Not exactly a household name, but according to the write-up, Adolf Rading, who designed this midcentury modernist four-bedroomed house in Claygate, Esher, Surrey, is certainly an interesting chap.
In brief, he was a was a German architect of the Neues Bauen (New Building)period, who fled Nazi Germany, moving to France, then Israel and from 1950, to Britain. This was one of his designs, probably from the early 1960s – the date isn’t clear, but it does look like that era.
In what’s described as a sought after area, the house offers an entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms, family bathroom, en-suite shower room to main bedroom, a raised garden terrace, two balconies and two single garages. The less said about the modern conservatory, the better.
But on the flipside, there are lots of sought-after period features here, judging by the images. Some lovely built-in rosewood units, a rather cool window seat and those balconies to name just a few. Some very tasty furnishings in there too.
The area has probably pushed up the price a good bit, so £850,000 is the asking price. Here’s hoping the new owner does a sympathetic renovation.