A substantial family home in the heart of Southville and overlooking the River Avon.
Perfectly positioned, equidistant to North Street and Wapping Wharf, is this significant five/six bedroom home with flexible accommodation spread across five floors. The property was built in 1873 and in recent years has been upgraded and remodelled, creating a modern sanctuary behind the Victorian façade. Beyond, a welcoming entrance hall leads to the bay-fronted sitting room at the front elevation with a number of period features including cornicing, picture rails, Victorian skirting boards, architrave and wood burning stove. Shutters have been fitted to the front bay window, creating privacy whilst allowing ample natural light to pour in. This room opens into a spacious dining room where the period features continue including the aforementioned picture rails, cornicing and cast iron radiator. A flexible space which could also be used as a play room or secondary TV room. Double doors provide a perfect flow into the open-plan kitchen/breakfast room generous in scale and the fulcrum of the home. This space is light-filled due to its southerly orientation. Well-equipped with a range of wall and base units, integrated dishwasher, double oven and microwave, gas hob and extractor above. A separate utility cupboard includes space for the washing facilities. At the rear of the kitchen, a set of bi-fold doors open out to the south-facing garden, enabling a perfect flow to the outdoor dining space. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful WC beneath the staircase.
Two/three bedrooms can be found on the first floor, including a generously proportioned and bay-fronted bedroom at the front elevation, served by a luxury en-suite shower room. A family bathroom serves the remaining two bedrooms on this level with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin. There are three further bedrooms across the two upper levels including a guest suite on the top floor, with eaves storage and excellent solar gain via three Velux windows above which also provide far-reaching views across Bristol and towards Cabot Tower, Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Wills Memorial building. A useful WC and basin are found on the second level.
The lower ground floor is currently divided into three different zones; a gym, wine cellar and store room. A flexible space with endless options including self-contained access and separating this from the main residence, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The enclosed rear garden is low-maintenance and south-facing, enjoying natural light throughout much of the day. This space is well-connected and creates a space that is almost part of the home interior. An artificial lawn and decked area provide the perfect space for al fresco dining and there is plenty of space to the side elevation.
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A truly unique home in the heart of Southville with breath-taking views from the higher levels. I love the light-filled kitchen/breakfast room the bi-fold doors blur the boundaries between indoors and out, making this a very sociable space.Troy Budd