An elegant and beautifully restored Grade II* listed detached property, set within a leafy residential area close to the city centre.
Pennsylvania Crescent is conveniently situated within a quiet and leafy residential area less than half a mile of the city centre and consists of just five elegant detached Grade II* houses which date from the early 19th century. In recent years this classic south facing Regency house has undergone a comprehensive and most sympathetic restoration programme whereby modern day creature comforts combine perfectly with the numerous hallmarks associated of its time. Rendered walls under a slate roof, this stunning property offers, well- proportioned and beautifully presented accommodation. The principal accommodation is arranged over three floors whilst an extensive storage area on the lower ground floor, with binned cellar, could so easily lend itself to an independent self-contained apartment. (Subject to the necessary planning consent).
From the reception hall a beautifully crafted staircase leads to the first and second floors whilst doors lead into an elegant coved ceiling drawing room with shuttered French doors onto an attractive canopied veranda with iron trellis supports. The bow ended sitting room is a most attractive room with many lovely features. Each of the rooms have fireplaces with impressive marble surrounds.
The bespoke kitchen, by Tom Howley, is beautifully made and extremely well appointed, furnished with a range of base units under granite work surfaces with matching wall units over. Built in appliances include a 3 oven gas Aga, induction hob, fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen opens into a stunning breakfast room where views over the enclosed walled garden can be enjoyed. Matching bespoke units provide additional storage and each of the rooms benefit from under floor heating.
Ancillary rooms include a cloakroom and a most useful utility/boot room.
The house is set well back from the pavement and is separated by a neat lawn edged by a sweeping pathway leading to the front door. The garden gate is set within a large hedge, which adds to the overall sense of privacy. The restored canopied veranda with trellis supports provides an area in which to enjoy this part of the garden. The pathway continues, passing the impressive entrance and front door, leading into a beautifully landscaped enclosed garden. Level lawns are complemented by well stocked flower beds, host to a variety of plants and shrubs whilst steps lead up to a delightful pergola and area of raised vegetable beds. Trees include apple, pear, quince and other specimen varieties. Immediately behind the property a sheltered terrace, with French doors opening into the breakfast room, provides a delightful spot in which to enjoy alfresco dining or evening sundowners. There is a brick outhouse and a more substantial outbuilding arranged over two floors which provides twin garages. They are accessed via a short side lane which runs along the side of the property. Above the garages there is a good sized workshop which is accessed via the garden. This property has a quarter share of The Green, an extensive garden on the opposite side of the lane. The Green is a wonderful secluded oasis in the city and is full of mature trees, shrubs and even a thicket of bamboo. It provides a lovely peaceful retreat which is enclosed, private and can only be only accessed by residence of the Crescent.
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An elegant and beautifully restored Grade II* listed detached property, close to Exeter city centreChris Clifford