Monday, 26 November 2012

House, Midway, Swadlincote

Period gets a bit overdone: black beams slicing up ceilings; teeny, bottle-glass windows strangling light. In the 60s and 70s we built houses for the future we expected - unlimited cheap energy and a globally warmed-up world.
So we opened up rooms and lit them with big wide windows and decorated them with bold patterns dreamed by computers. The 70s was The Damned vs The Sweet and great 70s houses have a bit of both.
Like this one. Look at the kitchen - how perfect are those tiles and cabinets?!

It's detached, on a good-sized plot with open views - though a bit on the pricey side for a three-bed in Swadlincote. Not a wreck, it needs "upgrading" in estate agent parlance, but personally I think the 70s-ness is what makes this house and the last thing you should be doing is stripping out those tiles or this block floor:

There's a big garden and side plot with enough space to extend, or even build a second house if you wanted to, and the loft is boarded out.
The house is on the market through Newton Fallowell, at £240k. More details and pictures here.