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For sale: Apartment in the 1950s grade II-listed Parkleys development, Richmond, south west London

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Not just a modernist-inspired building, this 1950s two-bedroomed apartment in the Parkleys development in Richmond, south west London is also grade II-listed.

Why? Well, Parkleys was the first Span development by Eric Lyons, buildings we have featured many times on this site which mixed good design and surroundings with affordable asking prices from the '50s to the '70s. All of the developments came with a hint of modernism too, perhaps down to the experience Lyons gained by working with Walter Gropius in his formative years.


This first Span building dates to 1955 and still looks the part today, especially if you ignore the clutter in the images and want a manageable period place. This particular apartment is on the first (top) floor, with an ‘attractive leafy aspect’, a main reception, a second reception and kitchen (with in-built oven and hob), a bathroom with white suite, a main bedroom with built-in cupboards ands a second bedroom, also with built-in wardrobes. There's also a shared exterior store/drying cupboard.

An offer is in, as you might expect, but it is still on the market for offers around £299,950.

Find out more at the Rightmove website

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