Architect: Erskine Walsh

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This exceptional five-bedroom residence, with a large private garden, has been recently extended and restored to exacting standards by the young architectural practice Erskine Walsh, accentuating original 1960s features in a seamless contemporary form.

Modern simplicity has been the organising principle throughout. Nowhere is this ethos more clearly expressed than in the rear-facing aspects of the ground floor. Here, vaulted ceilings, lateral skylights and a gabled elevation form the heart of recent renovations. The new open-plan kitchen, dining and reception rooms have all gained large glazed doors, each addressing a generous garden to the south, bathing the house in natural light.

Original parquet flooring in the reception room and small areas of exposed brickwork in the original house have been sympathetically highlighted throughout, echoing aspects of the exterior around the reception room fire place, kitchen and on the first floor. An original Barbican sink has been fitted in the downstairs washroom.

Upstairs, two further spacious bedrooms and two large modern bathrooms have been added to the original three double bedrooms. The master bedroom includes vaulted ceilings, dressing area and a shower room with underfloor heating.

At the rear, the garden, measuring roughly a third of an acre, is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, providing privacy to the paved terrace. A private driveway provides access at the front of the property where there is enough parking space for five vehicles

Erskine Walsh have also secured planning permission for a new extension which will form a cylindrical garden room and study over two floors, adjoining a large gabled garage with studio above. The rear-facing garden room will echo the existing structure, featuring exposed brickwork and a row of folding glazed doors at ground level.

The house is on a secluded private lane within Farnborough Park. Farnborough train station is a short walk away, where trains run to London Waterloo in just under 40 minutes, while the M3 is under five miles away. Nearby, Farnborough is a thriving small town offering all local amenities.

Hampshire is spoilt for excellent schools at all levels including, Farnborough Hill, Salesian College and Wellington College.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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