Retro living doesn’t get much more ‘retro’ than Mervyn Seale’s 1960s Parkham Wood House in Brixham, Devon. Read more
Regular readers will remember we featured this house around 18 months back, when it first went up for sale. Well, for any number of reasons, this stunning Melville Aubin-designed Sunpark 1930s art deco house in Brixham, Devon didn't sell – and is now heading to auction at a much-reduced guide price.
Sunpark is an incredibly distinctive, grade II-listed property, which dates back to 1935 and comes with plenty of features dating back to that original era too – always important when it comes to art deco homes. That includes the white asymmetric exterior, the distinctive radius bay windows, a stair case with polished Chrome handrail, parquet flooring throughout, original fireplaces and what every art deco home needed, a solarium.
All too often, we feature art deco houses on these pages that have been over-renovated, still with key period features, but without the character of the original properties. That's not the case with the Sunpark art deco house in Brixham, Devon.
It's a grade II-listed property, designed by Melville H Aubin in 1935 for the family that's actually selling it right now. But more than that, this property looks to be in its original condition, hardly updated since the day it was built.
Fancy living in a house that screams the 1960s? Well, if Devon also appeals, check out Marina House in Brixham, Devon.
Designed in the 60s by architect Mervyn Seal, it's one of a group of houses he produced in the area, some of which have listed status. Not this one though, which has been altered and updated over the years, although the design is still true to the original look.