Seventies shrine still shows superb shine

It could be a shrine to 70s style or an opportunity to take a house heading for its sixth decade and launch a programme of upgrades and possible extensions.

But however you look at it, the property in Olivers Battery Road North, Winchester, cannot fail to impress with its tip-top condition, believes Chris Gooch, of Carter Jonas in Winchester.

“Some people might view the accommodation as dated but few could justifiably say it has not been fastidiously maintained by its owner,” says Chris.

“Creating more space, subject to consents, would be straightforward without needing to expand the footprint of the house as it was built with an attached garage separated from the main house by a passageway. Taking the first floor out across this area in a style that matches the existing structure would not be a challenge to most architects.

“But even as it is, the house is very useable and many potential owners would be happy to live in it in its current condition, maybe engaging in a gentle programme of upgrading that would not be too disruptive to daily life.

“As a family home it would be perfect for many. It is within walking distance of The Kings School, recently judged one of the best state schools in the country when compared with the private sector. St Peter’s Roman Catholic School is just along the road from the house. It is on the edge of Winchester where it meets countryside to the south west yet also enjoys a straight run into the city and to the M3.

“There is excellent living space, with a large through lounge, separate dining room, kitchen, and a sun room to the rear. The first floor has three double bedrooms and a single plus a family bathroom with separate cloakroom – there is a further cloakroom on the ground floor.

“As well as a large driveway, the house has an attractive and mature garden in a plot of virtually a fifth of an acre. It’s a really appealing package as either a period piece or a project.”

Guide price is £695,000 (EPC Band tbc). For more information, contact Carter Jonas on 01962 842742 or email