A family with big ideas is needed to bring this 1930s ‘time capsule’ house into the 21st century.
For sale with no forward chain, the mock-tudor property is in quiet Letchworth Avenue, one of Chatham’s most sought-after spots.
But while many 1930s homes have little to show of their original style, this proud three-bedroom house has never let go.
Buyers will find 1930s art deco fireplaces, oak wall panelling and elegant period doors with their ornate brass handles.
There are picture rails in most rooms and a robust 1930s double front door has an adorable curved frame. Even the original light fittings have been left in tact.
A snip at £475,000, the house sits in wrap-around gardens and has a porch leading into an eye-opening hallway. Look beyond the 1970s patterned green carpet to see original panelling to walls and ceiling, a tall original fireplace, which has been inset with a 1950s electric fire.
A grand staircase with its heavy newel posts is a 1930s feature to treasure.
Also on the ground floor is a large square lounge with bay window to the front.
Across the back of the house a narrow kitchen with tired decor is sandwiched between a dining room and a utility room, creating huge potential to create a stunning open-plan kitchen/diner/family room, with doors to the garden.
There’s a downstairs cloakroom and all three bedrooms are doubles and are on the first floor, with the family bathroom and an additional cloakroom.
Ashley Blythe, manager of Wards, Chatham, was delighted to be asked to deal with the sale of the unusual probate property, although he’s not quite sure how the original features can have survived in tact over the years.
He says: “This is a beautiful 1930s house which has evidently been loved very much.
"It's something of a 'time capsule' and comes complete with elegant joinery, high ceilings and picture rails. The garden is huge.
"There is now huge potential to update and extend to make a comfortable house to be proud of.”
For information ring the agent on 01634 841243