Perhaps not the most ‘wow’ property we’ve featured, but a big thanks to Alan McKeag for flagging up this rather interesting Andrews, Emerson and Sherlock-designed modernist terraced property in Wimbledon, London SW19.
Along the same lines as the more commonly-seen Span housing developments, this house is part of an estate that dates back to the late 1950s, roughly the same time as Span developments first started to appear. It is located in what’s described as a ‘charming backwater off Wimbledon Park Side’ and takes advantage of those well-maintained communal gardens.
As for the house itself, it’s a very distinctive design, which, you suspect, was rather ahead of its time ‘back in the day’. It has been maintained over the years, but is still in an original condition, which makes it perfect for a makeover that takes advantage of that originality.
In terms of space, the house offers three bedrooms, a bathroom, reception room, downstairs cloakroom and kitchen. Along with those communal gardens, there’s also a garden with bike store (which seems to need a bit of work) and off-street parking.
Downside? It is under offer, but hasn’t sold as yet. So if you want to get in, the asking price is £370,000.