He is perhaps best known for his brutalist constructions such as the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth and Trinity Centre in Gateshead, but Rodney Gordon also produced domestic property too, including this grade II-listed Turnpoint modernist property in Walton-On-Thames, Surrey.
In fact, the architect designed this place for himself and his wife in the early 1960s, living there for just five years before the bright lights on London called him back. But on the plus side, his house was well maintained in his absence and is on the market today looking every bit the period modernist gem. The house can be found on a secluded plot of approximately .80 acre backing onto Broadwater Lake in the heart of Burwood Park, described by the agent as ‘one of Surrey’s most sought after private residential estates’. So location is definitely a plus, especially when you factor in a 30-minute train journey to London.
An automated gate gives access to the property via a brick paved drive which also leads to a substantial detached double garage and plenty of parking to the front of the house as well as additional covered parking beneath the house.
The house itself looks fairly unchanged over the years, with the obvious exception of the kitchen and bathrooms. But looks can be deceptive. This place was renovated around five years back, with a new roof, underfloor heating installed, a Lutron lighting system and much more. But thankfully the ‘period’ was maintained. Love the exposed beams and all of that exposed timber, right down to the Merbau hardwood flooring, along with the extensive glazing. This must be quite the house over the summer months.
As for space, the ground level has an open plan living area with kitchen and dining space, plus an integrated Bose sound system. There is also a large study area and a hallway, which has access to a guest bedroom suite with shower room. An open staircase leads to the master bedroom suite with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with triangular window, along with a balcony which overlooks the main garden area to the front.
But that’s not all. A large decked terrace spans the width of the house, with lawns and gardens also surrounding the house. Oh yes, there’s also a ‘good size’ heated pool too, with a paved terrace and pool house/ boiler room adjoining it. Something special, that’s for sure, Turnpoint is on the market for £1,750,000.