Once upon a time, housing developments weren’t about squeezing as many tall and thin buildings as possible on a small piece of land, it was about good design and quality of living. This Edward Schoolheifer-designed house on the Manygate Lane Estate, Shepperton, Middlesex is evidence of that era.
Schoolheifer designed this house back in 1964 for the Lyon group, one of a group of houses on the same estate that are now classed as a conservation area, all benefitting from a landscaped communal square away from the road, as well as front and back gardens.
The house has been ‘sympathetically maintained’, with much of the original 1960s interiors intact, including pine panelling, rosewood flooring, extensive glazing and aluminium window frames. But this is a modern home, with modern features too, so we’re talking new kitchen, bathroom and boiler for example.
In terms of accommodation, the house has an open-plan living area downstairs, arranged around a central ‘pod’ with a kitchen, cloakroom and staircase. Upstairs, the house has four bedrooms and a bathroom, with a garage found close by and additional off-street parked shared with the other residents.
A lovely piece of period design, with offers invited around £410,000.