Award Winning 4/5 double bedroom detached house of unique design commanding stunning views across St Ives Bay just a stone's throw away from Porthminster Beach
Originally built around 1800 and re-built in 1920 Old Tresco House was renovated and extended in the late eighties when it was short listed for the RIBA National awards (1 of 18 listed alongside the Lloyds of London Building, The Clore Gallery & the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford). Designed to exploit the stunning sea and coastal views enjoyed from all the principle rooms and capitalise on the intimacy of the walled gardens to the south side of the house. The interior whilst modern has significant influence from the Art Deco period. Handmade door & window architraves, moulded skirting boards, ceiling roses, coved ceiling mouldings, exposed wooden trusses and iron tension members along with individual hand built double glazed windows with leaded stained glasswork to the fan lights, internal screens and external doors designed by Canadian Artist Cathleen Greenan.
The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with the ground floor comprising of an Entrance porch leading to a spacious hall off which there are two large en-suite double bedrooms and a half wood panelled sitting room/study with an attractive fireplace all with uninterrupted views out across St Ives Bay.
On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms, one with a fireplace and both with views over St Ives Bay, family bathroom, cloakroom, large double aspect living room with a vaulted ceiling with views out across St Ives Bay and to the rear over the garden. The modern kitchen dining room has a vaulted ceiling and broad south facing semi-octagonal bay window overlooking the rear gardens with stained glass doors opening on to the rear paved patio and gardens.
A turned pine staircase leads to the second floor studio which has part stained glass quarter lights looking into the living room and kitchen, significant eaves storage space and windows to all four elevations providing ample light and views over the town, beach, harbour and St Ives Bay.
GARDENS & THE EXTERIOR
Accessed from the rear patio the utility room is housed in a Granite-Clad Delabole slate roofed barn. Internally there is a quarry tiled floor, large sink, work surfaces and shelving along with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and also the central heating boiler.
A well-established garden on differing levels with mature planting is extremely sunny, being south facing with a broad paved sun terrace extending the full with of the rear of the property with doors from the Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room. The side sun terrace has views across the bay and pathway to the front entrance door. Steps up from the patio to a rose covered pergola leading to a lawned side garden and BBQ area which has a Sail shade. There is also access to the rear via a door onto the lane behind leading via steps up to the main road
There is also a single garage with newly fitted door, below the house on the corner before turning right up to the property.
SERVICES: Mains Water , Mains Drainage, Electricity, Gas Central Heating (Worcester Boiler)
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A unique and impressive 4/5 bedroom family home with stunning views in one of St Ives most sort after locations.George Hill