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Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Another Span House has just hit the market and this 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent really is something special.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Not the most obvious Span estate, but a considerable one. This house dates back to 1968, one of a number built during the 1960s and into the 1970s. In fact, Span is responsible for around 50 per cent of the housing stock in this particular Kent village.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

I’ll admit I’ve never been there, but it is on the ‘to do’ list. However, according to the agent, it is a place with ‘a range of shops and services’ as well as ‘extensive green spaces’ including ‘a beautiful village green, some communal orchards, fields and woodland’. Which all sounds rather pleasant.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

For the more practical amongst you, it is also well located for trains to London and the motorway network. So the benefits of village life, but commuter distance to the capital.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

So enough of the location and onto the house, which is something of a gem.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

This is a ‘K’ house and a large one too, offering around 1,345 sq. ft. of living space. It is also a house with plenty of originality still in place.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

That includes the sash windows, cockspur handles, and hardwood balustrade to the first floor. Love the full height windows on the downstairs space too and the exposed brick walls upstairs. Yes, it needs work, but you do have a good base to work from.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

In terms of the layout, you access the house via a porch, which takes you into the ground floor with large dining room (with floor-to-ceiling glazing), a separate kitchen with tiled floor, a living room, study and a WC.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

From the kitchen, a ‘sliding pocket door’ accesses a large extension with glazed doors to the private garden and garage. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, one with a ‘Cathedral’ ceiling, and a family bathroom.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Of course, you also get access to the communal spaces of the estate too. Which is always a key selling point of Span living.

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

Just on the market and up for £325,000.

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

Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent
Span House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, KentSpan House: 1960s Eric Lyons-designed property on the Punch Croft Estate, New Ash Green, Kent

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