A recently listed property in the English countryside offers a quiet life southeast of Manchester, amidst the moorlands of Derbyshire county. Known as the Holt House, the midcentury residence was designed by local architect Kenneth Proctor, who considered the project a years-long exploration of contemporary rural architecture. The structure's stone facade and staggered levels conform to the landscape, which also features nearly two acres of gardens and borders Peak District National Park.
Proctor, his wife, and their two children lived at the property for over two decades, completing their last extension to the home in 1976. The structure's largest and newest space is a 'drawing room' complete with a wood-clad ceiling and sliding glass doors overlooking the terrace. Cozier spaces await in the original section of the home, which also features built-ins, midcentury light fixtures, as well as original steel windows and doors.
In total, the home offers nearly 3,800 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. A sunlit kitchen and dining area open onto a large balcony, which connects with lower-level patios. Walkways run throughout the gardens and lawn, leading to a detached garage/studio and several storage buildings as well. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently asking £1,050,000 (approximately $1,400,000).
The Holt House in Holymoorside, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom is currently listed for £1,050,000 (~$1,400,000) by The Modern House.
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