A remodelled and upgraded Two Bedroom 1st floor Apartment in a leafy Conservation Area and offering the advantage of a share of freehold.
Parkleys is Grade 11 listed by English Heritage as the first iconic 1950s “Span” development by noted architect Eric Lyons (President of Riba 1975-7).
Bright reception room over 16ft x 12ft overlooking the lovely communal gardens.
Refurbished fitted kitchen with integral Bosch appliances comprising dishwasher, oven, 5 ring gas hob and hood.
Gas central heating system.
Redesigned double aspect 2nd bedroom providing more space than others in the development.
Surrounded by communal gardens yet within immediate reach of local shops and facilities, places to eat and drink, and a 24 hour bus service.
The vendors also own a garage on the development which is a separate property with its own Title.
This could be available to purchase alongside the apartment subject to separate negotiation.
Communal entrance : Stairs up to 1st floor landing.
Door to Storage Room shared with the 3 other flats on the landing, plus another door to a private store/drying area also housing meters and the combi boiler.
Front door leading through to...
Laminate floor, reeded glass door leading through to...
Reception room: Abt. 16ft 1ins x 12ft 4ins (4.91m x 3.77m)
Radiator, windows overlooking the gardens. Reeded glass door and glass panel through to…
kitchen: Abt. 8ft 11ins x 8ft 3ins (2.71m x 2.52m)
Fitted units at eye and base level, worktops and tile splashbacks, inset one and a half bowl sink unit with monobloc tap, inset 5 ring Bosch gas hob with fitted Bosch extractor hood over, inbuilt Bosch oven, integral Bosch dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for upright fridge/freezer, wall light points, recessed spots, window to rear aspect.
Reeded glass door from lounge through to…
inner lobby: Doors to bathroom and bedrooms.
Bedroom one: Abt. 12ft 5ins x 11ft 11ins (3.78m x 3.62m)
Radiator, windows to garden aspect, double doors to additional cupboard with slatted shelving.
Double aspect bedroom two: Abt. 13ft 3ins x 6ft 1 ins (4.04m x 2.11m)
Windows to side and rear aspects, radiator, wall light fitments.
White suite with tile panel enclosed bath with shower unit over, shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, frosted window, heated towel rail, fitted mirror, wall light points, laminate floor.
With lawned areas and a variety of mature shrubs and trees.
The vendors also own a garage on the development which is a separate property with its own Title. This could be available to purchase alongside the apartment subject to separate negotiation.
The Freehold is held in common by the residents, each flat also having a lease of 999 years from 1982.
Maintenance is run in house with a quarterly charge of £600 to include building insurance, communal lighting and cleaning, general maintenance and repairs, gardening and external window cleaning.
Parkleys is Grade II listed by English Heritage for its architectural interest as the first major ‘Span’ development by architect Eric Lyons (President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (riba) 1975-1977). He worked under Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and became noted for progressive developments with signature attention to landscape and community, with a blend of modernism with more traditional elements like tile hanging and stock brick. Beginning with Parkleys in 1955-6, his practice gained many awards and 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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