Very central & unique property with stylish extension.
8 Willis Road, following five decades of being three rental apartments has recently undergone a major back to bare bones' refurbishment and substantial contemporary extension program.
The property which is constructed of Cambridge Brick elevations is semi detached, now with timber double sash windows beneath a new slate roof, extends to approximately 2440 sq ft and has individual accommodation laid out over three floors designed for the owner's own occupation. The property which is set back from Willis Road behind pleached ornamental pear trees is accessed via an original stained glass entrance door.
The reception hallway has exposed brick and is vaulted to the top floor with a bespoke, one-off twisted' steel and Douglas fir staircase and huge pivoting glass door with polished concrete flooring which then extends throughout the ground floor. The accommodation at this level, which is largely open plan has an almost industrial' feel with painted grey steel beams, tall feature wood-burning stove and large glazed skylight so as to attract natural light to the middle of this space and dining area. The kitchen/breakfast area has a comprehensive range of custom modular cabinetry, handcrafted with solid Douglas fir and covered in burnished metal. Appliances comprise of a Lacanche three oven and five burner cooking range along with Fischer and Paykal twin drawer dishwasher. The substantial central island is also polished concrete and has a long breakfast bar to one side. The kitchen is vaulted and extensively glazed to the rear with outlooks over the courtyard. The living area also has matching cabinetry with drinks preparation zone with twin fridges and ample storage for glassware and crockery. To the front is a wide bay sash window and sitting room, this space can be separated from the main house by floor to ceiling sliding Doulas fir doors if division or quiet space is required. The rear of the house wraps around' the central courtyard and is mostly glazed and comprises home office/hobby room along with high end utility room, accessed via a obscured sliding pocket door with twin marble feature basins and integrated laundry appliances.
The whole of the first floor accommodation has been completely re-configured to create a fabulous main bedroom suite, the bedroom element is situated to the front with tall sash windows whilst the former rear bedroom is now a superb dressing room and closet with bespoke Douglas fir wall to wall wardrobes and flooring. A rear glazed door leads to a terrace with glass floor (giving light to dining area below) and enclosed by tall rusted planters for added privacy and gives views over the garden below. The en-suite bathroom is particularly high quality and comprises twin marble basins, double shower cubicle with twin rainfall shower heads and a polished nickel bath tub supplied by Witt & Berg of Birmingham.
The two top floor double bedrooms attract a great deal of natural light and share a quality en-suite bathroom with separate shower, fitted with contemporary sanitary ware and grey marble wall tiling.
The property which was totally remodelled during 2018/2019 has a gas fired wet' underfloor heating system and new services throughout.
8 Willis Road, which might well suit a small family, professional or early retired couple looking for a turn-key property is available with no onward chain is beautifully presented and has immaculate accommodation throughout. Designed and works overseen by Pip Architecture of Cambridge.
The rear garden is south facing and has been designed with low maintenance in mind, providing fabulous private space for entertaining friends and family. There is a fantastic water feature with tall rusted pillars proving shade into the kitchen, the remainder is hard landscaped with central planting, polished concrete pathway and matching dining table platform and benches. An illuminated side pathway with locked gate leads front. There is a pedestrian/cycle access to the rear of the property shared with residents along Willis and Guest Road which is accessed via locked gate on Collier Road.
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Stunning townhouse, certainly on one the best I have seen in Cambridge, I was blown awayStewart Chipchase