Exceptional period house located a short distance from the City and railway station.
The house is a stunning family residence dating back to around 1860 and offers a wonderful blend of classical elegance and modern versatility. The current owner bought the property in 2012, when it was in need of major modernisation. Following two years of major, yet sympathetic renovation, which included reinstating many of the original period features, the property now enjoys the splendour and charm it would have had when it was originally built. There has also been the addition of an exquisite orangery style extension and a fabulous redesigned garden which incorporates an Alitex garden to soak up the glorious Southerly rays. Plus, for the practical essence of day to day living, gated access to a gravel area with off street parking for two cars.
From the moment you walk into the large and welcoming entrance hall, you will note the exquisite attention to detail of the ornamental plasterwork, cornicing, coving and many other period features that the current owner has carefully researched and reinstated throughout this glorious home by specialists Hayles and Howe. The ground floor has two main reception rooms, a dining room and a drawing room. The drawing room has a glorious Carrara marble fire surround and slate hearth by Vokes and Beck. The smaller garden sitting room has delightful views across the garden.
To the rear of the property there is a fabulous open plan kitchen through to orangery. The Harvey Jones kitchen is fitted with a range of units and appliances. The dining/living space of the orangery has a lantern roof created by David Salisbury with doors leading on to the garden terrace. For the day to day convenience, there is a utility/boot room and cloakroom. From a the restored original wooden staircase to a galleried first floor landing, there are four good sized bedrooms, three of which are of generous double proportions. The main bathroom and en suite have been redesigned with Imperial fittings.
The garden enjoys a Southerly aspect and benefitted from a full makeover and redesign in 2015/2016 with the addition of an Alitex greenhouse (with internal lighting and electrics). There is external lighting, electric power points and a water supply. The upper patio adjacent to the orangery has large riven slate tiles providing an wonderful space for al fresco dining. The property has access to a private garage (internal power supply and lighting) and further gated access through to a gravelled area of off road parking for two cars.
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Buckingham House is outstanding. As soon as you walk through the front door, you get a real feeling that the house has received the very best possible attention to detail. One of the finest larger homes within the desired proximity to the High Street and railway station.Jon Lacey