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Langham House Close, Off Ham Common, Richmond TW10

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Property features

  • Communal garden
  • On street/residents parking
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace

Property description

A rarely available grade II star listed ground floor two bedroom apartment with authentic features in this prestigious shared freehold development.

The Apartment faces directly down the Close towards the open spaces of picturesque Ham Common with its traditional village Pond and cricket pitch.

The starred category on its Grade II listing applies to ‘particularly important buildings of more than special interest’ and effectively places this property in the top 8% of all those listed by English Heritage. Awareness of this iconic development has grown amongst the general public since one of its architects, Sir James Stirling, is now commemorated annually in the Stirling Prize for Architecture.

Built in the 1950s in the former grounds of a Queen Anne house facing the Common, the interesting layout has lounge, dining and kitchen areas surrounding a central chimney stack in mellow stock brick with mantel, corbel and squint.
The main bedroom has inbuilt wardrobe and storage recess and the bathroom has a free standing clawfoot bath.
The kitchen retains elements of the 1950s fittings.

Gas central heating system with a Worcester Greenstar condensing boiler and vertical radiators.

Offered with the advantages of vacant possession and no onward chain.

Communal entrance :
Double entrance doors into a communal hall with tiled floor, stock brick walls and upper gallery in Breton Brut style concrete. Door to exterior store cupboard and entrance door into …

entrance hall: Double doors to cupboard.

Lounge : Abt. 17’6 x 9’9 (5.33m x 2.98m)
Windows to front looking down the Close towards the Common, vertical radiator, tiled floor, chimney stack in vernacular stock brick with concrete mantel and corbel, squint through to kitchen area, and focal point electric fire with tiled hearth.
To each side of the stack are openings through to…

double aspect kitchen/dining area: Abt. 17’6 max x 7’9 (5.33m max x 2.36m)
1950s style fitted cupboards at base and eye level worktops, tile splashback, inset sink and wood drainer, inset hob with suspended hood and storage drawers over, space for washing machine, recess into stack with cupboards, inbuilt oven and space for fridge, door to storage cupboard and door to cupboard with Worcester Greenstar combi boiler, windows to front and to side aspects, tiled floor, cast iron radiator inset in stack, vertical radiator to dining area.

Bedroom 1: Abt. 13’9 x 9’9 (4.20m x 2.96m )
Window to rear aspect, double doors to inbuilt wardrobe cupboard, opening to storage recess, vertical radiator, tiled floor.

Bedroom 2: Abt. 14’ x 9’6 (4.26m x 2.90m )
Window to rear aspect and narrow window to side, vertical radiator, tiled floor.

White suite comprising wash hand basin with mirror backdrop, W.C. And free standing clawfoot bath with shower unit and shower rail over, and wall mirror backdrop, white tiled walls, heated towel rail, window to side.

Communal gardens to front and rear. About 100m from the entrance to the block, Langham House Close leads directly onto the open spaces of Ham Common.

Langham House Close was designed in 1955 and built 1957/58 by James Stirling & James Gowan, It is often referred to in architectural literature as their “Ham Common Flats”. It is considered to be influenced by Le Corbusier’s Maison Jaoul but also includes vernacular touches and ironic features like the concrete 'gargoyles’. Unlike many significant modernist projects, it was a privately funded development and not social housing. This was Stirling's first major work and led to him designing the Engineering Building at Leicester University in 1963 which established his reputation. His other later works include the History Library at Cambridge, the Performing Arts Centre at Cornell University, the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain, the Braun Factory in Melsungen, the Sackler Museum at Harvard and the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.


Lease of 999 years from 1958 with the freehold held in common by the residents.


£185 pcm to cover building insurance, cleaning of windows and communal areas, care and up keep of gardens and all general outside maintenance.

Ref: 1961 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. We have been advised by the vendor regarding the outgoings 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 rights and obligations prior to any legal commitment to purchase.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan

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Market activity
Average price paid £1,102,415 Sales 253 Current average value £1,081,359 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £11,968 ▲ 1.12%

Property value data/graphs for TW10

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £2,506,751 £950 4.6 £1,911,333
Semi-detached £1,499,423 £857 3.9 £1,406,156
Terraced £928,872 £823 3.1 £898,473
Flats £619,705 £823 2.1 £1,027,049

Current asking prices in TW10

Average: £1,034,857
Avg. current asking prices in TW10
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £437,475
Flats £493,490
All £484,154

Current asking rents in TW10

Average: £2,647 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TW10
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £2,323 pcm
£1,911 pcm
£2,458 pcm
£3,774 pcm
£3,250 pcm
Flats £1,813 pcm
£2,076 pcm
£2,698 pcm
£4,052 pcm
All £1,846 pcm
£2,047 pcm
£2,640 pcm
£3,814 pcm
£3,250 pcm

Fun facts for TW10

Highest value in TW10
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Denbigh Gardens £3,445,153
Sheen Common Drive £3,155,540
Marchmont Road £3,061,670
Montague Road £2,823,774
Ham Common £2,694,244
Highest turnover in TW10
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Hyde Road 39.1%
Langham House Close 33.3%
Mornington Walk 33.3%
Marchmont Road 33.3%
Parkleys 32.6%

What Zoopla users think of Ham

Overall rating:

  • currently 4 stars
Very good - 82% (50 ratings)

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  • currently 4.5 stars
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Schools & public services
  • currently 4 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Teddington (1.1 miles)
  • Hampton Wick (1.3 miles)
  • Strawberry Hill (1.4 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (7.2 miles)
  • London City Airport (16.5 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (20.4 miles)
  • Richmond - Ham House Ferry Landing (0.9 miles)
  • Twickenham Hammertons Pier (1.0 mile)
  • Kingston Turks Pier (1.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Meadlands Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • St Richard's Church of England Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Fern Hill Primary School (0.8 miles)
  • TBAP 16-19 Academic AP Academy (4.9 miles)
  • Ealing Independent College (5.5 miles)
  • William Morris Sixth Form (5.6 miles)
  • Grey Court School (0.4 miles)
  • The Tiffin Girls' School (0.6 miles)
  • Teddington School (0.7 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,937 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 46,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,673 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £350,000 Contents value up to £60,000 Average insurance cost £15/mo (£183/yr)
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Gas £26 Electricity £33 Estimated energy cost £59/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 8200 kWh/year
Electricity: 2600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Richmond upon Thames

Estimated tax band D Council tax cost £164 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £13 Sewerage £13 Estimated water cost £26 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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