Exceptional and wonderfully spacious period townhouse with a stunning south-west facing garden and detached studio.
Erie House is an immaculately presented and impressive period house, with a generous south-west facing garden and a delightful, detached former stable, now used as an effective studio and office.
Believed to date from around 1830, the building is Grade II listed for special architectural and historic interest and retains many wonderful historic features. It is praised by Pevsner as a "good example of the style".
Traditionally built of Suffolk white brick with a slate roof, the house is very handsome, with sash windows and a Doric porch.
Our clients conducted a comprehensive renovation and restoration in 2015 to create a superb and comfortable family home.
Internally, the accommodation flows exceptionally well, with well-proportioned, light-filled rooms with high ceilings and underfloor heating throughout.
The front door opens on to the entrance hall; doors off which lead to the elegant drawing room, sitting room and through to the dining room. There is a contemporary shower room and stairs leading up to the first floor and down to the large cellars.
The double aspect drawing room has wonderfully wide wooden floorboards, a wood burning stove and original cornicing. Contemporary French windows lead out to the terrace while the sash windows retain their original shutters.
The facing sitting room provides a more relaxed space, with a gas fire and a dual aspect. The dining room has a bay window and exposed brickwork.
The bespoke kitchen is an excellent, bright room, with ample storage, larder and an island. There is a second staircase to the first floor accommodation and the original Victorian butler bell, which has been restored.
Beyond the kitchen is the breakfast room, with separate French doors out to the terrace and garden. There are useful bespoke shelves and cupboards, and an integrated fridge.
The first floor comprises four double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. The triple aspect principal bedroom is especially fine, with views over the garden and towards St Mary's Church.
There is a further carpeted attic room on the second floor, ideal for additional storage or a relaxation hideaway.
Erie House is set within about a quarter of an acre and has superb, south-west facing gardens.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a substantial terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, with a water feature.
An attractive, red-brick, former stable has been converted into a fully insulated studio and home office/study.
The walled garden consists of areas of lawn, flower beds, mature trees and further decking.
There is ample parking to the side of the property.
Erie House is an exceptionally handsome period house, which has been superbly restored to create a wonderful, comfortable family home. I especially love the remarkably generous garden - rare for a town location - and charming red-brick studio and office.Alexander McNabProperty agent