An exceptional city duplex apartment with split level living of around 1665 sq. ft. and a private parking space.
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 in 2010 and beautifully converted into 12 appealing apartments.
Entered from a secure communal entrance, the apartment's front door opens into an impressive entrance lobby with a dramatic first impression of a substantial yet elegant original staircase sweeping up to the first floor level. Not to dismiss the usability of the ground floor entrance lobby, there is sufficient space for a home office or gym, and with the tall windows there is an abundance of natural light. The main accommodation centralises around the long first floor hallway, which also allows for an impressive amount usability, such as the current freestanding shelving arrangement. The bedrooms both have a light and airy feel, with tall west facing sash windows. Each bedroom has a generous amount of fitted wardrobe space and access to a luxurious bathroom suite or shower room. The main living room is magnificent, with its high ceiling and wide bay window which draws in the morning and afternoon sunlight; a door leads through to the adjoining kitchen, fitted with a full range of units and integrated appliances. The kitchen also has the space for a table and chairs. There is a drying cupboard, and separate utility appliances are conveniently plumbed into a cupboard off the hallway.
The apartment has one private allocated parking space directly to the front of the property, as well as access to a secure bike store and a storage lock-up. Further storage can be found via communal basement access.
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A fabulous interior, with the original staircase sweeping to the main accommodation.Jon Lacey