£1,795,000 Freehold

This impressive 5/6-bedroom house sits on a quiet no-through road in a beautiful lakeside setting, close to the town centre of Esher, Surrey. Designed by the renowned architect Royston Summers in 1975, the award-winning houses on Lakeside Drive are among the largest and most refined of Britain's 20th-century architect-designed houses. This particular property has the largest plot on Lakeside Drive and arguably the best lake views.

This spacious and light-filled house (with a total floor area of over 4,000 sq ft over two floors) features five/six bedrooms, a spectacular living room, water frontage, gardens and a double garage. The interior is a careful combination of original features and recent additions. Original features include internal joinery of Canadian white rock maple. The exterior of the house is composed of rich Ockley brick.

This property is one of the largest of sixteen Royston Summers-designed houses on the tranquil Lakeside Drive, a dedicated road with no through access. Previous to its current use, the land that forms Lakeside Drive constituted part of the gardens of Milbourne House (a former hunting lodge of Claremont House). The nine-acre site of Lakeside Drive has retained its original lake and collection of distinguished trees, many of which are subject to preservation orders. The houses won a RIBA award at the time of building and were described by the Architect's Journal as having a "feeling of quality and privacy". For more about Lakeside Drive and its architecture click here.

Esher town centre, which offers a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities, is within walking distance and central London (Waterloo) can be reached by rail from Esher station in approximately 20 minutes or Claygate station in approximately 30 minutes.

Esher is a popular historic town in the heart of the borough of Elmbridge. Elmbridge has topped the annual Halifax 'Quality of Life' survey (judged on such things as health of residents, quality of schools, crime rates, employment rates and even weather) for the past three years. Esher is also blessed with some of Britain's best architect-designed modern houses (including Patrick Gwynne's 'The Homewood', 1937, now owned by the National Trust). Other local attractions include Sandown Park racecourse, Claremont House and Gardens and numerous golf courses. Claremont Landscape Garden is very close to Lakeside Drive, as is Esher Common, the latter being a wonderful public space suitable for walks.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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