- Hugely impressive, 5 Double Bedroom Victorian House with many original period features
- 0.8 Mile to Chelmsford Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- A Tardis of a home that has been featured on the front cover of "Real Homes" magazine
- Iconic black/white chequer tiled floor tiles to Hall with its big built-in cupboard & WC Room
- Stunning Heart-of-the-Home 22ft x 17ft Kitchen/Diner with Dove Grey Kitchen units & wooden worktops
- Situated on one of Old Moulshams most sought after roads and just 300m from Chelmsford Town Centre
- The double storey rear Extension and Loft Conversion has increased the living space to 2,000 sq ft
- 9ft high ceilings, Double glazed Sash windows fitted with wooden shutters & original Fireplaces
- Two original principle Reception Rooms, both with their original Cast Iron Fireplaces
- 5 huge double bedrooms served by two period style Bathrooms, one on each floor
Location, quality, style and design.
Situated on one of Old Moulsham's most sought-after roads, this outstanding Victorian terrace benefits from a double storey rear extension and a loft conversion, which has increased the living space to a family friendly 2000 ft².
A Tardis of a house that has graced the front cover of ‘Real Homes' magazine, the property has been restored and presented with a more than a nod to its Victorian origins and now offers luxury period living with 21st Century refinements, the spacious rooms with their high ceilings giving an even greater impression of space and a constant delight as one wanders through this hugely impressive lifestyle home.
The Ground Floor commences with the Entrance Hall and its iconic black/white chequer tiled floor tiles providing a grand style statement, a front Sitting Room with original Cast Iron Fireplace and sleek Plantation shutters to the dramatic full height walk-in Bay, Dining Room also with its original Cast Iron Fireplace, stunning Heart-of-the-Home 22ft x 17ft open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room (with the gorgeous Dove Grey Shaker style kitchen units topped with solid Wood worktops and featuring a host of High quality appliances) and a ground floor WC Room.
The first floor sees the two front bedrooms opened into one super-spacious 18ft full-width Master Bedroom with triple Shuttered Sash windows and fitted wardrobes, the other two bedrooms are also exceedingly generous, both 12ft Doubles and all three are served by the traditional elegance of the refitted period style Bathroom with both a double ended Bath and a separate Shower too.
The Loft Conversion has added another two bedrooms, again both very good size doubles and these two share the Shower Room, which sits between them. Plus, the Landing itself also enjoys a skylight lit, quiet study end.
Externally the 65ft Garden is notably secluded from the rear, especially in the full leaf of Summer.
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 meter 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 schools of St Annes and St Cedds are both under 1/2 mile away, as are the state schools of Oaklands, and Our Lady Immaculate RC primary school.
Plus, 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 Edwards Grammar School for Boys.
All in all, this is an exceptional house in an exceptional area, not to be missed.
Inset within the front brick wall of the quintessential Victorian front garden the property still proudly boasts, the wrought iron gate swings open to the orange and black tiled Path, adding grandeur, colour and durability and running up to the front door which swings open to reveal an eye catching addition to the home, the iconic black/white chequer tiled floor tiles.
The soaring 9ft ceiling has elegant cornice work and the epitome of traditional heating, the cast iron polished column radiator, looks fabulous. (There are in fact traditional column radiators found throughout the home, heated by the modern Worcester Bosch Gas Fired Boiler)
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Next to the huge built-in Hall Cupboard, an unassuming understairs door opens to reveal a cleverly designed WC Room with a close coupled WC, a contemporary basin inset within a Walnut effect worktop on a fitted cabinet with storage below and 'African slate' floor tiling.
SITTING ROOM 13ft 4' x 12ft (4.1m x 3.7m)
Set the scene with a roaring fire in the feature Cast Iron Fireplace of this lovely front room, which also sees sleek, custom made wooden Plantation shutters fitted to Sash windows within the full height walk-in Bay, the adjustable blades allowing the perfect balance of light and privacy.
Deep pile grey carpet and fresh white walls give a fresh and homely feel: the paint used here and throughout the house being Farrow & Ball.
FAMILY ROOM 12ft x 12ft (3.7m x 3.7m)
Beautiful premium quality Orlestone Engineered Oak Flooring brings added warmth to what would have originally been the Dining Room, also still boasting its Cast iron Fireplace and with fitted cupboards with shelving above, either side of the chimney breast.
The rear opening is now a tall window flooding in borrowed light from the Kitchen/Diner behind and the column radiator here is finished in stylish grey.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER 21ft 9' x 16ft 9' (6.6m x 5.1m)
The stunning Heart-of-the-Home.
A part vaulted ceiling running along the far side incorporates three large Skylight windows, which along with the wide rear glazing of the double doors and their accompanying windows, bathes the room in light.
Topped with solid wood worktops, the Dove Grey Shaker style units incorporate spaces for two appliances, room for an American style Fridge/Freezer and for the keen cook, the state-of-the-art, 5-Ring/2-Oven 'Steel Cucine' 100 Range Cooker is to remain.
Finishing specification of this style hub includes Fired Earth Metro tiling, the attractive Orlestone Engineered Oak Flooring, a vertical Graphite Grey radiator (in addition to the standard vintage column one) and wiring for a wall mounted TV.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Making a stylish statement, the contemporary striped carpet runs up the staircase to the first floor where one is greeting by the continuation of the 9ft high ceilings.
MASTER BEDROOM 18ft 4' x 11ft 7' (5.6m x 3.5m)
The woodwork has been kept crisp white and walls a soft neutral pallet, to offset the original features, such as the triple shuttered Sash windows, original decorative Cornice, traditional twin column radiators and the Cast Iron Fireplace.
Fitted wardrobes provide great storage.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 12ft (3.7m x 3.7m)
Wide built-in cupboards either side of the chimney breast with its Cast Iron Fire provide useful storage and the tall rear Sash window flows in lots of light to this tranquil bedroom with its sugar white walls and grey carpet.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 10' x 10ft 6' (3.9m x 3.2m)
Yet again the tall ceilings give a real sense of space with light pouring through another tall Sash window.
An ornate slate Fireplace provides the focal point of this rear double bedroom.
BATHROOM 8ft 10' x 7ft 3' (2.7m x 2.2m)
Embracing period finery, the refitted Heritage suite features a Savoy basin with full pedestal, low level WC with chrome pipe, a Double Ended Bath and a separate corner Shower featuring a stylish overhead, rainfall type shower head and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
Fired Earth Metro tiles, a vertical column radiator, side facing sash windows (one with wooden shutters), a stone effect tiled floor and even a little shelf with pretty, decorative chrome brackets, completes the vintage look.
The staircase up to the second floor follows on and matches the existing staircase as though the extra floor was part of the original house - a nice touch.
2nd FLOOR LANDING
The extra space at the far end of the landing beyond the balustrades has created a nice little 6ft x 5ft 1' (1.8m x 1.55m) reading/study 'Snug'. A skylight window above it streams down light and there is wiring for a wall mounted TV.
BEDROOM FOUR 17ft 8' x 11ft 2' (5.4m x 3.4m)
Presently used as the ideal home office, this light and bright room has gorgeous solid wood flooring.
Two double fitted wardrobes provide useful storage in addition to further eaves storage and light comes courtesy of a front Skylight and a rear Sash window; throughout the home these Upvc Sashes have smartly preserved and enhanced the buildings appearance.
BEDROOM FIVE 14ft 8' x 10ft 5' (4.5m x 3.2m)
This rear double bedroom also showboats beautiful Oakwood flooring, along with two double fitted wardrobes and a further built-in cupboard housing a Worcester Bosch wall mounted boiler.
SHOWER ROOM 7ft 3' x 6ft 10' (2.7m x 2.1m)
Like the Main Bathroom, this top floor shower room has also been fitted out befitting the homes heritage with a low-level WC with chrome pipe, Savoy basin with full pedestal and a corner shower cubicle also with a Rainhead Showerhead and separate hand attachment.
Metro tiles, a feature combination chrome and enamel towel radiator and the side facing Sash window complete the period look.
REAR GARDEN 65ft (19.8m)
Commencing with a paved Patio with retaining sleepers and steps up to the balance which is laid to lawn.
As one can see from the picture, the garden is notably unoverlooked from the rear.
There is an easy to use 'MiPermit' Residents Permit Parking scheme within the road.
This is a new and improved system whereby people living in a Resident Permit zone like this one, can quickly and easily buy digital Residents and Visitors Permits online.
These digital permits replace the need to display a paper permit or visitor scratch cards as the Parking Wardens simply identify the digital permit from the vehicle registration number.
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