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For sale: 1960s-designed Span house in Blackheath Park, London SE3

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We have featured the Span house concept previously on these pages. They were a series of housing developments by Eric Lyons for the Span company between 1948 and 1969, built with the idea of creating a new type of housing – aimed at communities with shared gardens and landscaping that 'forced' people to interact, as well as creating a modern, open, Euro-style design for homes. If you fancy one for yourself, a Span house is now for sale in Blackheath Park, London SE3.

This four-bedroomed house was built in the mid-60s as part of the Cator Estate in Blackheath and has been refurbished by the current owner. Whether that's a good or bad thing will depend on your needs, but the structural integrity of the house looks pretty much intact.


For your money, you get access through a private courtyard, an open plan reception/dining room, a modern fitted kitchen, a study/4th bedroom and a steam room on the ground floor, while the first floor offers up three bedrooms, a bathroom and storage space. There's also a separate garage thrown in too.

Price? Not cheap at £595,000, but if you want practicality with 60s-style character, this could be the house for you.

Find out more at the Modern House website

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