10 Tollgate Drive, SE21 7LS
Part of Austin Vernon & Parters designed estate completed 1966, 10 Tollgate Drive is range style house, refurbished in 2008 by Powell Tuck Associates, owners are Angus and Sarah Shepherd, Angus is Director at Powell Tuck Associates.
Nearest station is Sydenham Hill and is approx 10 minutes walk.
Access into the house has one step to negotiate.
The house at 10 Tollgate Drive was completed 1966 and is part of a development of 2 storey pyramid houses and bungalow Range houses that are cleverly juxtaposed that give a feeling of low density housing and a feel of privacy and exclusivity.
There are two developments Ferrings and Tollgate Drive and they are split between Gainsborough Court a seven storey residential block, it had been the intension originally to build more blocks rather than low rise housing, but the houses where felt more in keeping with the location and the lifestyle expectations of the 1960's!
The development was designed by Manfred Bresgen of the Russell Vernon Partnership, Manfred was also involved with the design of the Dulwich College's Christison Hall and other residential projects in Dulwich including Ling's Coppice.
The house from the original had been extended in the 1980s including filling the yard space between the house and the garage and filling part of the front garden.
In 2008 the house was further extended with basement with south facing light well, and it was completely refurbished to suit modern expectations and while maintaining the respect for the original clarity of design and spirit of the original.
community/cultural, offices, historical house, online
Grade II listed building. Substantial villa built in form of stone-faced baronial castle for the inventor of Bovril. An internal refurbishment is planned to convert it into a cultural and community space.
Henry Vaughan Lanchester, 1892
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