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On the market: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

Someone has definitely looked after this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

The property, which is a ‘K house, dates back to 1968. It is the work of Eric Lyons for the Span company and is described as an end-of-terrace that is ‘quietly situated’ on the Punch Croft estate in the village of New Ash Green in Kent.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

If you don’t know New Ash Green (and we certainly aren’t too familiar with it), the village is apparently a ‘a remarkable, and largely undiscovered, village’ in the Kent countryside that was pretty much all built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In fact around 50 per cent of all the houses in the village were built by Span.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

It isn’t totally isolated though, with good access to train services to London as well as the motorway network. If you want to stay local, the village has all the usual amenities, such as a bank, a small supermarket, library and a doctor’s surgery for example, plus the green communal spaces Span developments are known for.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

As for this particular house, it certainly has originality on its side. The exterior looks unchanged while the interior retains many of Eric Lyons’ original fittings, right down to the wooden units in the kitchen. That’s something you rarely see.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

Large windows for bringing in the light of course, as well as a fairly open reception area downstairs too.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

As for the layout, you enter via the porch into the large living room and its floor-to-ceiling glazing, with a separate kitchen, dining room, and a WC on the ground floor too.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

Head upstairs and you will find three bedrooms, one with a Cathedral ceiling, and a good-sized family bathroom. Outside is a private rear garden, which has direct access to what’s described as a ‘workshop’ garage.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

If you want to be the next owner, the asking price is £350,000.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent
1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House in New Ash Green, Kent

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