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For sale: Cedar Chase 1960s Span House in Taplow, Berkshire

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Ever heard of a Span House? I’m guessing you might not know much about the concept unless you live in one or live near one. But there is a chance to get up-close with one with a property at Cedar Chase in Taplow, Berkshire on the market.

Essentially, a Span House is a house made by Span, designed by Eric Lyons between 1948 and 1969, with the idea of creating a new type of housing – aimed at communities with shared gardens and landscaping (forcing people to interact), as well as a modern, open design. A more European way of living in essence.

Cedar Chase was a 1966 project of 24 houses set in five acres of land, with the house in question offered for sale for only the second time in its history. For the £385,000 asking price, you get three bedrooms, ground floor entrance hall, reception, dining room, kitchen, utility and cloakroom, plus an outside front and rear garden, garage, terrace and that communal space. It’s even packed with original features, such as wood parquet flooring and numerous 1960s built-in units and storage areas.

A slice of history that’s likely top become even more desirable as the years pass.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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