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1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

Love this place. If you do too there is a 1950s Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey on the market right now.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

A nice example too. As you might know, this Ham Common block dates from the late 1950s, with Grade II*-listed status given to the apartments more recently. It has also been described by the 20th Century Society as a benchmark against which all other apartment blocks can be measured’, which is some accolade.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

As you might expected from the listing status, the block has been maintained to a high standard, with this particular apartment also in wonderful condition.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

It’s a first floor apartment in a ‘garden pavilion’ block and make up of two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen / breakfast room and living / dining room.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

You also get the bonus of off-street parking too, as well as some original detailing such as the ‘floating’ internal walls, fireplace with an exposed concrete mantelpiece. Yes, it has been updated, but without affecting the midcentury vibe. It’s light, bright and very stylish.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

If you get bored of the apartment, you can always look out over the communal gardens that surround the blocks or take in the communal hallways and their pre-cast shuttered concrete, curved steel handrails and elevated walkways. Perfect for impressive your modernist friends.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

Before you consider that, consider the asking price, which is £490,000, with a service charge of £185 per month.

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

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

1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey
1950s modernism: Stirling & Gowan-designed apartment in Langham House Close, Richmond, Surrey

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