- Handsome, 5 Bedroom Semi-detached Victorian Home moments from Chelmsford Town Centre
- Meticulously renovated to a superior specification both inside and out
- 2038sq ft of spacious rooms, high ceilings, Sash windows, Fireplaces & many more period details
- Front Reception with Charnwood C4 Stove in the feature Fireplace & full height Bay
- Designer Schüller Finca 'Ash Sand Grey' Shaker Kitchen with Angola Silver Granite worktops
- Situated on one of the finest roads within the hugely sought after Old Moulsham neighbourhood
- Further enhanced by a Professional Loft Conversion
- Big Hall with iconic Victorian mosiac floor tiling and Cloakroom with in-keeping period suite
- Two further Rear Receptions, one also with a C4 Stove in the Fireplace
- 2 Bathrooms, one a stunning showpiece featuring a Freestanding Bath and large Shower Area
Situated on one of Old Moulsham's most sought-after roads moments from Chelmsford Town Centre and radiating character throughout, this beautiful late Victorian Villa has been further enhanced by a professional Loft conversion, culminating in an exceptional 5 bedroom family home of 2038sq ft (1.88sq m).
Meticulously renovated throughout, this home is a prime example of why we continue our love affair with period homes, the fusion encompassed in this particular home, includes its striking kerb-side appeal, well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings, sash windows, feature Fireplaces, ornate cornicework, traditional cast iron style column radiators and the iconic geometric mosaic floor tiles in the Hallway.
The Ground Floor accommodation commences with the extended split level Hallway, with its handsome, eye catching floor tiling and ground floor WC Room fitted with an in-keeping heritage suite, Front Reception Room with its dramatic full height Bay window fitted with swish Thomas Sanderson shutters and a Charnwood C4 wood burning Stove within the Fireplace, the 'Parlour' with its big Sash window gazing out over the landscaped Garden and the Day Room which features a set of French Doors, a pretty Almond Charnwood Stove within its Fireplace and which leads round to the Kitchen, its Grey 'wood grain' finish Shaker style doors and Granite worktops giving a timeless elegance.
Ascend the staircase with its contemporary striped carpet to the First Floor, which has the large Master Bedroom and its large connected Dressing Room, two further spacious bedrooms and the stunning big family Bathroom; a real showpiece.
A second staircase rises to the large Attic, which has been professionally converted to provide another large Landing, two spacious bedrooms and a Shower Room. The extra space at the end of the landing has created a little Reading/Study area below a skylight window - a nice touch.
Externally, the Gardens wrap around the Rear and side and were designed and created by 'Cube 1994 Garden Design', who have built award winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea & RHS Hampton Court Flower Shows and on the return frontage is the 2 Car Drive.
Moulsham Street, the historic centre of Chelmsford, with its eclectic range of shops, bars and restaurants, is just around the corner, with Chelmsford's award winning town centre, which includes 'Bond Street' - home to riverside Restaurants, Shops (including John Lewis) and a cinema, just a 300 metre stroll.
Chelmsford Railway Station, on the Greater Anglia line, whizzes you to London Liverpool Street in just 36 minutes and is just 0.8 mile on foot and if education is a high priority, you may be interested to know the highly regarded private preparatory schools of St Anne's and St Cedd's are both under 1/2 mile away, as are the state schools of Oaklands, and Our Lady Immaculate RC primary school.
Plus, Essex benefits from the 11+ examinations route to Grammer Schools and so buyers are also drawn to the area for the convenience of access to the 'Outstanding' OFSTED rated Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys.
A super first impression.
The striking 'Dahlia' design, hand laid mosaic tiled floor by 'London Mosaic Restoration' is the aesthetic centrepiece to this long Hallway, which sees the light grey in the tilework picked up by the uplifting Farrow & Ball grey walls and complimented by the Anthracite Grey column radiator.
The 8ft 5' high ceiling gives an even greater feel of height and space and we liked the detailed touch of the wood topped steps, trickling down to the lower level of the hall where the floor turns to natural slate, which flows into the adjacent Cloakroom and through the Family Room into the Kitchen.
Within the hall there is a huge walk-in understairs store cupboard with a handy sensor light and as you enter from the front door, a small discreet box houses the modern electrical Consumer unit: the house having been re-wired and Cat 5 data cabling put in most of the rooms too.
It may be worth noting here, that as well as the re-wire, the property has also been fully re-plumbed with all new pipework, even including a new 22mm water main, every room has either been replastered or drylined and the roof has been re-lined as well.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a pretty Burlington® Edwardian cloakroom suite featuring a low level WC and a pretty, curved wall mounted basin.
The chrome waste, pipework and WC downpipe along with the Anthracite Grey column radiator, Georgian style window and the rich deep purple walls all blend together to create a fabulous classic heritage cloakroom.
FRONT RECEPTION ROOM 14ft 7' x 12ft (4.44m x 3.7m)
Presently used as an oversized Dining Room.
The aptly named 'Eating Room Red' wall paint gives a rich burgundy finish, very popular in dining rooms in the 19th century and so a good choice for this combination of red walls and the whites of the ceiling, ornate cornice work, built-in book shelving to the right of the chimney breast, high skirting boards, Sash windows within the full height Bay and the custom made solid wood 'Kenilworth' shutters by Thomas Sanderson, their adjustable blades allowing a balance of light, privacy and a measure of security.
Set the scene with a roaring fire in the outstandingly efficient, Charnwood C-Four wood burning Stove, which is inset within the Fireplace and comes with a solid granite hearth.
REAR RECEPTION ROOM 12ft 1' x 12ft (3.7m x 3.7m)
This, the original Parlour, is presently used as a formal Lounge as, although the front room is bigger, the family of 8 who live here prefer to use the front room for their large extendable dining table and love the cosiness of this rear room.
Throughout the home, the Farrow & Ball paint gives individual personality to each room. Here the 'Hague Blue' gives a gorgeous, timeless, deep and dramatic hue to the walls, with above the picture rail painted white to accentuate the 8ft 6' ceiling height even more.
Gazing out over the landscaped Garden and nearly 6ft tall is the large Sash window by the 'Bygone Collection', one of the beautiful, premium quality 'wood grain' composite sash windows found throughout the home, preserving and enhancing the building's appearance, in-keeping within its character. These windows give exceptional energy efficiency, enhanced security and ease of use.
FAMILY ROOM 13ft narrowing 10ft 4' x 11ft (4m > 3.15m x 3.35m)
The vintage feel of the 'Stone Blue' walls, blend perfectly with the black slate floor of this homely family snug which sits conveniently in front of the kitchen.
Fire up the pretty Almond coloured Charnwood Stove, with its large ceramic glass panel giving a full view of the fire, for gazing at on cold winter evenings.
The ceiling here stretches up to 8ft 8' (2.64m), again with white above the picture rail for further height enhancement and a set of French Doors open out to the fabulous landscaped garden.
'SCHÜLLER FINCA' DESIGNER KITCHEN 12ft 2' x 11ft (3.7m x 3.35m)
A bright dual aspect room with three Sash windows overlooking the garden areas (2 to the side and 1 to the rear) and a part glazed door providing direct access to the rear Garden.
Stylish and practical, this German designer kitchen by 'Schüller Finca' incorporates gorgeous 'Ash Sand Grey' wood grain finish, Shaker style units topped with beautiful 30mm thick slabs of Angola Silver Granite, giving a timeless elegance and incorporating a host of high quality appliances comprising: a NEFF 5-ring Gas Hob with an Elica stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above, NEFF Slide&Hide® Multi-function Oven, NEFF Combination Oven/Grill with Warming Drawer below, NEFF integrated 'Glasscare' Dishwasher, integrated undercounter Freezer, integrated tall Fridge and an integrated Bosch Washer/Dryer.
Finishing specification includes underfloor heating, the Franke by Villeroy & Boch Butler sink, slate floor tiling, inset brushed steel downlighting and a TV point socket.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Making a stylish statement, striped carpet runs up the stairs and across the landing, giving a lovely modern twist. Like the ground floor, the first floor also boasts soaring 8ft+ high ceilings.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 9' x 12ft (4.5m x 3.7m)
'Pretty in Pink'. The dusky pink and white of this sumptuous bedroom work so well together, the room finished with a decorative Picture Rail and the large 5ft 7' (1.7m) high Sash windows within the Bay, finished with the white wooden shutters giving an uncluttered look.
WALK-THROUGH DRESSING ROOM 12ft 3' x 6ft 1' (3.7m x 1.85m)
With soft light blue walls and shutters on the sash window.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft 2' x 12ft (3.7m x 3,7m)
The 'Cooking Apple Green' walls contrasted with the bright white above the picture rails, gives a lovely fresh look to this large double bedroom with its big rear facing sash window, pouring in light.
REAR BEDROOM THREE 12ft 3' x 11ft 2' (3.7m x 3.4m)
Another spacious bedroom with an even more heightened sense of space as the high ceiling here soars to 9ft 4'!
The far wall has a woodland scene mural with the other three walls finished in a soothing mint green and finished with a decorative picture rail.
BATHROOM 14ft 4' narrowing to 12ft 5' x 8ft (4.4m > 3.8m x 2.4m)
Stunning. This gorgeous showpiece bathroom was designed by the award winning ‘Ripples Bathrooms' and is a super modern twist on a classic style.
For a deep soak and the ultimate in luxury, the deep and spacious Adamsez Essence Pure Freestanding Bath provides a stunning focal point and comes with chrome feet and a discreet bath filler tap - very swish.
The roomy 3ft 10' x 3ft 2' (1.17m x 0.97m) 'Wet Room' style shower area incorporates a stylish Hansgrohe 'Raindance Select' Rainfall type shower head with a separate handset too, for extra flexibility, this slick high pressure system featuring air injected 'RainAir' and a 'WhirlAir' feature massage spray, perfect for unwinding after work or sports.
The stylish Edwardian style Chrome washstand houses an elegant basin with equally stylish taps, with sitting above this a mirror fronted, twin light bathroom cabinet and discreetly tucked away behind a projecting tiled low-level wall is the back-to-wall WC with a Geberit push button flush.
Underfloor heating below the beautiful 'Grespania Caniama Bambu' wood effect floor tiles warms the feet, soft Beige 'Ural by Bellacasa' wall tiling, a chrome towel radiator and chrome fittings along with the two sash windows, complete the look.
(A large full-height built-in cupboard houses the 'Smart controlled' Viessmann Vitodens 100-W combination boiler coupled with a Viessmann Pressurised Cylinder giving mains pressure hot water throughout the home)
Stairs from 1st Floor Landing rising to 2nd Floor Landing:
This top floor landing features a Reading Nook at the far end look at the far end measuring approximately 6ft 8' x 5ft 8' (2m x 1.7m), the skylight window above bathing it in light and a low door opening to reveal an eaves storage area.
BEDROOM 4 18ft 8' x 11ft 6' (5.7m x 3.5m)
Finished with baby pink walls and a smooth white painted ceiling and sloping ceiling, this huge front to back bedroom has both a rear facing Sash window enjoying far reaching views across the chimney pots, along with a front facing skylight window too.
A low level door opens to reveal Eaves storage.
BEDROOM FIVE 12ft 4' x 10ft 8' (3.7m x 3.2m)
An rich and intense deep purple and light grey, this fifth bedroom double bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with windows to both the rear and side, both enjoying far-reaching rooftop view.
A low-level door opens to reveal a surprisingly large loft area, providing a superb storage facility.
SHOWER ROOM 5ft 8' (excluding door recess) x 5ft 6' (1.7m x 1.7m)
This beautifully appointed Shower Room sees turquoise walls and a sparkling tiled floor, providing the backdrop for the classic vintage style suite comprising of a Savoy basin sitting atop a chrome wash stand with matching chrome waste, a close coupled WC and a glass Shower Enclosure with a heritage style thermostatic chrome shower ensemble featuring a stylish Rain head shower head with a separate hand shower attachment.
Further features include inset brushed steel down-lighting, a chrome towel radiator and the feature sash window.
EXTERIOR - Professionally landscaped by 'Cube 1994 Garden Design',
Behind the low level soft yellow brick wall with railings, the Front Garden is a riot of planting, with a yew hedge and Sandstone paving intermingled with alliums, tulips, a Liquidambar Tree (Styracifula Worplesdon), Buxus hedge, Buxus balls, Deep purple Flag Iris, Red foliage and Scarlett flowered Canna Lilies.
Wandering the Rear Garden is a delight, the block paved Path, Wooden Decking and Sandstone paving accompanied by a confection of planting including Jacquemontii Silver Birches, a mix of purple and white tulips, Buxus Balls, Alliums, Honeysuckle, Clematis, an Olive Tree, Rosemary, Lavender, Oregano, Geranium Sylvaticum (Woodland Geranium), New Zealand Flax, Common Hollyhock, Purple Vervain, Eastern Gamagrass, and Chinese Silver Grass.
Discreetly hidden behind the rear fence is a 2-Car Parking Bay.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.