Architect: Eric Lyons

Fieldend III
London TW1

£795,000
Freehold

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 has internal accommodation of approximately 1,051 sq ft, with a private garden, summer house, separate storage unit / garage, and a designated parking space. It is brilliantly located on the secluded 5-acre site, set back from the road and overlooking communal gardens.

The ground floor, which is largely glazed both at the front and rear, incorporates a living and study area with bespoke desk, a shower room, and an open-plan kitchen with solid wood cabinets. Glazed doors at the rear lead to the decked garden and an insulated summer house with electricity.

A staircase, with original balustrade, ascends to the first floor beneath a roof light, which was replaced in 2016 along with the entire roof. There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom on this level. Situated close by is a private garage which has been converted into a storage unit, and a 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.

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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