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1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

Interesting house and location. That’s the 1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London you see here.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

Let’s start with the location, which is on Eel Pie Island. perhaps best-known for the live venue it hosted in the 1960s (now sadly gone), this is still something of a curio.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

Why? Well, this is an island in the Greater London area, accessed by boat or footbridge and with something like 50 homes, 120 inhabitants and two or three boatyards. This is your own community, with the footbridge private and parking for cars away from the island itself. It’s also something on an arty community, with artists showcasing their work a couple of times a year.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

With all of that in mind, a house coming up on Eel Pie Island is interesting in itself. But a 1960s modern house is the cherry on the cake.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

It’s an interesting design alongside other similar properties and quite distinctive too. At least, it is from the outside. When you look inside you get to realise just why the agency has this down as having ‘good potential for improvement’.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

There’s nothing wrong with the interior of this house at all. Someone has looked after it well. But it lacks that ‘wow’ factor you might have expected. Fairly plain, a little dated in places and in need if a fresh pair of eyes and some design inspiration.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

As for space, an entrance hallway with built-in storage leads to a cloakroom W.C and onto the kitchen breakfast room. Beyond that is the room that could be a focal point if done well – the split-level reception room with space for separate sitting and dining reception areas. Sliding patio doors offer good views plus access to the garden.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

Stairs lead to the first-floor landing with skylight and storage, as well as the bedrooms. The master bedroom suite has sliding patio doors to the balcony plus a range of built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room and W.C.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

The second double bedroom has more built-in storage while the third bedroom is rear aspect, with the bonus of river views. A fourth bedroom and a family bathroom finish off the layout.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

Outside is a patio front garden with a built-in storage cupboard, along with a landscaped rear garden with lawn and two patio areas to take in the river views. A mooring too if you have a boat.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

Finally, you get a numbered brick built storage cupboard and lawned communal gardens with table and chairs and a bench.

1960s modern townhouse on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London
1960s modern house on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, south-west London

 

A sought-after spot, so no surprise to see this one up for £1,125,000.

Images and details courtesy of Tiffin. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Big thanks to Melissa for the tip-off!

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