Untouched ‘time capsule’ 1960s home could be yours for an eye-watering £1.2m

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A retro 1960s house in Birmingham has gone on the market for a jaw-dropping £1.2 million.

Although it's in the leafy cricket-loving suburb of Edgbaston, the decor and the half-acre garden is a mess — a time-capsule untouched since it was built almost 60 years ago.

The four-bed property on Arthur Road in the city comes complete with patterned carpets, floor to ceiling windows and a blue bathroom suite.

The lighting, open plan wooden staircase, dated kitchen and green tiles are all throwbacks to the "Swinging Sixties", according to Birmingham Live.

It could be refurbished but buyers also have the opportunity to demolish the house and start from scratch, according to estate agents Robert Powell.

The company describe it as: "An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a prime half acre plot in the heart of leafy Edgbaston.

"Existing house in need of full refurbishment but also offering exciting potential to demolish and rebuild, subject to necessary consents.

"It is a 1960s detached house which is in need of complete modernisation, but which offers buyers a wealth of opportunity to redevelop to suit their specific needs.

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The house is capable of significant extension, or for those with grander plans there is potential for demolition and re-build to take full advantage of the substantial plot."

Just two miles from Birmingham city centre and a short walk from Fiveways train station, the house is ideal for commuters or young families – with a host of schools within around a half mile radius.

The property boasts a living room, dining room, kitchen/diner, study and utility room on the ground floor, while upstairs are four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an en-suite.

The 1960s time warp house is still less than half the price of Birmingham's most expensive house up for sale right now.

Again in Edgbaston, Wellington Court is on the market for a breathtaking £2.675m.

The sprawling property has its own gated private tree-lined driveway, eight bedrooms and a games room.

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