Fieldend in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, is widely considered to be one of the most appealing of Eric Lyons’ Span estates. The house being offered for sale is one of the best-located on the secluded 5-acre site. Set away from the road, and overlooking communal gardens, the house has been extended and beautifully renovated to an engaging design by architects Wimhurst Pelleriti, and has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017 in the Home Transformation of the Year category.
The ground floor, which is largely glazed both at the front and rear, incorporates a living and study area with original woodblock flooring, shower room with bespoke plywood joinery, and open-plan kitchen and dining room extension. Two large roof lights flood the space with light, and a wonderful internal courtyard garden provides a subtle and uplifting division of space. In the words of the architects, the brief was ‘to design an extension that would work seamlessly with the fabric of the existing house – building on Eric Lyons’ ethos that revolved around simple design and natural light’.
There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. There is also a large south-facing garden to the rear with mature trees and, located close by, a garage and further designated parking space. As with all Span houses, this property offers light and airy spaces in a pleasant and natural setting.
The Fieldend houses were built in 1960–61, and soon picked up a number of awards, including a Civic Trust Award and a Housing Gold Award. More recently, Fieldend has been designated a Conservation Area in recognition of its architectural merit and excellent landscaping. All residents of Fieldend pay a service charge (approximately £125 per month), which goes towards maintaining the communal gardens, painting the exteriors of the houses and window cleaning.
Strawberry Hill is a popular residential area in the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames. Teddington and Twickenham high streets are both one mile away. Teddington has a good selection of restaurants, cafés and shops, and a recently launched farmers’ market. Twickenham has a range of shops and pubs including a Waitrose and also has a farmers’ market on Saturdays.
The larger shopping areas of Kingston and Richmond are within easy reach. Fieldend is a ten-minute walk from the River Thames at Teddington Lock with access to the towpath and walking/cycling routes in both directions. Bushy Royal Park is also close by, next to Hampton Court Palace. Richmond Park is a few miles away. The local area is well served for schools, both private and state-run, junior and senior.
There are good transports links in the area. Strawberry Hill train station is a ten-minute walk and offers services to London Waterloo with journey times of approximately 30 minutes. There are regular buses into Richmond (District Line Tube) and Kingston. It is a short drive to the M3, with good access to the M25 and M4.
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