Seventies patterns, cork tiles and Danish furniture still adorn this £450,000 home for sale in Yateley, Hampshire, which is like stepping back in time
With its Formica kitchen tops and groovy patterned carpet, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled onto one of the sets for Mad Men.
But from the outside this 70s time warp is an unassuming and ordinary family home – and it’s just hit the market. Estate agents admit the £450,000 four-bed house in Yateley, Hampshire, “does require some updating”, but fans of the mid-century resurgence may want to form an orderly queue.
The retro property, called ‘The Oaks’, appears to have been untouched in 50 years, still bearing the same Danish G Plan furniture characteristic of the decade when Fleetwood Mac and bell-bottomed corduroys reigned supreme. With the exception of a flat-screen TV, there’s little to give away the photographs were taken in 2023.
Pictures show orange curtains still hanging in the dining room windows, geometric carpets and busy bed linen drape the home’s floors and furniture while its solid oak doors and cupboards have been untouched. The kitchen meanwhile has retained all its units whose loud- mustard colour will be sure to provide a warm welcome in the mornings.
Over in the dining room, the ceiling’s wooden panelling matches the dark oak dining table – a classic piece of furniture from the time. The next room even still has a wall entirely made from cork tiles.
And although the bathroom, too, appears to have kept its bath and tiles, buyers will be thankful to know it’s not in the dreaded avocado colour scheme. Back in the 21st century however, the property’s listing claims it is only a four-minute drive from Waitrose and a convenient half hour from nearest big town of Reading.
The property’s description on Rightmove reads: “Brought to the market with no onward chain and tucked away in a popular close in Yateley this spacious four-bedroom home benefits from three reception rooms and an integral garage. The property offers the incoming purchaser the chance to put their own stamp on it as it does require some updating.
“To the rear of the house is a mature and enclosed rear garden. To the front of the house is driveway parking.”