Here we go again. Interesting house in a nice big plot in a sought-after area. In other words, it doesn’t look good for this 1950s four-bedroom modernist property in Esher, Surrey.
It’s never a good sign when the agent’s listing has as many shots of the surrounding as it does of the house. In fact, there is just one interior shot on that listing. The agent also points out that this is ‘an ideal opportunity to re-develop/design your dream home, subject to planning permission’, which you suspect is what will happen when you consider the price.
But let’s look at the house first. Or at least, as much as we can, The house dates back to the 1950s and was probably quite a distinctive build back in the day. It still is, hardly changed over the 60 or so years you suspect.
The interior space is over a single floor and is said to include a drawing room, dining area, study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, a master bedroom suite including dressing room, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a utility room.
There’s also a garage and the grounds, which look extensive and include your own lake. The house is also on ‘one of Esher’s premier private road locations’, which goes some way to explaining that £1,995,000 asking price. Here’s hoping it finds a fan of both the house and the postcode.