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Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A place we have featured before, but this 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is new to the market.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

It’s actually in Ham and in what’s described as a ‘tranquil’ setting. That’s a bonus, with the building itself being the star of the show.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

It’s a grade II-listed construction, the work of Eric Lyons for Span and a forward-thinking piece of architecture. This is from the 1950s and it has hardly dated. Well, it has, but in a good way.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

The light and space are still selling points of property today, with this two-bedroom apartment offering that, as well as a few period features from the 1950s, such as a reeded-glass partition and doors, as well as built-in wardrobes. If you like the period, you’ll probably appreciate the way this flat has been styled too. Although that’s something you’ll have to recreate yourself.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

In terms of space, you get those two bedrooms, along with a bathroom, a living room / dining room and the kitchen area. There’s also a new boiler in here (always nice) and an external store room for the overspill of ‘stuff’ you might have.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

As you can see, some lovely preserved period finishes for the communal space too. This really is a step back in time.

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Sadly, you don’t get it for a 1950s price. This one is up for £415,000, with an additional service charge of £600 per quarter too.

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

Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Grade II-listed modernism: 1950s Span apartment in the Parkleys development, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

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