Take a look at this house, because this 1950s midcentury modern house in London SW16 is being marketed with ‘active planning permission for a complete redevelopment of the site’. So it might not be around for long.
It’s a stunning property, but, perhaps because it is being marketed as much for the plot as the property, the house comes with few details of its heritage. It’s almost certainly a 1950s property, influenced by the midcentury style and still with plenty of period features intact. The exterior itself could be straight out of the era, but also check out the kitchen, the staircase, the wood flooring and the open-plan design of the place.
Described as being on a ‘superb location’, the property has a 38′ main reception room with dining area, study, fitted kitchen, utility room, master bedroom with balcony and en suite, four additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, two guest cloakrooms, numerous outbuildings with one housing pool machinery, a swimming pool and extensive gardens, as well as off-street parking.
There’s no denying that the place needs some sympathetic modernisation, but it will be a sad day if a house like this is bulldozed just for the land. Unfortunately for us, it’s not really priced for any of us to go out and save it. The asking price is £1,395,000.
Update: Thanks to Louis for letting me know that the house was saved by the bulldozer, restored to its best and was a location in the cult TV show The End Of The F***ing World after the renovation was completed. So a good news story in the end.