Imposing character apartment. Virtual tour available.
Number 12 Austen House is a first floor, period apartment with a wealth of character and architectural features. Austen House dates back to the 1800's and was formally a school and the city's public library. The property was acquired by Beechcroft and converted in 2010 into 13 appealing apartments.
A grand communal entrance gives access to all of the apartments with stairs leading up to number 12. The apartment offers plenty of grandeur, resulting from its wooden floors, high ceilings and a period fireplace in the sitting room. Owing to the ceiling heights and tall windows, there is plenty of natural light and the property is offered in excellent decorative order with the accommodation interestingly arranged on a split level.
The central reception hall has a wooden floor, with the sitting/dining room accessed at the far end with magnificent bay windows. The fitted kitchen leads from the sitting room and is well equipped with a sleek range of granite surfaced units and an area for breakfast, with views over the city. Appliances include a double oven, induction hob, a warming draw, fridge freezer and a dishwasher.
The principal bedroom is a spacious, with a range of built in wardrobes and an excellent en suite bathroom, which includes a bath, separate shower,WC and twin hand wash basins. A few steps lead down from the hall to bedroom two, which also has cupboards and to add character, the stairs lead from the lower level to bedroom three. Communal car parking is available at the front of the building with one space allocated to number 12.
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A most interesting apartment by virtue of the levels and period characteristics, which added to its very convenient central location, sets it above most other apartments.Jon Lacey