Want to hang out where the stars hung out in the 1960s? Well, if you bought this 1960s Louis Erdi-designed midcentury modern property in Sydenham Hill, London SE26, you can do just that.
According to the agent, the house was commissioned by the writer and editor Peter Evans, who asked for a home that was intimate enough for his young family but also ‘fluid and spacious enough’ to entertain his showbusiness friends. When Peter Evans and the photographer David Bailey published the classic book of the era, ‘Goodbye Baby & Amen (A Saraband for the Sixties)’, the house often played host to the stars photographed within it.
These days, that fluid 1964 design remains, although with some modernisation, as you would expect. Not too much though, this is still a British equivalent of the midcentury modern courtyard houses of California, complete with full-height windows, open-plan living space and plenty of natural light.
The internal accommodation covers around 2,626 sq ft, including a split-level reception room, kitchen, separate dining room, master bedroom with large dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a second bathroom and a shower room with sauna, along with a garage.
You’ll also find a large driveway at the front, with plenty of space for off-street parking. The property also ‘turns its back on the road’ at the front, with the principal rooms opening onto the secluded garden at the rear.
If you want it, offers of around £1,250,000 are invited. Many more images on the listing.