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1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

Haven’t featured one of these since 2011, so but thanks to Mark for flagging up this 1960s Lawrence Abbot-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

As you might have gathered, this is one of a group of modernist / brutalist properties, 32 in total, all the work of Lawrence (or Lawrie) Abbott in the mid-1960s and all surviving in various states. A pedigree here too, as the architect was senior director at the Richard Rogers Partnership until fairly recently.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

The ones we have seen for sale looked to have changed little externally. After all, how would you adapt architecture like this? The answer is that you fall for it, work with it and give it your own spin inside.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

That’s definitely the case here, with an interior that looks pretty much all new. Clean, white, with a hint of retro here and there. You can tweak the decree easily enough if it isn’t to your taste, but someone has done the ‘legwork’ bringing this place up to date and leaving a fairly blank canvas for the next owner.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

The agent points out the natural light too, with more glazing here than you perhaps realise at first glance.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

As for the space, there is an entrance hall with built-in storage, leading to the main living area with views onto the garden.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

On the first floor is the ‘gantry’ with storage for wine and books (or whatever you need it for), along with the newly-fitted kitchen / diner and bathroom. There is also an additional seating area on this level.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

On the second floor are the bedrooms with bedroom one and two being doubles along with built-in wardrobes. The third bedroom is a single or study.

1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey
1960s modernism: Lawrence Abbott-designed modernist property in Frimley, Surrey

Outside is a south facing garden, with ‘well maintained’ communal grounds also available for anyone living in the development. Resident parking and a garage finish things off.

Prices for these are definitely on the rise, with this one up for £365,000.

Images and details courtesy of Greg James. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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