We haven’t featured one of these properties for some time, not least because the ones we have seen of late haven’t really jumped out at us. This 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Westfield Span House in Ashtead, Surrey does for its originality.
That’s not to say this is a ‘time capsule’. The kitchen and bathroom (for example) have certainly been updated since this modernist Span house was built on the award-winning estate. Although neither would be described as contemporary. The presence of double glazing also indicates that work has been done in the relatively recent past.
But there is some 1960s originality here. It needs some sharpening up, that’s for sure, but this doesn’t seem like a huge renovation. It’s a great opportunity for someone to bring it back to its best and perhaps strip out some of the 1980s additions.
As for space, the floorplan shows two receptions rooms on the ground floor (with original wood panel ceilings intact), plus that kitchen we mentioned earlier. Upstairs are four bedrooms and the bathroom for the property.
Outside space is (as with all Spans) a selling point. You have your own private rear garden as well as two garages, but there’s also eight acres of communal space along with a communal tennis court. There is a communal charge for maintaining that and external redecoration, which you should check before committing to buying.
If you want to an idea of just what you can do here, check out this (now sold) example on the same estate, which was reworked without losing too much of the original character. You might now see this place in a slightly different light.
If it does appeal, the asking price is £549,950.
Images and details courtesy of Jackie Quinn. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.