An historic four-bedroom house in Letchworth has been listed for sale at £1 million.

The detached family home is situated in Norton Way South, a prime location directly facing Howard Park and within convenient reach of the town's amenities and train station.

The house dates back to the early days of Letchworth, the World's First Garden City, a concept envisioned by urban planner Ebenezer Howard in the early 20th Century.

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The property embodies a tapestry of the past, intertwined with modern-day living, although modernisation would be required to give it a more contemporary feel.  

As you step inside, the highlight of the ground floor is the large Inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, complete with a brass canopy and exposed bricks and beams, evoking a sense of time-honoured grandeur.

Alongside the sitting room, the ground floor includes a dining room, reading area, home office, cloakroom, utility room and a large kitchen/breakfast room with scenic views of the rear garden.

Upstairs are four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Spanning an overall plot size of 0.24 acres, the house has a secluded rear garden, laid with an ornamental pond, well stocked borders, and a variety of trees.

The property is complete with a double garage and ample parking at the back garden.

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One of the striking aesthetic features of this home is the numerous solid wood braced and latched doors which transport you back in time.

Preserved carefully over time, these elements add classic charm to the modern comforts of the house.

It's situated in a region replete with history and innovation, framed by Letchworth's distinctive blend of urban planning and nature.

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Given its unique location and the architectural essence of an Early Garden City home, the asking price of £1 million brings up a valid debate for prospective buyers.

One could argue the richness of history and the prime location justify the price tag, while you could also question the balance between historical value and the cost for a family home.

Ultimately, this house isn't merely a place of residence; it's a tangible piece of history, encompassing the vision of Ebenezer Howard, and a testament to the birth and growth of Letchworth as the World's First Garden City.