A unique City duplex with parking.
Austen House dates back to the late 1800's and was formerly a school and the city public reference library. The property was acquired by Beechcroft and resorted to its former glory in 2010 into 12 appealing apartments and this fabulous property which is located to the front of the building.
With its unique style, this duplex apartment has the wonderful accommodation arranged across two spacious floors, with an interior that is both well-appointed and of an excellent decorative order throughout. There are some lovely details and period features, including high ceilings and tall sash windows that allow for an abundance of natural light from the East and South elevations. The entrance to the property can be either via the main building or conveniently from a private terrace door entrance which leads directly into the main living room.
The ground floor entrance hall has a series of storage cupboards and access to a WC with integrated utility space. The living room has a comprehensively fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, an extended work surface that provides an ideal breakfast bar, and a generous seating area for sofa furniture.
The first floor accommodation has useful arrangement of storage cupboards from the landing area and a wonderful double bedroom, that like the ground floor living room, enjoys a double aspect with an open view, with glimpses of cathedral and church towers, the Winchester skyline, and South Downs beyond. The bedroom has an adjoining en suite bathroom.
The property has the exclusive use of a paved terrace area and benefits from allocated parking space directly in front. There is also a communal bin store and secure bike shed, as well as further storage available beneath the main building.
All mains services including drainage, water, electricity and gas. The property is gas centrally heated with thermostatically controlled radiators. The service charge is inclusive of ground rent and all exterior building maintenance and window cleaning, with a helpful and friendly on-site maintenance person available part-time, for this block.
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Austen House is set in a superb city location, ideal for experiencing all that Winchester has to offer.Jon Lacey