An elegant Georgian townhouse with garden and parking, within the city walls.
96 Watergate Street is a superb Georgian three storey townhouse, Grade II listed it dates from 1783.
Over the past five years the current owners have undertaken a scheme of refurbishment to include replacement kitchen, bathrooms, utility room and remodelling of the garden. The project has been carried out to an impeccable standard and the overall result is elegant, stylish and sophisticated with clean lines and a contemporary feel, however, retaining the integrity of the period building.
Many of the original period features have been retained including decorative cornicing and coving, a wonderful original staircase and most of the original floors have been retained. The accommodation is well balanced with the fantastic proportions and high ceilings indicative of the period.
Entry to the property is via a solid wooden front door opening into a spacious vestibule which in turn opens into an elegant reception hall, both these areas have a stunning tiled floor.
On the ground floor is a beautiful sitting/media room with sash windows, original wood floor and feature fireplace and gas fire. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful space for the family to congregate and for entertaining. It has been cleverly designed to combine an abundance of concealed storage with a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic. There is a central island and breakfast bar, integrated appliances.
Beyond the dining area is a beautiful full length bay window leading out to the garden and extending the entertaining space.
At the end of the hallway is a well equipped utility room, a WC/cloakroom and access out to the garden. There are two large cellar rooms which provide useful storage but, subject to the appropriate planning permission, could be suitable for a variety of uses including a gym or cinema room.
On the first floor is a stylish formal drawing room and with three large sash windows this is a particularly bright room. Also on this floor is the master bedroom with en suite, and the family bathroom. On the second floor there are three more bedrooms and a shower room.
Through a concealed door, stairs lead up to the third floor which houses the large attic, currently used as storage this space could again be used as a fifth bedroom or a studio. A particularly charming feature of this room is the roof terrace with views across the city skyline.
The courtyard garden is paved and provides an excellent outdoor entertaining space. The garden is designed to be very easy to maintain. Beyond the garden is parking for three cars, something of a rarity in the city centre.
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To find such a stylish, spacious, city centre property is a real rarity and an opportunity not to be missed. This stunning house ticks every box, wonderful proportions, parking and an easy to maintain garden.Pauline Kay