I wish there were more details available for this intriguing 1960s Kenneth Wood modern house in Hampton, Greater London.
In fact, I wish there were more photos, with the majority focusing on the plot rather than the house itself. Which is a shame as this is an exciting prospect if you have the money.
The house dates back to 1961 and according to the agent, it was the Ideal Home ‘house of the year’ just after completion. So a house with a pedigree. It’s also in a good spot, ‘quietly tucked away’ in Hampton village at the rear of Berkeley House.
As you can see, this is a bold piece of modern architecture and at the time, likely to have been quite radical too. But that was then and this is now.
A lack of photos doesn’t help in terms of showing off what you have beyond the front door, but the images that are available hint at a house that had been updated a little since construction, but not for a very long time. This is a house in need of significant work. The agency describes the layout as ‘extremely flexible’ and with potential to extend the house (subject to consents). But there is already significant space here both inside and out.
Around 1,700 sq. ft. of space inside, with the ground floor currently laid out with a kitchen/reception area, a utility, bathroom and a bedroom, as well as a sizeable hall space.
Head upstairs and you will find a further reception beyond that wall of glass, with three further bedrooms and a bathroom also on this floor. That’s not quite all as you may have spotted the outbuilding too. That has a double-length garage, a workshop and two further storage areas. Very useful.
All of which sits in a quarter of an acre of land, mainly laid to lawn, with ‘ample’ parking to the front plus access to that outbuilding. Not a cheap option at £1,100,000, especially when you factor in the work needed. But this could and should be a very special house if the right person took it on.
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