism of Otter Creek in Calenick, Truro, Cornwall actually won an award for its design 'back in the day'.

Sat in a small village near Truro, the Otter Creek was designed and built in 1963 by 'renowned local architect' Giles Blomfield of John Crowther & Associates. It was seem as ahead of its time and won an award for being just that, specifically the RIBA bronze medal in 1965. It still has the look of a contemporary place now, despite being almost 50 years old.


Perhaps that's down to the current layout being a mix of the old and the new. The exterior looks fairly faithful to the original design, but there are some concessions to the modern era, the kitchen in particular being a recent upgrade.


In terms of space, there's a staircase taking you to the first floor, which offers up an open plan kitchen / breakfast area, which flows through to the main living space, which itself has access to a paved terrace and gardens. The first floor also has two bedrooms with a shared en suite and a study area overlooking the gardens and river The ground floor hosts two further bedrooms, a bathroom and the dining room all of which have direct access to the garden.


The property was designed to ensure no physical or visual interruption between indoors and outdoors, assisted by a terrace to the rear, a sunken garden and a lawn with 'many Mediterranean style shrubs and plants'. Offers over £700,000 are invited if you fancy the move to Cornwall.

Find out more at the Rightmove website

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