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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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