Architect: Eric Lyons

Weymede
Byfleet, Surrey

£400,000
Freehold

New

This charming three-bedroom end-of-terrace house with private garden can be found in the tranquil setting of Weymede and was designed by architect Eric Lyons for the renowned development company Span. Weymede is a sought-after collection of houses set amongst private gardens near Weybridge, a short commute (under 30 minutes) from central London.

Internal accommodation measures approximately 900 sq ft and is set over two storeys. Entry is via a hardwood porch, installed during the recent renovations. The ground level has engineered oak flooring and is arranged as an open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen with hand-painted cabinets. The current owners have cleverly reconfigured the space to include a downstairs shower room, and created a bright mezzanine level in one of the three first-floor bedrooms. Glazing at the front and back flood the space with light, and French windows at the rear open to a beautifully designed, Japanese-inspired garden. The house also comes with a nearby garage.

Weymede is one of the best located of the thirty Span estates. 141 houses can be found on a private 15-acre riverside site. The leafy, landscaped surroundings, most notably the large green communal spaces and riverside (only for the use of Weymede residents), make an enviably attractive setting. Weymede backs onto woodland, to which it has private access, and which leads to the historic Brooklands Museum. Regular events and festivals are organised by Weymede residents in the grounds throughout the year.

Weymede is close to a range of supermarkets, shops and restaurants in Brooklands, West Byfleet and Weybridge. Brooklands Shopping Centre is very close and houses a variety of stores including a large M&S.

The A3 and M25 are approximately two miles away, leading directly into central London (distance 25 miles). Heathrow can be reached in 20 minutes and Gatwick can be reached in 40 minutes and the coast can be reached in approximately an hour.

The area is well served by railway stations at Byfleet & New Haw, West Byfleet, Weybridge and Woking. Byfleet & New Haw is approximately one mile from Weymede and runs services into London Waterloo from 30 minutes. West Byfleet runs services into London Waterloo in under 30 minutes.

Span, which built thirty housing estates in the 1950s – 1980s, was one of the few mass-housing companies that truly understood the value of good architecture and design. With the renowned Eric Lyons as chief architect, they built modern homes that maximised light and space. The landscaping of Span estates is also of particular importance, as can be seen at Weymede.

Tenure: Freehold
Service charge: approx. £89 per month

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.


History

Eric Lyons

Having worked for Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry, Eric Lyons (1912-1980) co-founded the development company Span in 1948, along with Geoffrey Townsend and Leslie Bilsby. Lyons’s Span houses are all about space and light, and blurring the edges between outside and indoor space. He paid great attention to the surrounding landscape, designing and building properties around existing splendid mature trees and creating communal areas that encourage residents to mix. An early Span publication summarises the origin of the name: “It spans the gap between the suburban monotony of the typical ‘spec building’ and the architecturally designed individually built residence.” Outside of his Span work, Lyons carried out a number of other schemes, including public housing for World’s End in Chelsea. He was appointed President of the RIBA in the 1970s.

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Eric Lyons

Having worked for Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry, Eric Lyons (1912-1980) co-founded the development company Span in 1948, along with Geoffrey Townsend and Leslie Bilsby. Lyons’s Span houses are all about space and light, and blurring the edges between outside and indoor space. He paid great attention to the surrounding landscape, designing and building properties around existing splendid mature trees and creating communal areas that encourage residents to mix. An early Span publication summarises the origin of the name: “It spans the gap between the suburban monotony of the typical ‘spec building’ and the architecturally designed individually built residence.” Outside of his Span work, Lyons carried out a number of other schemes, including public housing for World’s End in Chelsea. He was appointed President of the RIBA in the 1970s.

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