"An open-tread staircase hangs discretely on one side of the entrance hall and light pours down through double height windows from the level above."
This excellent four-bedroom house was built to an entirely unique design in 1972. Situated on a beautiful, leafy lane, the house is sited within the original grounds of two thatched dwellings, in one of the oldest parts of Fulbourn, a peaceful village just five miles from Cambridge city centre.
The house, in spite of the year it was built, displays many period features typically associated with interiors of the 1960s, including aluminium cladding, an internal glass brick wall, sunken level living quarters and twin first-floor terraces.
Space and light have been prioritised in the house’s design. An open-tread staircase hangs discretely on one side of the entrance hall and light pours down through double height windows from the level above. Recent renovations have been carried out with a level of care and attention to detail that honours the distinctive Modern style of the house’s architecture, while increasing the living space.
The ground floor is shared between a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, a dining room, sunken living room and a bedroom, currently used as a study. Upstairs, accommodation is split between an en-suite bedroom, two further bedrooms with access to the rear terrace and a family bathroom.
A generous garden at the rear of the property has been tastefully landscaped and includes an artist’s studio with a small patio and dining area surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
The village of Fulbourn dates back to around 991 AD and is known for a number of iconic cottages, some dating back to the 17th century. Fulbourn Fen, the local nature reserve, about a mile from the property, is an area of special scientific interest and home to large colonies of swifts. As well as the usual amenities, including a butcher, cafe and three local pubs, there is excellent schooling in the village including Cambridge Steiner School and the Independent Landmark International School. Fulbourn is also within the catchment area of two village colleges and the renowned independent schools of Cambridge, including The Perse and The Leys.
Fulbourn is close to three railway stations that have regular trains travelling to both the City of London and King’s Cross. The journey time to Kings Cross from Cambridge central station takes around 50 minutes.
Although relatively intimate in scale, Cambridge’s international reputation ensures that it offers some of the country’s best shops, dining opportunities and cultural events. World-renowned for centuries for its University and the quality of its historic architecture, it is increasingly being recognised as an international business hub, thanks to its leading position in European biotech and science industries.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.