This is an interesting house, although the 1970s Stout and Litchfield Lake House in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey has been heavily updated.
But it is still one worth checking out. Roy Stout and Patrick Litchfield launched their practice in 1962 and we’re known for some very bold modernist creations, some of which are now grade II listed and one notably featured in the film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. In fact, we featured a rather wonderful house in London a couple of years back by Stout and Litchfield too.
This one looks pretty amazing too, although I can’t quite see a clear enough shot of the exterior to make my mind up fully. I guess that’s because of the waterside location and the trees around it, making a clear shot of the property quite difficult. But what we can see is certainly striking.
The house is part of a private gated development of just three properties, each with access to a communal drive and the lake, with ownership of the communal space owned equally by the residents.
The current owners are just the second owners of the property and have overseen the upgrade of the house, which does include ‘a few modifications to the original architecture’ but without adversely affecting the key features. See the listing for all the detail of the upgrade, there’s plenty of it. But suffice to say that there is plenty of high end detail and plenty of luxury throughout.
The entire house sits on a concrete pad, with concrete flooring to the first floor level as well. Also, every room (other than bedroom five) has access to either a terrace or a private balcony.
As for the space, the main floor has an entrance hall, reception, dining room, family room, a kitchen / breakfast room with utility and store two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. You also get access to the double garage too.
The first floor has two more bedrooms which share a large bathroom and each with a terrace too.
Outside, the gardens are described as ‘typical of a Japanese design’ with slate chippings to walk ways and either paved slabs or decking to the terraces. There’s also a lawned area to the rear and adjoining the lake and a tarmacadam forecourt offers parking for four to five cars with a further slate area for additional parking space.
£2,850,000 is the guide price.
Images and details courtesy of Coombe Residential. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.
Thanks to Will for the tip off.