023 9273 5558

Kent Road, Southsea | 3 bedrooms | £685,000

Description

This Grade II listed, double fronted Georgian terraced house is a striking example of the flair and style of the 'Father of Southsea', Thomas Ellis Owen, built circa 1837 and owned by his family right through to 1891. Having changed ownership only a handful of times since then, the property has remained predominantly in the possession of the current owner's family since 1921. With clean lines and symmetry typical of the age, arch topped picture windows and a grandness befitting its history, the property is nestled behind a boundary wall shared with six other properties (also known as 'Queen's Terrace'). The house enjoys an expansive garden, space for parking multiple vehicles and quiet seclusion not often found so close to the centre of Southsea. From 2007, the current owner undertook a complete renovation with a detailed and sympathetic schedule of works to shore up the property for the future whilst retaining the period charm. The roof structure was replaced with new Welsh slates on modern felt together with new leadwork. The party walls were repaired, the adjoining chimneys rebuilt, all floors boards and joists replaced with modern timber and new bespoke windows and frames made identical to the originals (with the exception of the two entrance level reception windows which remained). The electrical and plumbing systems were also replaced along with damp and water proofing to the lower levels. The exhaustive renovation was carried out to the standard of regulations of the time and in accordance with planning consents, building regulation and listed building consent. The internal accommodation comprises; from the front door, an entrance hall giving way to matching reception rooms on either side, versatile in their design and equally suitable for use as extra bedrooms. The lower ground floor is now an open plan space with a modern fitted kitchen and island plus ample space for dining, and a lounge area. This room also gives access to a small courtyard at the rear and doors leading to stairs at the front of the property, back to the patio and front garden. The former coal hole is now a utility space with W.C. The mezzanine level leading to the first floor holds a cloakroom and the first floor itself offers three double bedrooms and a spacious four-piece bathroom suite. With its character, history, location, land and parking, properties of this calibre are rare to the market and so an early inspection is recommended and offers invited circa £700,000.

ENTRANCE HALL
Wall mounted contemporary panel radiator, stairs leading down to the lower ground floor, stairs leading up to the first mezzanine landing, doors to drawing room and sitting room.

RECEPTION ROOM 1
Front aspect feature floor arched window with sliding sash window, feature fireplace with gas fire inset, point for wall lights, wall mounted contemporary panel radiator, telephone connection point, television connection point.

RECEPTION ROOM 2
Front aspect feature floor arched window with sliding sash window, feature fireplace with gas fire inset, point for wall lights, wall mounted contemporary panel radiator, telephone connection point, television connection point, stairs leading down to the lower ground floor.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / DINING / FAMILY ROOM
Front aspect French doors leading out and up to the patio area, front aspect window, rear aspect feature picture window overlooking rear courtyard. Range of contemporary fronted eye and base level units with granite work surfaces over, under slung one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, recessed halogen spotlights, three wall mounted contemporary panel radiators, television connection point, telephone connection point, ceramic tiled flooring, under floor electric heating, door to:

UTILITY ROOM
Sink inset slate work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine, WC, window, ceramic tiled flooring, point for wall lights.

REAR LOBBY
Door to boiler cupboard housing Valliant boiler and shelving. Wall mounted extractor, recessed halogen spotlights. French doors opening onto;

COURTYARD
Laid to patio

MEZZANINE LANDING
Rear aspect window, door to cloakroom, stairs to main landing.

CLOAKROOM
Wall hung WC with concealed cistern, rear aspect window, wall hung wash hand basin with feature mirrored taps, ceramic tiled flooring, wall mounted radiator, linen cupboard.

FIRST FLOOR

FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Loft hatch, doors to all bedrooms and bathroom.

MASTER BEDROOM
Two front aspect sliding sash wooden framed windows, wall mounted contemporary panel radiator, telephone connection point, television connection point.

BEDROOM TWO
Loft hatch, front aspect sliding sash wooden framed window, wall mounted contemporary panel radiator, telephone connection point, television connection point.

BEDROOM THREE
Side aspect window, wall mounted contemporary panel radiator.

BATHROOM
Wall hung WC with concealed cistern, bath with wall mounted taps over, shower cubicle with glass fronted door, double wash hand basins with contemporary style mixer taps, ceramic tiled flooring, under floor heating, rear aspect arched window, recessed halogen spotlights, feature mirrored wall, tiled splash back surrounds.

GARDENS
To the front of the property there is a secluded private garden comprising an area of patio, an expanse of lawn surround by mature shrub and flower borders, mature trees and a boundary wall. A separate area, partly laid to shingle, partly to lawn offers off road parking space for multiple vehicles and greenhouse/potting shed.

Floorplan

Location