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Perfectly preserved house that hasn’t changed since the 1930s goes on the market for £1.75million

A perfectly preserved house that hasn’t changed since the 1930s is up for sale complete with a mint green bathroom, a patchwork sofa and retro kitchen – but with a very 2021 price tag. 

The property on Dorchester Drive, Herne Hill, south London, has just come onto the market for the first time since 1956, with a cool asking price of £1.75million.

Its interior is a treasure trove for period home lovers, with 1930s radiators, original Crittall windows and an authentic kitchen from the time.

The abode is one of just a handful of homes designed by 1930s design duo Kemp & Tasker, who were known for their cinema builds.

A perfectly preserved house (pictured) that hasn’t changed since the 1930s is up for sale complete with a mint green bathroom, a patchwork sofa and retro kitchen – but with a very 2021 price tag

The property on Dorchester Drive, Herne Hill, south London, has just come onto the market for the first time since 1956, with a cool asking price of £1.75million. Pictured, the living room

The property on Dorchester Drive, Herne Hill, south London, has just come onto the market for the first time since 1956, with a cool asking price of £1.75million. Pictured, the living room

Its interior is a treasure trove for period home lovers, with 1930s radiators, original Crittall windows and an authentic kitchen from the time (pictured above)

Its interior is a treasure trove for period home lovers, with 1930s radiators, original Crittall windows and an authentic kitchen from the time (pictured above)

The abode is one of just a handful of homes designed by 1930s design duo Kemp & Tasker, who were known for their cinema builds. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

The abode is one of just a handful of homes designed by 1930s design duo Kemp & Tasker, who were known for their cinema builds. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

In 1934 a Kemp and Tasker house design won the Daily Mail's Ideal House Competition and was erected temporarily at Olympia in the 'Village of Tomorrow' at the Ideal Home Show the following year. Pictured, one of the bedrooms

In 1934 a Kemp and Tasker house design won the Daily Mail’s Ideal House Competition and was erected temporarily at Olympia in the ‘Village of Tomorrow’ at the Ideal Home Show the following year. Pictured, one of the bedrooms

The builders, Bromley-based Messrs Morrell Bros. Builders advertised that the home could be built to order anywhere but only three known examples exist - in Dublin, Hayes in Kent and this one in south London (pictured)

The builders, Bromley-based Messrs Morrell Bros. Builders advertised that the home could be built to order anywhere but only three known examples exist – in Dublin, Hayes in Kent and this one in south London (pictured)

In 1934 a Kemp and Tasker house design won the Daily Mail’s Ideal House Competition and was erected temporarily at Olympia in the ‘Village of Tomorrow’ at the Ideal Home Show the following year.

The builders, Bromley-based Messrs Morrell Bros. Builders advertised that the home could be built to order anywhere but only three known examples exist – in Dublin, Hayes in Kent and this one in south London.

Boasting plenty of vibrant and colourful features, the home has three reception rooms, two toilets, a garage and five bedrooms. 

Boasting plenty of vibrant and colourful features, the home has three reception rooms, two toilets, a garage and five bedrooms. Pictured, the dining room

Boasting plenty of vibrant and colourful features, the home has three reception rooms, two toilets, a garage and five bedrooms. Pictured, the dining room

The house features bright red flooring in the hallway leading up the stairs, as well as contrasting pastel yellow walls (pictured)

The house features bright red flooring in the hallway leading up the stairs, as well as contrasting pastel yellow walls (pictured)

A spokesperson for sellers Hamptons said: 'Owned by the same family since 1956, this house (pictured is one of the bedrooms) now provides the opportunity for a buyer to breathe new life into a well-loved family home to create something really special in terms of style and space'

A spokesperson for sellers Hamptons said: ‘Owned by the same family since 1956, this house (pictured is one of the bedrooms) now provides the opportunity for a buyer to breathe new life into a well-loved family home to create something really special in terms of style and space’

'It has wonderful features such as curved doors, original hardwood flooring (beneath existing carpets), original Crittall windows, the fabulous curved window in the lounge, grand iron staircase and original tiled bathroom,' they added. Pictured, another of the bedrooms

‘It has wonderful features such as curved doors, original hardwood flooring (beneath existing carpets), original Crittall windows, the fabulous curved window in the lounge, grand iron staircase and original tiled bathroom,’ they added. Pictured, another of the bedrooms

There is a wraparound garden and off-street parking on both sides of the house. The features of the home are brightly painted, including yellow wardrobes in one bedroom (pictured)

There is a wraparound garden and off-street parking on both sides of the house. The features of the home are brightly painted, including yellow wardrobes in one bedroom (pictured)

The house also boasts a large garden, iron staircase, curved windows in the living room, roof terrace, original hardwood flooring, and a 1930s tiled bathroom.

A spokesperson for sellers Hamptons said: ‘Owned by the same family since 1956, this house now provides the opportunity for a buyer to breathe new life into a well-loved family home to create something really special in terms of style and space.

‘It has wonderful features such as curved doors, original hardwood flooring (beneath existing carpets), original Crittall windows, the fabulous curved window in the lounge, grand iron staircase and original tiled bathroom.

The original sales brochure described the ground floor as having the option of combining the two reception rooms with the hall to create a 40ft ballroom. Pictured, one of the bedrooms

The original sales brochure described the ground floor as having the option of combining the two reception rooms with the hall to create a 40ft ballroom. Pictured, one of the bedrooms

The study (pictured) features two desks, two desk chairs, funky colourful curtains and shelving across one side of the room

The study (pictured) features two desks, two desk chairs, funky colourful curtains and shelving across one side of the room

The main bedroom (pictured) boasts bright yellow window frames and a matching radiator, a dainty wooden desk and chair, as well as an eye-catching floral seat

The main bedroom (pictured) boasts bright yellow window frames and a matching radiator, a dainty wooden desk and chair, as well as an eye-catching floral seat

‘There is a wraparound garden and off-street parking on both sides. The original sales brochure described the ground floor as having the option of combining the two reception rooms with the hall to create a 40ft ballroom.

‘Its beautiful wooden floor, believed to be maple, also extends into the study which has full-length window views over the garden.

‘The roof is a perfect spot to enjoy the sun and the views over London. There is an additional room on the roof, not shown on the floor plan, housing the water tank and providing useful extra storage space.’ 

The home (pictured is the stunning front door) has been perfectly preserved by the family that have lived in the abode since 1956

The home (pictured is the stunning front door) has been perfectly preserved by the family that have lived in the abode since 1956

'The roof (pictured) is a perfect spot to enjoy the sun and the views over London. There is an additional room on the roof, not shown on the floor plan, housing the water tank and providing useful extra storage space,' said the Hamptons spokesperson

‘The roof (pictured) is a perfect spot to enjoy the sun and the views over London. There is an additional room on the roof, not shown on the floor plan, housing the water tank and providing useful extra storage space,’ said the Hamptons spokesperson

The house (pictured) also boasts a large garden, iron staircase, curved windows in the living room, roof terrace, original hardwood flooring, and a 1930s tiled bathroom

The house (pictured) also boasts a large garden, iron staircase, curved windows in the living room, roof terrace, original hardwood flooring, and a 1930s tiled bathroom

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