John Copeland modernist home hits the market in Dumfries

If you're looking for an iconic home, which is in need of some TLC, then check out this four bedroom home in Dumfries.

Despite being a fairly unfashionable building style, modernism has seen something of a renaissance in recent years and when an original modernist home hits the market, it is sure to get a lot of interest.

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Which is what can be expected from this property, 1 Hill Street in Dumfries.


On the market with Cumberland for offers over £220,000, the property is described on the estate agent's website: "Situated in a substantial corner plot off the main arterial route into Dumfries, this architecturally-designed detached house provides spacious family accommodation within walking distance of Dumfries town centre."

Although it sounds unassuming now, when the home was first built it caused quite a stir in the area thanks to its unique, bold design that was seen as futuristic.

The clean lines and geometric shapes of the property are in stark contrast to the red sandstone buildings in the rest of the street.

This property, designed by local architect John Copeland, won an award from the Royal Society of Architects as Best New House of the Year in Scotland.

Copeland went on to design a new cathedral for Dumfries when the original burnt down, but this home is one of his few residential commissions.


Inside the property comprises an entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, shower room, four spacious bedrooms, a box room./study which could be a fifth bedroom and a family bathroom.


There's also a good sized garden and off street parking.


The interior is dated and would be ideal for someone with an imagination to reflect the exterior within their new home.


The property has some original features such as the fireplace and flooring, but rooms such as the kitchen have been updated since the property was built in the 60s.


1 Hill Street is definitely a home that needs an owner with a big imagination, much like the man who designed it.