Bungalow gets the modern touch

By Sue Lupton

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014 - 14:00


Bungalow gets the modern touch

Property of the week at Winford.


Location: Winford

Bedroom: Two

Price: £250,000

Agent: Whitehouse Porter

Contact: 01983 404455

A welcoming 1960s bungalow, which has recently been given a colourful new lease of life, is on the market in Winford.

Set in a quiet, semi-rural location, 75 Forest Road has two bedrooms, two reception rooms and a secluded garden. Winford is within easy reach of Sandown and Shanklin.

The bungalow occupies a corner plot and has a good-sized garden and parking for several cars on the driveway.

The owners have modernised the property extensively over the last four years, creating a comfortable home with bold, contemporary decor.

Improvements have included a new kitchen and shower room and a new gas central heating system. Striking colour schemes have been introduced in most rooms.

Entrance to the house is through a double-glazed porch, leading to the front door. This opens into a spacious entrance hall, with wooden floor.

The lounge is the first room off the hall. Measuring 15ft by 12ft, it is decorated in shades of plum with a dark carpet and Artex ceiling. A coal-effect gas fire provides a focal point, while a large bay window faces the front of the property.

Also off the hall are the two bedrooms, both spacious doubles, each measuring 11ft by 11ft.

The front bedroom has purple walls and wood-laminate floor. The other bedroom has patterned wallpaper, a coral carpet and a built-in beech suite, including wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. It has a new French door and window to the garden.

Next door is the modern shower room, with vinyl flooring, marble-effect tiles from floor to ceiling and a large, glass shower cubicle.

The kitchen, 13ft by 11ft, is also new and smart, fitted with gloss-white cabinets and granite-effect worktops. There is a built-in dishwasher and space for a range cooker and extractor hood. The sink is made by Blanco, from a durable composite material.

Two co-ordinating designs of wall tiles have been used in the kitchen — large, textured black tiles on splashbacks and high-gloss aubergine on the walls.

Also on the ground floor is the open-plan dining room/conservatory, an L-shaped space, measuring 16ft by 17ft. It is light and airy, with huge windows and a French door to the garden.

A useful loft space with a Velux window is reached from the hallway. Measuring 13ft by 11ft, it is currently used as a study.

The house has an attached double garage, which is plumbed for a washing machine.

The garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs, is on two sides of the house, enclosed by mature laurel hedges.

There are two sheds, a greenhouse and a chicken run.

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