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1970’s house meets 21st Century

October 23rd 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
1970’s house meets 21st Century

Towards the end of the last century our love for home ownership in the UK really started to take hold, increasing from 30% in the 1950’s to 50% by the end of the 70’s.

The average cost of a house at the beginning of the 70’s was only £4,975, increasing to £19,925 by the end of the decade.*

Houses built during the 70’s were built with generous proportions inside and out. It was much rarer to have a en-suite bathroom, and those properties that did usually came with coloured bathroom suites we have all grown to hate, as well as the average interior being adorned with pattern wall paper and patterned carpets. It was a time of microwave technology and VHS recorders.

If you have an appreciation of 70’s architecture or are just looking to buy a family house with great proportions Goodfellows Cheam currently have this lovely four bedroom detached house for sale, which comes with two bathroom and not a coloured suite in sight. Offers in excess of £800,00. EPC EER rating E.  

The ground floor accommodation consists of a large sitting room, separate dining room, kitchen/diner with adjacent utility room, study and downstairs shower room/WC. The sitting room, which is set to the front of the house, has patio doors onto a garden which wraps around the property. As mentioned, the rooms are bright and airy due to the style of windows which are wide rather than deep. The kitchen also has a roof atrium for even more light, plus lots of cupboard space and work surface. The study is currently dressed as an additional reception room and could just as easily be used as a playroom or home office. Heading upstairs via the feature staircase, you will find a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two double bedrooms, a large single bedroom and family bathroom.

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The internal accommodation, although perhaps requiring modernisation dependent on taste, is incredibly clean and tidy and would offer the new owner a ready to move-in home.

Externally, the garden surrounds the property and would be fairly low maintenance being mainly laid to patio and with just a small area of lawn and some mature shrubs and trees. The double garage is accessed from the front driveway and also via a door from the garden.

In summary, a must view for families and commuters requiring easy access to schools and trains into London, plus downsizers with large furniture to instate. The walk to the station and into the village is approximately 10 minutes for most. As mentioned, education in the area is well thought of and includes the sought after Nonsuch High School for Girls amongst many others. Cheam Village has a high street to serve most everyday needs including supermarkets, butcher, baker, restaurants and coffee shops. Public transport includes not only train stations at Cheam Village and Sutton but also abundant bus routes. For those with children looking for playgrounds or keen walkers with dogs, both Nonsuch and Cheam parks are close by.

Internal viewing is essential to appreciate the accommodation on offer and to avoid disappointment for more information please follow this link

* https://www.sunlife.co.uk/blogs-and-features/the-price-of-a-home-in-britain---then-and-now/