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On the market: 1960s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

According to the agent, this three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire is a ‘town house of architectural merit’. Who are we to argue?

1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

It dates back to the 1960s, but beyond that, we know little. Except that the house is set in a private development and ready for a little refurbishment, which shouldn’t equate to much more than some care and attention. It’s ready to go as an empty shell.

1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Said to be in a ‘top location’ and with a west-facing garden, this house, very reminiscent of the era, offers up two reception rooms, two or three bedrooms, a kitchen, a cloakroom, a bathroom and its own garage, all arranged over three floors.

1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

That pretty much sums it up really. 1970s modernism with open-plan living space and large windows creating a space that’s perfect for a modern-day hipster to move into. Should you want to live in Oxford. Of course, you’ll need to find something approaching the asking price too, which is £399,950.

Find out more at the Kemp and Kemp website

Update: Thanks to Gareth for his comment below, pointing out that this is an Eric Lyons design, although not a Span house. However, that’s slightly disputed by Mem, who has emailed us to say that the house is actually an Eric Lyons-designed Span House, dating to 1965. It’s a Type R22 house, one of 24 similar houses at the Paddox. In short, it’s an Eric Lyons design, huge thanks for the feedback!

1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
1970s three-bedroom modernist town house in Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Gareth Jones

    Designed by Eric Lyons but not for Span, this design or similar can also be found at Highsett in Cambridge and the Hall, Blackheath.