The incredible designer home stuck in the 1970s that will take you right back to your childhood
It is rare to find an architect designed luxury property from the 1970s still intact enough to look completely how it did in the decade when flares and disco were popular, and every shade of brown prevailed within the home.
But this incredible, four bedroom, funky detached home has been preserved to perfection to give us all a flavour of how high-end dream homes looked in the late 60s and 70s.
It's a retro gem.
This obviously much-loved home is arguably the ultimate retro step back in time and is on the market for the first time in its history.(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove) (Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
The interior design will also take some of us straight back to our childhood, reminiscing about tones of brown, beige, green and orange, bulky kitchen appliances and open-slat staircases.
This immaculate showcase of style from the 1960s and 70s even has genuine examples of classic mid-century furniture inside to complete the journey back in time.
The high-pitched, asymmetrical roof so reminiscent of alpine homes, the large multi-paned windows and the pale brickwork are design elements that many mid-century homes with this stature can boast.
In its time, this abode would have been classed as a high-end dream home. An individual property that encompassed the best of property and interior design from the era within this price bracket; both inside and out.
Today, the house is a wonderful, light-filled, spacious family home looking for a new owner who hopefully appreciates and retains its retro-features.
For the new owners it is hopefully a restoration project rather than a renovation project - a chance to treasure the rare design from the past rather than trash it.(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove) (Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
Stepping inside one of the two entrance halls of the home, a right turn takes you to the main living area of the property, an impressive double-height space that lifts up into the angled roof design of the building.
At one end of the room a large picture window encourages a cascade of light, as well as garden views, to flood in.
Above this lower window there is a quirky triangle shaped window that also has views of the sky above the mature garden hedgerow.
This space has a split-level, as many mid-century homes display, plus the eye-catching open-slat wooden staircase that could be argued is a piece of retro design artwork in its own right.
The room has exposed ceiling beams and a wall of exposed brickwork to add even more visual interest to the space.
This sociable and comfortable living room flows into the dining area through a large, open double doorway.(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove) (Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
The current popular design term of "broken plan", that is semi open-plan living, is not a new concept at all, as here it is working well in this 1970s home.
These reception rooms provide a view into each space and shared light, but also retain an element of privacy. So, all the benefits of open-plan but with defined zones and the potential to be apart.
The dining area is again light-filled and spacious and showcases an original wooden floor and double glass doors, as well as some genuine retro furniture pieces that can be found throughout the home.
And so to arguably the most incredible room in the house - the kitchen.
Where to look first as the whole original interior design of the space fills your vision?(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
The two-tone green and white units are a classic design spilling over from the late 1960s into the next decade and would have been the height of fashion when this house was constructed.
The green and brown tiles feature a mesmerising and age appropriate design, and to find a mid-century cooker and hob unit still in situ is a joy.
If they still work, these appliances have stood the test of time far longer than their modern day equivalent.
Even the sink and taps look like they date back to the decade when the house was built.
As with the rest of the house, this room appears to be in immaculate condition.
The kitchen also has a glass door leading to the garden.(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove) (Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
From the dining room is an inner hallway that leads to a spacious study which could also be utilised as a fourth bedroom, and a downstairs cloakroom.
And this lovely retro house is just as versatile as a modern equivalent, with a separate ground floor wing.
Currently a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and potential to separate off from the main house via a secondary entrance hall, this area could be perfect as a guest wing, teenager zone or granny annexe.
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The opposite side of the house is the garage wing, a large section of the building which offers space for two cars and an adjoining workshop.
As the driveway is a substantial size with ample parking space, a new owner might consider the many options for converting this space into a home office, a gym or cinema room or even another living annexe, making this house a truly multi-generational home.
Any changes would, of course, need exploring from a planning consent perspective.(Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove) (Image: Cobb Amos estate agent / rightmove)
Upstairs to the first floor via the cool stairs in the lounge and into the high roof space, which has been designed to accommodate two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Of course, as expected with this interiors gem, the bathroom retro design is not only in place but in fantastic condition for its age.
It may not be the popular and iconic avocado shade of the decade, but will a warm beige be acceptable instead?
Currently, the house has potentially four bedrooms if the study and annexe are used as sleeping spaces.
If the next owner does not require as many bedrooms then this upper floor could be completely dedicated to creating a spacious master-suite, hopefully with incredible retro interior design to complement the rest of this very special home.
This funky four bed in Presteigne in Powys near Llandrindod Wells and north of Hay-on-Wye is on the market for £400,000, call estate agent Cobb Amos at their Knighton branch on 01547 529907 for further details.