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1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

This is a much-loved group of houses, so great to another Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey up for sale.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

I featured one fairly recently. In fact it was back in June when this one came onto the market. It generally in original condition, but did have a lot of contemporary finishes. This one is more faithful to the original design.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Not that you can tell from the outside. All of these houses are quite austere (which is no bad thing), with walls of glass allowing some wonderful framed views of the lake. That’s the feature for me.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

There are 15 houses in this development, all dating back to around 1975 and built on a site that was once part of the gardens of Milbourne House, a former hunting lodge of Claremont House.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Many still have a distinctive ‘70s look both inside and out. Especially in the case of this house.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Yes, there are updates, most obviously when you look at the bathroom. But internally, very little else has changed apart from the furnishings. That’s perhaps because the current owners have lived here for the last 39 years.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Of course, that amazing 1970s kitchen is still in place, complete with its amazing tiling. But you also have the wood-clad walls, the original matching doors, the open tread staircase, the exposed brick too. As I said, pretty much everything except the bathrooms still in place and to be fair, there isn’t too much appeal in a 1970s bathroom and its plumbing.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Well, not quite. The current owners have recently extended this one to boost the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. No, I can’t see the ‘join’ either. It’s obviously a good job, although the extra rooms will be lacking the wood finishes of the original space.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

As you can imagine, there is lots of living space here as a result of the extension, adding to an already substantial house. The reception space includes a drawing room, dining room and family room, which are joined by the kitchen / breakfast room.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

There are now five bedrooms here, as well as four bathrooms, with the master suite having underfloor heating. That’s the extension, which is over the double garage.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

Of course, the outside space is a selling point too, with manicured gardens and a good area of patio to relax and entertain. Oh and of course the lake, such an amazing setting.

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

These houses never come cheap and with an asking price of £1,895,000, this one doesn’t buck that trend.

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1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey

 

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside house in Esher, Surrey

 

1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside property in Esher, Surrey
1970s modernism: Royston Summers lakeside house in Esher, Surrey

 

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