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For sale: The House That Jack Built 1930s art deco house in Louth, Lincolnshire

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Designed in 1931, The House That Jack Built was actually built by Thomas Dalgleish McLean, the winner of a competition to create 'a married man's ideal of a home' and shown off at the Ideal Home exhibition prior to its construction. Almost 80 years on and it's still a house that can turn heads. If it turns yours, this impressive property is on the market right now.

You'll find it in hillside in Louth, 26 miles from Lincoln, with 'panoramic' views of the town from the three-storey property. Externally, you could be stepping back in time, but like most deco houses in the UK, the interior has been made, for better or worse, into something more in keeping with the modern era.


For your money, you get a house set in 0.55 of an acre of country, with a 26ft main reception, a further 24ft first floor reception, 25ft kitchen/diner, a master bedroom with large covered terrace, a guest bedroom with en-suite, two further double bedrooms, family bathroom, a detached home office, garaging and the original bomb shelter.

The interior is actually fairly minimal, so it should be easy enough to put the personality of the original era back in if you like. If you like The House That Jack Built, you can book a viewing now, with offers invited around the £525,000 mark.

Find out more at the JH Walter website


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