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1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

A regular development on these pages, but an example of a 1970s Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey is always popular.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

This one looks very much like one that was last up for sale back in 2015, but with a slight change of decor. Nothing structurally thankfully, as this was one of the more original of the houses.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

It is part of a development of 15 houses built around 1975, all of which are built around an ornamental lake, formerly the landscaped gardens of Milbourne House.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

You get the best of both words here. A wonderful lakeside setting and some bold modernist architecture. As we said, this one hasn’t changed too much over the years, with the obvious exception of the finishes.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

So the heavily glazed exterior looking out onto the lake, a periods open staircase in the centre of the home, some wood panelling on the walls and form that we can see, possibly the original kitchen space too.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

But there have been updates, with the house generally looking fresh in terms of the decor and with updated bathroom spaces. Certainly not a time capsule, but with enough of the original design in place to make us sit up and take notice.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

A lot of space too. 4,000 sq. ft. in total.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

That includes an entrance hall, a kitchen / breakfast room, a sitting room with the stunning lakeside views, a family room, dining room, cloakroom, four double bedrooms including a master suite and two guest suites plus further bedrooms and the family bathroom.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

Outside you get your own space amongst the nine acres of land, as well as a double garage and off-street parking.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

The agent also points out that this development is ‘currently under review for Conservation status’, which is definitely good news.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

If you want it, you are looking at a price of around £1,750,000.

Images and details courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers-designed lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

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