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Seven-bed London house is ‘treasure trove’ of mid-century modern design – and is for sale for £8M

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This seven-bedroom house in London's Chelsea is up for grabs for £8 million through estate agents Savills

With its £8 million price tag, you might expect glamorous new interiors.

But this seven bedroom property In London’s affluent Chelsea it has been in the same family since the 1960s and has a dated interior to match.

However, far from being an unsightly sight, its mid-century modern features make it a “treasure” of design objects, according to experts.

Mid-century modern is a design style that arrived in the mid-20th century and remains popular today.

This seven-bedroom house in London’s Chelsea is up for grabs for £8 million through estate agents Savills

The property's kitchen features retro stacking chairs and red and gray Formica kitchen cabinets.

The property’s kitchen features retro stacking chairs and red and gray Formica kitchen cabinets.

Charlie Smith, of Charlie Smith Home Styling Consultancy, explains: ‘This mid-century time machine is packed with collectibles inside, and the kitchen stands out like a hidden treasure.

‘It features covetable retro stacking chairs and stunning red and gray Formica kitchen units that exude irresistible charm.

‘Enhancing the classic charm of the home, the floating staircase and parquet floors stand out as sensational design features.

“Teak built-ins have come full circle in the world of furniture design and are now enjoying a resurgence in popularity in both high street and interior stores.”

Design features include a

Design features include a “floating staircase” that appears to hang comfortably in the air.

The freehold was designed by architects Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in 1956-7.

The freehold was designed by architects Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in 1956-7.

The London property is spacious, spread over two floors and 3,571 square feet.

The London property is spacious, spread over two floors and 3,571 square feet.

The property is spread over two floors and 3,571 square feet, with five bedrooms. There is a separate two-bedroom apartment and a garage.

The interior seems to have stopped in time. Features include a spacious entrance hall with a so-called “floating staircase” that appears to be suspended in mid-air.

There are teak built-ins that have come full circle in the world of furniture design.

There are teak built-ins that have come full circle in the world of furniture design.

There are three bathrooms in the property, including this one with a light green bathroom.

There are three bathrooms in the property, including this one with a light green bathroom.

The main living room and dining room occupy the western side of the ground floor, while the kitchen is at the rear of the house.

The first floor is occupied by five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate two-bedroom apartment above the garage.

The property also has a good size private garden and there is off street parking.

Much original furniture remains, including built-in wardrobes and windows.

Much original furniture remains, including built-in wardrobes and windows.

There are seven bedrooms in the property, including this one which has two separate single beds.

There are seven bedrooms in the property, including this one which has two separate single beds.

This bathroom has a white suite surrounded by contrasting black and colorful wall coverings.

This bathroom has a white suite surrounded by contrasting black and colorful wall coverings.

The freehold was designed by architects Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in 1956-7.

It is on the north east side of Cathcart Road and just 0.2 miles from Fulham Road amenities.

To the south of the property is London’s famous King’s Road, while South Kensington is to the east. Both popular spots are located within a mile of the property.

There is a large garden to the rear of the house which includes some established plants.

There is a large garden to the rear of the house which includes some established plants.

Savills suggests the property is ready to be taken by its new owner into 'its next phase'

Savills suggests the property is ready to be taken by its new owner into ‘its next phase’

Dan Carrington, of Savills, the estate agent handling the sale, said: “In two decades as an estate agent, I have never come across a property that offers as many possibilities and opportunities as Cathcart Road.

‘This is a one-of-a-kind sale of an architect-designed home on one of Chelsea’s most desirable streets and, through a major renovation and refurbishment programme, an incoming buyer could create something truly special.

‘It is a detached family home of approximately 3500 sq ft, the property is spread over just two floors and its low built side accommodation, together with the large garden, double garage and two bedroom detached apartment, is extremely rare to find at the local market.

“Having been under the same owner for the past sixty years, the property is ready to move into its next phase.”

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