First, welcome to our wheelie bins but behind it is the sort of substantial house that was built when Surbiton started to be a commuter suburb with the coming of the railway (which nearby Kingston, the obvious town for it, was too snooty to admit -- to its great disadvantage ever since: it’s stuck on a slow branch line and we’ve got all the fast trains and loads of them.)
And -- a bit of a comedown:
But this I think is a gem:
Pity we then pass on to this, though I suppose it could be worse:
Surbiton doesn't have much more of that stylish 1930s architecture, still less good post-war, but plenty more 19th century villas. It's been saved from ruination by having the Kingston By-pass (another 1930s wonder) nearby, so there's little through traffic necessitating road widening, one-ways, counterflows, giratories and all that. It's a backwater with a great, well-served railway station -- about which more one day.