Versatile 4 Bedroom Home, Exclusive Garden and Off Street Parking.
Livet House is an imposing granite townhouse designed by George Coutts to an Arts and Crafts 'double villa' style. Dating back to 1894, this historic substantial semi-detached townhouse has been converted into just two properties. Spanning two floors and with its own lovely garden, this duplex property certainly feels more than a spacious self contained apartment. There is the perfect blend of old meets new: period features include high ceilings, original oversized timber doors, wood panelling, picture rails, ceiling rose, cornice work, deep skirting and two fireplaces with open fires, while in 2007 the lower level extension was created to form a more contemporary living space.
Storm style doors open into the vestibule with sole and exclusive access to the property with tiled floor. Particularly spacious and impressive is the hallway with oak panelling to picture rail height. An elegant drawing room has a large front facing window and an open fireplace. Formal space is created within the delightful dining room which has a wonderful aspect over the sheltered rear garden. Again with a similar aspect is the principal bedroom suite. This comprises a double bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room with white WC and wash basin along with a mains operated shower. There is useful secondary external access with a side facing front door. The ground floor level is completed by a main bathroom comprising three piece white suite with over-the-bath mains water shower and backup electric shower.
The lower floor displays the more contemporary element of the property. A carpeted staircase passes a leaded glass window. At the heart of the home is the superb dining kitchen. This area is flooded with natural light and patio doors bring the outdoors in with access into the delightful garden. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of base, drawer and wall cabinets complemented by polished granite worksurfaces. A central island allows for casual breakfast/eating space. There are two sinks. Appliances include a Cannon range cooker with six burner gas hob, a Neff integrated and concealed dishwasher and side by side fridge-freezer which is plumbed for filtered water. An open archway provides a useful addition of a walk in pantry with floor to ceiling larder style units along with base and drawer units. On open plan to the kitchen is a spacious dining area. The wet room is extremely stylish and fully tiled with a white WC, wash basin and a drench style rainfall shower. The fourth double bedroom is currently used as a cosy sitting room with its tall window overlooking the garden, and catching the afternoon sun. This room has a home office work station Bedroom two reaches right through to the front of the house, with a particularly generous bay window and fitted window seat. There is a decorative fireplace and generous fitted wardrobes. Bedroom three, with built in wardrobe, is currently fitted with a removable home office setup. Adjacent to the ground floor is the former Scullery which is now a smart laundry room plumbed for an automatic washing machine and vented for a tumble dryer, and which has ample space for everyday domestic tasks.
The house is connected to 1 GB Fibre distributed throughout the house providing high speed internet access across all rooms.
13 King's Gate benefits from exclusive ownership of a large, private, south facing enclosed and sheltered rear garden bound by stone walls creating a very safe space for pets or children. Additional access is provided at the side of the property. This wonderfully peaceful area is really an oasis in the city with a centrepiece circular lawn. There are landscaped borders, flower beds and pathways. The front has off street parking.
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I love the elegance of the drawing room and the informal space of the dining kitchen. The patio doors open into a wonderful exclusive garden space as the perfect alfresco spot.Fiona GormleyProperty agent