1950s detached family home, in an elevated position in a prestigious location.
7 Hill Brow is a detached house set within a substantial level plot, in a prestigious elevated location. The property has been in the same ownership since it was built in the 1950s by two architects as their bespoke family home. Its design is typical of the post- war mid-century modern era, and the property retains many fascinating original features, including louvre doors and an elegant Portuguese tile floor in the dining room. Its location and plot are ideal, and the property offers its next owners an excellent opportunity to upgrade or remodel to create the perfect home.
It was significantly extended over time, and is arranged over two floors, with a split level ground floor comprising an entrance hall with cloakroom, a study with roof light, a sitting room with fireplace and views from the bay window, an inner hall with a built-in inlaid dresser and glass serving hatch creating a bespoke room divide, a dining room with underheated tiled floor and doors to the rear terrace, a kitchen with solid wood fitted units and space for a breakfast table, and a utility/boiler room. There is covered outside access from the kitchen to the garaging and outbuilding.
On the first floor the principal suite has a dressing area fitted with beautiful wood wardrobes, bedroom with vanity units and an en suite bathroom; there are far-reaching views from the bedroom across the city to the sea. There are four further bedrooms, bedroom two has sea views, and all have built in cupboards. These rooms are served by a family bathroom, with a storage cupboard (formerly a WC) completing the first floor.
The outside space is a particular feature, offering a slightly wider plot than most of its neighbours and being mainly level. There are two driveways at the front, offering off-street parking either side of the lawn. The garaging has electronically operated doors at the front and at the rear.
The garden has been landscaped into distinct areas: adjoining the dining room is a terrace and lawn, sheltered by a brick wall. Beyond lies the swimming pool and formal lawn, bordered by exceptionally well-stocked flower beds, creating a superb spot to relax and entertain. There is a detached brick and timber outbuilding offering pool and equipment storage, a garden room and an outside WC.
The northeastern flank of the garden offers a greenhouse, fruit cage and vegetable beds, with a walled garden leading round to the site of the former swimming pool hut, the small ornamental pond and back to the formal gardens.
About 0.30 of an acre.
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This house has many fantastic features, I think what I like most about it is the position - great views to the front and a large, level garden to the rear make it a really exciting opportunity.Rohan VinesProperty agent