Built in the 1920’s in the Arts & Crafts style it’s full of character and charm as you would expect in a property of this period, this five bedroom house is in an exclusive location on the south side of the leafy Queen’s Park just in front of the lake.
It is a fantastically bright house with large windows, four bedrooms are on the first floor. The large south facing landscaped garden has a pool and a colonial style veranda stretches along the back from the kitchen through to the lounge is ideal for alfresco dining.
Tastefully presented from the onset through the original front door with inset stained glass window, the painted wood panelled entrance hall is bright with high ceilings and a further stained glass window gives period charm, which continues with polished strip wood floorboards and the traditional radiators that are fitted throughout the ground floor of this property. Beautifully painted handsome wood banister and stairs reach to the first floor landing, underneath the stairs is a discreet door to further stairs down to the lower ground floor area of the house.
Off the entrance hall to your right is the elegant lounge, spanning the full depth of the house it is bathed in sunlight from the south facing bi-fold doors to the rear and large sash window to the front, this comfortable room exhibits the pared back elegance and colourful charm of the interior design throughout this home. The added bonus of this room is the wood burning stove as a focal point of the room.
Back into the entrance hall, straight ahead from the front door is a the utility and cloakroom well-proportioned with space for appliances, wash hand basin, French short bath and W.C. finished off with traditional white and black floor tiles and sash window.
To the left off the entrance hall is the kitchen diner with colourful cabinets that blend in well with the furniture it’s a stylish well put together room with lots of space for a freestanding American fridge freezer, dual fuel range cooker, the butler sink is fitted in a wood work top. Off the kitchen to the front is a playroom or snug for those cosy nights in, a period fireplace with decorative surround, stained glass window creates a lovely space. By the dining area at the other end of the kitchen are bi-fold doors that run along the south facing wall ensuring the room is bathed in light.
From the decked canopied veranda, wide stairs lead down to the pool area, a small pool which can be heated up to 40 degrees so can be used throughout the year. Beyond this area is a lovely stretch of lawn with bank of trees at the end to afford privacy, under the trees are raised beds. The rebuilt west facing wall has a flower bed running alongside with shrubs. An irrigation system is fitted through the garden simplifying its upkeep. To the side of the house is a side access which does mean that the lower ground floor could be accessed separately.
The lower ground floor is very spacious fitted out with deep storage that goes further under the house, the bedroom and the lounge are both sizable rooms well presented with French doors leading onto the garden. There is a modern shower room with W.C. and sink and just opposite across the hall could be a second kitchen or large utility room also with French doors to the garden.
On the first floor the landing is light and airy from the window and door that leads to a white wood painted balcony overlooking the park and its tennis courts, the handsome wood painted banister with traditional style radiator are beautiful features and finish off this area. On this floor are four bedrooms which carry on the charm and character of this home with two period fireplaces, with decorative tiles and surrounds. Each room has sash windows either with views of Queen's Park or the sea in the distance. There is a fantastic family bathroom, a separate glass shower with a rainfall shower head and Jacuzzi corner bath for lazy soaks. This room has the benefit of beautiful large sash window and traditional style radiator and a sizeable hand basin with mixer tap sits on a wood work surface.
The loft runs across the entire top of the house, subject to planning permission it could be converted. The house has been recently repainted and has undergone significant refurbishment including the landscaped garden, since the owner has lived here.
In a prestigious location by a large park with tennis courts, lake, a café and children’s playground, this beautiful home has easy access to all that this fashionable coastal city has to offer and is also well placed for those who need to commute as the station and A23/27 are within easy reach.
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