Saturday, August 25, 2012

An Art Deco dream home

I happened across this stunning house for sale in Yorkshire.

"This superb 4 / 5 bedroom house in the Yorkshire town of Castleford is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture that has been wonderfully maintained by the present owners.

Built to the designs of  the architects Blenkinsopp & Scratchard in 1934, 'Chatelaine' was commissioned by the physician Dr Innes Pragnell who used it as her home and surgery until the 1950s. The house retains many original features including terrazzo flooring, Japanese oak parquet flooring and sunken black bath with mosaic tiling.

Accommodation on the first floor includes a master bedroom with an attached dressing room and three further double bedrooms. Accommodation on the  ground floor includes a living / dining room, kitchen and a fifth bedroom / study. On the upper floor there is a sun room that opens out onto a large roof terrace of about 100m2. The house has off street parking located behind an electric gate. There is a paved garden to the side and a grassed garden area."

What's so special about this place other than its retro beauty? Here it is ... the property is selling for a mere £249,000. Quite something.

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