Architect: HMR Finn
Quietly situated on a private section of no-through road at the north end of Richmond Park, is this wonderful and rare three-bedroom house. Built in 1964 by the architect for his family, the property is arranged around a rear and side courtyard garden, and has a large integral garage and private driveway with parking for several cars.
The internal space extends to approximately 1,860 sq ft (including garage) and is arranged over two storeys. Entry is to a ground floor hallway via a teak-frame glazed front door. On the left is a bathroom and separate WC, and a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and front-facing windows.
With the exception of the kitchen, original timber cladding adorns the walls of most of the lower level. To the right is an expansive double living room with large windows and glazed doors to the rear garden. Distinctive bespoke internal glazed doors, with curled wood chippings between the panes, are used throughout.
Following the line of a handsome slate-mantle fireplace, a glazed sun-room extends the length of the garden, with double doors opening onto the courtyard terrace. From here, there is also access to the double garage / workshop.
An open-tread timber staircase ascends from the entrance hall to the first floor, where there is a further bathroom and two further bedrooms, one with built in wardrobes, and both with plenty of eaves storage. The larger bedroom has glazed double doors to a balcony overlooking the garden below.
To the exterior, recessed-pointed brickwork either side of the front entrance dismisses the right angles of the external walls, tapering from the ground to the upper portion of the chimney. The design is repeated on the slanted opening of the garage, the doors of which are constructed in solid hardwood and curve along a track in the concrete floor to disappear within.
The private off-road, on which the house is located, serves two other properties and provides dual access routes to and from the house.
Monroe Drive is an extremely sought-after cul-de-sac situated on the edge of Sheen Common which leads in turn to the green open expanses of Richmond Park. The Upper Richmond Road is within ten minutes’ walk and offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and shopping, as well as a large Waitrose supermarket.
Mortlake station is around a 14-minute walk with regular services in to London Waterloo via Vauxhall The A3, M3 and M4 are all nearby.
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.