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1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

We haven’t seen one of these for sale since 2013. So do check out this Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

This is an end terrace property, one of a number built by the Lyon Group and designed by Swiss architect Schoolheifer in 1964 on Manygate Lane.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

Quite a radical departure at the time too, offering bold modernist architecture built around traffic-free open / communal spaces. It’s also now a conservation area too, which is obviously a good thing and further recognition of its architectural merit.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

The house itself, at first glance, looks true to its 1960s design. In fairness it is structurally, with the exterior, the layout and its full height windows largely unchanged over the decades.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

Where things do change is the finish. Inside, it looks to have been updated steadily over the decades, which is perhaps not what lovers of the original era would prefer. Ok, you can’t turn back the clock, but you could still rework this one in a midcentury / modernist direction if you want to. The structure is in place, as well as some original detailing. It just needs someone with imagination and inspiration to get to work on it.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

As for space, thats based around an open plan reception, including the modern kitchen, cloakroom, storage and staircase. On the first floor there are three ‘spacious’ bedrooms, an en-suite to the larger of those rooms and a family bathroom.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

As for the outside space, you get access to communal gardens, as well as your own walled garden at the rear with large brick shed / workshop and gated rear access. Communal parking area and a double width garage are also nearby.

1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

Fancy it? The house is up for sale for £565,000.

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1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex
1960s modernism: Edward Schoolheifer-designed property in Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

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