One of a group of striking properties, but this 1960s Lawrence Abbott brutalist house in Frimley, Surrey is the one for sale.
Striking and rather appealing to my eye. As I said, this isn’t a standalone property, this is actually one of 32 similar dwellings around Apex Drive, all from around the mid-1960s.
Now 1960s brutalist architecture doesn’t always age well and as you might have noticed, a number of high profile examples have seen the bulldozer in the recent years. Not so this estate.
If anything, its stock has gradually risen of late as the austere style of brutalism has become rather hip. While its appeal might have dipped in the 1980s and 1990s, houses like this are now picking up a lot of admirers.
The problem with bold architecture is knowing how to live in it and many suffer from people treating places like this as if they were living in a 1930s semi-detached house and going down the traditional route, removing and hiding its notable features. Not so here thankfully.
It isn’t in its original state and does have a variety of updates throughout, not least when it comes to the kitchen and bathroom. But the look and feel of the place looks intact.
The style is a mix of modern day and retro, which lends itself well to this distinctly ‘60s end terrace. Take out the furniture and it is something of a blank canvas, should you want to go further down the retro route. A reasonable amount of living space within the house too.
That starts off with an entrance hall and study, leading to a double aspect living room with views over the rear garden and a separate utility area with downstairs WC.
The floor above hosts a galleried landing leading onto the open plan kitchen and dining area. There is also a family bathroom, which, like the bathroom, has been recently updated.
Finally, a second floor has three bedrooms and some storage space with the master and second bedrooms described as ‘generous doubles’.
Actually, that’s not quite all as there is a private garden and patio, along with access to the communal gardens and a garage located on the estate.
If brutalism (and this area) is your thing, the asking price is £350,000.
For more details, please contact the agent Purple Bricks or visit its website.