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Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

How does a 1960s time capsule grab you? If it does, check out this house on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Never heard of the place? Well, once upon a time, this estate was famous after featuring in the 1960s film adaptation of the classic Fahrenheit 451 starring Julie Christie. Why? Well, this was the future.

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

It was designed and built between 1958 and 1970 by Renway Homes, a mix of midcentury modern design inspired by US properties and Scandinavian-style houses, this one being part of the latter. All had generous plots too, offering space and seclusion. That’s perhaps why these houses have remained popular over the years.

Anyway, enough of the background, time to look at the house for sale right now, which dates back to the mid-1960s and doesn’t look to have changed much since. If at all. Well, it has been extended, but that could have been undertaken back in the day as there is little evidence of much here outside of the 1960s.

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

Which means a retro kitchen (very hip), the original parquet flooring, period fitted furnishings, a brick fireplace, the original internal doors, some wood cladding on the ceilings and plenty of furnishings that look as old as the house as well.

A good amount of space inside too. Set over three floors, the ground floor has a living room, dining room, family room, kitchen with utility room and a cloakroom.

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

On the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two additional ‘good size’ bedrooms. The second floor has two more bedrooms a further family bathroom.

As we said, a good plot here too, with gardens to the front, side and rear, a single garage and a car port with driveway parking.

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

If you fancy a trip back to the 1960s, this one is up for £625,000.

You can end out more at the Michael Hardy website

Via WowHaus

Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Retro house: 1960s time capsule for sale on the Edgcumbe Park estate in Crowthorne, Berkshire

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