Retro style is back with a vengeance as many people look to the bygone eras to inject their homes with vintage furnishing and garish, colourful decor. The seventies called, the trend is back in fashion, but at what lengths would you take to bring this into your home?
A newly-listed property in West View Road, Keynsham is a perfect timestamp from the era that will certainly rewind the clock for many. The terraced four-bed home has recently come onto the market through Gregorys Estate Agent with near-immaculately preserved seventies decor and features, priced at £475,000.
This striking two-storey home is awash with colour, with vibrant carpets and intricate wallpaper patterns that some people would pay a pretty penny for these days. It also boasts three reception rooms, a pantry, a bathroom, a separate toilet, and both a front and back garden, making it an ideal family home.
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It's a charming period property on a heavily sought after street just a short distance from the centre of Keynsham. As you step through the front entrance, the ground floor is like a time warp that immediately transports you to another era. The living room is fronted by generous bay windows which provide superb natural light, big enough for two sofas to seat the whole family.
There's certainly enough space for hosting family and friends, with both a breakfast room and a dining room on the ground floor. The breakfast room is shown in the listing with gaudy yellow carpet and mid-century furnishings that have recently come back into fashion.
Leading through to the kitchen, the cooking area is small and equipped with basic units, but there's ample storage space with a cloakroom, a large cupboard and a pantry for kitchen items. The listing states there is potential for further improvements for the kitchen area, as there is scope for more cupboard fixtures on the walls.Four bed home near Bristol like stepping back in timeView gallery
The first floor provides four bedrooms and a bathroom, with the master bedroom spanning the full width of the property making it the largest room in the house. Two further double bedrooms and a single room are on the same level, with the smallest room doubling up as suitable office space for homeworking.
In between the bedrooms, the bathroom forms the centrepiece of the top floor, including a three-piece suite comprising of a toilet, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Outside, the backdoor through the dining room leads out to the enclosed garden mostly covered by a well-kept luscious lawn. There is also a rear pedestrian gate at the very back of the property for easy access to the high street shops.
Despite retro style coming back into fashion in recent years, the listing suggests there's a lot of internal work that needs to be done to bring this property back to life and will certainly keep the prospective buyer busy. The location is also a strong point just a short distance from Keynsham Station and with plenty of schools in the area.
For more information and to view the property in full, visit Gregorys Estate Agent's listing on Rightmove.
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