£450,000 2 bed Apartment

LARGER STYLE SHARED FREEHOLD APARTMENT STYLISHLY UPGRADED THROUGHOUT. Main reception over 16 ft x 12 + bonus additional 2nd recep / 3rd bedroom. Underfloor heating with Nest controls, bespoke ergonomic kitchen, Neff appliances, refurbished bathroom. Nearby GARAGE also available to buy. 360 TOUR AVAILABLE TO VIEW.

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Grade 11 Listed by English Heritage as the first pioneering Span development by Eric Lyons.

Bright southerly facing main reception over 16 ft x 12 ft with folding doors to a bonus additional room which standard flats in this development lack. This room is currently arranged as a lounge but could equally serve as a 3rd bedroom.

The presentation cleverly mixes the apartments original iconic fifties style with a range of contemporary improvements to its inventory and design.
- Modern cork and rubber flooring with an underfloor heating system fired by an efficient Vaillant boiler
and energy saving NEST system controls.
- Bespoke ergonomic kitchen with a range of quality appliances and fixtures including Neff oven, induction hob and dishwasher, coffer making station with fittings, water supply and space saver pocket door, pull out larder, and integral fridge freezer. The kitchen overlooks the classic rear courtyard with established lawn and trees while the main bedroom and reception areas enjoy leafy front views across the communal gardens.
- Refurbished bathroom : Inbuilt wardrobe cupboards to the bedrooms : Light neutral dcor : Electrical upgrade.

The vendors also own a GARAGE to the rear of the courtyard. This is a separate property with an individual Title
but could be purchased along with the flat subject to separate negotiation.

Quietly located in Richmond Conservation Area No. 67 within reach of Ham common and Richmond Park yet
but moments from local shops and bus services to central Richmond and Kingston.

The significance of Parkleys as the first Span development has been recognised by its English Heritage listing.
The architect was Eric Lyons (192-1980), President of the Royal Institution of British Architects (1975-77)
who had also worked with Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus.

With stairs to 1st (top) floor landing. Door to...

Entrance door off the landing into .
Area to left with wall mounted combi boiler and space for tumble dryer, glazed door to right through into .

DINING ROOM / HOME OFFICE : Abt. 16 ft 3 ins x 12 ft 5 ins (4.95m x 3.79m)
Room width windows to front aspect, fireplace aperture, cork flooring door and folding doors through to ...

LOUNGE Abt. 12 ft 4 ins x 9 ft 1 in (3.75m x 2.76m)
Room width windows to front aspect., cork flooring.

KITCHEN: Abt. 8 ft 11 ins x 8 ft 4 ins (2.75 m x 2.53m)
Room width windows to rear aspect overlooking the courtyard, units fitted at eye and base level with worktops and splashbacks, inset bowl, inbuilt Neff oven, Inset Neff induction hob, integral Neff dishwasher, pull out pan drawers, pull out larger cupboard, corner unit with pull out carousel, pocket door to coffee making station with fittings and water supply, integral fridge and freezer, rubber flooring.

Glazed door from reception room into INNER LOBBY: Doors to bedrooms and bathroom, cork flooring.

Frosted window, basin on stand, WC, bath with shower rail, curtain and shower head over, hexagon tiled surround, rubber flooring.

BEDROOM ONE: Abt. 12 ft 6 ins x 11 ft 11 ins (3.80m max x 3.64m)
Windows to front aspect, double doors to inbuilt wardrobe cupboard, double doors to further wardrobe cupboard, cork flooring.

BEDROOM TWO: Abt. 102 x 71 (3.10m x 2.15m)
Window to rear courtyard aspect, double doors to wardrobe cupboard in addition to stated room dimensions, cork flooring.

With a separate Title and available subject to separate negotiation. In a nearby block accessed to the rear of Brooke Court. Double doors. Power point inside the garage.Outside tap available on the other side of the forecourt.

MAINTENANCE (Service Charge): £600 per quarter includes block building insurance, communal lighting and cleaning, repairs and maintenance to exterior parts, gardening and external window cleaning.

TENURE: Freehold held in common by the residents with a Lease of 999 years from 1982.

Grade II listed by English Heritage for its architectural interest as the first major Span development by ground breaking architect Eric Lyons - President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1975-1977). Together with his co-founder Geoffrey Townsend, their far sighted goal was to create affordable, well-designed homes in landscape settings, which would foster a village community atmosphere. Lyons had worked under Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and became noted for progressive developments with signature attention to landscape and community, mixing a blend of modernism and more traditional elements like tile hanging and stock brick. Parkleys was built in 1955-6 but even as recently as 2005, Span received a special Housing Design Award given to schemes that meet the current Sustainable Communities Plan. For further reading, potential purchasers are directed to Eric Lyons and Span by Barbara Simms, RIBA Books 2006 or view the short video at

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These particulars are provided as a general outline only for the guidance of intending buyers and do not constitute, or form any part of, an offer or contract.
All descriptions, measurements, implications as to usage, references explicit or implied as to condition and permissions for use and occupation, are given in good faith, but prospective buyers must not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. Stated dimensions should not be relied upon for fitting floor coverings, appliances or furniture. None of the services, fittings, appliances, or heating or hot water installations (if any), have been inspected or tested by Mervyn Smith & Co and no warranty can be given as to their working condition. As a guide to prospective buyers, we have been advised by the vendor regarding the service charge but we have not inspected any accounts and we do not know their terms and conditions. Prospective buyers and their legal advisers will have to establish the exact outgoings and obligations prior to any legal commitment to purchase.

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