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On the market: Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

On the face of it, this might not look much. But this two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey is quite a significant property.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

That’s because it is part of Eric Lyons’ first Span development, dating back to the 1950s and now grade II-listed. Affordable modernism, with one on the first time buyer. Prices of Span houses aren’t quite so generous these days, but the premise probably still stands.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

This first floor apartment maintains that original 1950s look too, perhaps by design rather than by default we suspect. Indeed, it has been featured in the Grand Design magazine, which indicates it has been styled rather than maintained. Not that that’s a bad thing – it certainly doesn’t look over-styled and we love the end product and the detail, right down to the original style teak sink unit with wooden draining boards.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

As for the apartment itself, it offers a ‘bright position’ and plenty of glass to bring the sunshine in, with an open plan lounge/dining room, that retro kitchen, a refurbished bathroom, a main bedroom with built-in storage, a double aspect second bedroom plus a private exterior store/drying cupboard and access to a further shared storage area.

Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey
Two-bedroom apartment in the 1950s Eric Lyons-designed Span estate at Parkleys, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

A garage is also available, but that’s not part of the deal. You’ll have to negotiate separately to get control of that.

More details on the listing, with an asking price of £289,950.

Find out more at the Zoopla website

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