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Historic 1970s home with 'TV Pit’ asks $886K in Cambridge, UK

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It is one of a pair of semi-detached house designated as Grade-II

Interior shot of living room with pale wood floors, paneled ceilings looking toward a fireplace and sunken TV pit.
The 1970s home features a dynamic layout and a rear wall of windows.
Photos via The Modern House

This delightful, Grade II-listed home was designed in 1972 by architect David Thurlow (part of the Cambridge Design Group) and built on the site of Christmas Barn, an agricultural building that once belonged to local landowner R.E. Christmas, and where the village smithy and wheelwright were once located.

Located in the village of Histon, just north of Cambridge, the four-bedroom is a simple gabled structure constructed from brick and featuring an entirely glazed wall of windows on the rear facade facing the garden.

Several split levels contribute to the dynamism and flow of the space, which includes a dramatic double-height entrance hall with skylight, a living room with fireplace and a sunken “TV Pit,” study area, galley kitchen, and a second floor mezzanine—where three bedrooms are located—that appears to float above the common spaces.

Warm-toned wood clads the ceilings, while the floors are laid with pale hardwood, or else tiles and carpeting in bedrooms. The interior’s brick walls are painted white, and green curtains add a touch of vibrant color throughout. Measuring approximately 1,900 square feet, the property is listed at £725,000, or approximately $886,000.

Via: The Modern House, WowHaus