Published: 06:00, 13 July 2021
Green-fingered house hunters looking for a unique home with glorious gardens and a retro design could snap up a property with a garden by a Chelsea Flower Show winner.
Floral treats and greenery greets visitors to the three bedroom detached bungalow for sale in Heath Road, Barming, Maidstone, for offers over £950,000.
The garden was designed by the Chelsea Flower Show multi award winning gardener George Whitelegg, a nationally famous horticulturist, whose name was linked with the show for many years.
But it's not just the garden which has a famous name linked to it, as the property's design was inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, creating 'organic architecture'.
It was featured on Phil Spencer's Around Britain in 100 homes as an example of top 1970s design.
The single storey home sits on around three quarters of an acre plot with manicured and landscaped gardens with detached double garage with greenhouse and conservatory.
You'll find magnolias, acers, rhododendrons, azaleas and roses as well as bluebells, daffodils and snowdrops while the pond has Forest of Dean rocks and cascading acers. There is also another formal pond.
The professionally designed garden was renovated after the 1987 storm but has four remaining trees which are preserved.
The property has a sunken floor lounge with open plan living and a conservatory overlooking the extensive manicured gardens while a second reception area also overlooks much of the garden with patio doors and windows giving the feel of bringing the outside in.
There is a detached double garage separate from the bungalow with an adjoining greenhouse while outside Japanese-style ponds and extensive trees and flowers feature.
To see more of the property, which is for sale with Connells Maidstone branch, visit the website at connells.co.uk.