We hunt high and low for interesting houses and by looking at the exterior of the Miramar house in Mackworth, Derby, Derbyshire, it might not look like our most exciting find. But amazingly, parts of this house are still much the same as they were in the 1950s.
Miramar is a detached, single-story house, designed by noted Derby architect Derek Montague and built for a local businessman in 1952, despite having the looks of an earlier, art deco era. It stands in an elevated position, with plenty of country views, which is best viewed from the floor-to-ceiling picture window in the entrance hallway.
But there's more to this than meets the eye. The kitchen has original hardwood Nevastane units, as featured in the Ideal Home Magazine of 1955. The bathroom suite and tiling are also original to the 1950s. There's also an art deco-style canopy porch and entrance with original Herringbone patterned wood block flooring. All of that is balanced out with what's described as 'extensively improved' features for a mix of the old and the new.
See the listing for the full breakdown of all the accommodation in this three-bedroom house, as well as more images. Offers of around £325,000 are being looked for.