Elegant and impressive landmark Edwardian house on the edge of Muster Green, with no onward chain.
Set behind mature trees and hedges on the edge of the prestigious Muster Green, Apsley House is one of Haywards Heath's landmark properties: a handsome Edwardian home dating from 1912, with very attractive wisteria-clad double-fronted façade, tall chimney stacks and an elegant pedimented porch.
The house has been the subject of comprehensive refurbishment during our clients' ownership, resulting in a well-appointed house that is both stylish and also a comfortable, much-loved family home. The house extends to a generous 4,072 square feet (approx.), with points of note including an excellent open plan kitchen and dining room, traditional style bathroom suites with Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware, replacement double glazed windows, some original wooden flooring, reproduction period style radiators, and classic period features including working fireplaces, picture rails and decorative cornicing.
The floor plan gives an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation, though there are many features worthy of particular note. Solid wood double doors open to an enclosed porch, from which a glazed inner door opens to the spacious reception and staircase hall, which has the original stripped wood floor. The elegant, light and bright drawing room is triple aspect with a bay window overlooking the garden, and features an attractive recessed stone fireplace as its focal point.
The kitchen and dining room is a spacious room featuring a cast iron fireplace, clever zoned lighting to define separate areas and beautiful walnut flooring. The kitchen is fitted with a range of white gloss units and a central island, with streamline Corian worktops and a number of high-end integrated appliances; glazed double doors open to the adjoining snug and bi-fold doors open to the garden terrace. Lying off the kitchen is a utility room, in turn leading to a series of original Edwardian store rooms, including a boiler room, Butler's pantry and WC. The versatile games room lies beyond, with doors opening to both the front and rear of the house, and to the integral double garage. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
There are three large and beautifully presented bedrooms on the first floor including the principal suite, reached by its own entrance hall it comprises a generous bedroom fitted with a range of deep wardrobes and features a freestanding slipper bath with waterfall tap, together with a well-fitted dressing room and a generous shower room with double-head shower, bidet and twin basins. The other bedrooms are served by a large family bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower cubicle and twin basins.
There are three additional bedrooms are on the second floor, together with a large sitting/play room, ideal for older children. The second floor bedrooms are all charming vaulted rooms, two having wonderful far-reaching views over the townscape to the north and beyond.
Apsley House is well set back from the road, screened to the front by hedgerows, mature trees and a lawn with specimen trees including mulberry, almond, magnolia and ornamental cherry. Gates open to an impressive part gravel/part block paved driveway and parking area, in the centre of which is a central turning circle with stone urn and rose bushes. A large timber shed with power connected offers garden storage.
A gate set into a brick archway opens to the western side of the house where there is a detached timber gym/home office, which has heating and power connected.
To the rear of the house, with bi-fold doors opening from the kitchen, is a large raised decked terrace offering an excellent spot for dining al fresco; steps descend to a further stone terrace extending across the rear of the house and to the well-tended level lawn, which is well enclosed by high yew and leylandii hedging giving an excellent degree of privacy for such a centrally-located house. To the north-eastern corner is a further area of garden, screened by the terrace and planted with fruit trees, an ideal place for a children's play area.
In all, about 0.43 of an acre.
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I've driven past this house hundreds of times and have always admired its elegance. The interior doesn't disappoint! The space is really impressive and beautifully presented. It really is one of Haywards Heath's finest houses.Jason North