PROPERTY SUMMARY In a prized enclave close to Stokes Bay, the prestigious Crescent Road terrace of Regency homes and Heritage Gardens sits an impressive Grade II Listed home with all the original details of the 19th Century home but with the modern comforts of a sensitively restored family home. This is a classical townhouse with 5948 sq ft of living space arranged over four floors and includes garaging. There are many elegant features including a 27' reception hall with impressive staircase rising to a large central landing, the primary rooms face to the rear overlooking the garden and have far reaching views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The most famous, former owner of this imposing home was Lord Wakefield (1859 – 1941) founder of the Castrol Oil Company. During his life time it was gifted in 1931 to the National Children's Home before returning to its former glory and being sensitively restored to appreciate the framework of a Grade II Listed building. When you purchase a property of this historical interest, you are buying more than just a family home in an enviable position, you are a custodian, preserving a little slice of history for the next generation. Reputability designed by the local, highly regarded architect, Thomas Ellis Owen, this home forms part of one of the south coast primary Regency Crescents.
The accommodation comprises; reception hall with three further reception rooms, utility room and cloakroom on the entrance level with three bedrooms, the master having an en-suite dressing room and family bathroom on the first floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor. The lower ground floor has two further reception rooms, fully fitted kitchen, breakfast room, gym, steam room and utility areas. This individual, character home has a great deal of charm and character, having some flagstone and wooden flooring, sash style windows, high skirting boards, panelled doors and coving as well as allocated car parking, a garage and an enclosed southerly facing garden.
Alverstoke itself has a feeling of a village within a city, with local shopping amenities, pubs, tea room and church, for the commuters this aesthetically pleasing Crescent location is situated under eight miles from the A/M27 whilst the passenger ferry provides access to Portsmouth with its highly regarded private schools, Gunwharf Quays retail outlets and restaurants and the Southsea Victorian waterfront. From Portsmouth Harbour mainline railway station to London Waterloo takes approximately 1hr 45 minutes. Early internal viewing is strongly recommended in order appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer.
ENTRANCE Off Stephenson Close is a private road leading to pillared entrance and tarmac driveway, further pillared entrance with high walls leading to garaging, car parking spaces and bin storage and turning area. Stone pathway with box hedge to either side, shingled areas with paving stones, outside power points, original external bell system, arched opening with twin storm doors and stone steps, twin large doors with arched glazed panels over leading to:
FOYER 10' 1" x 6' 8" (3.07m x 2.03m) High ceiling with original coving, stone flooring, dado rail, twin doors with glazed panels leading to:
ELEGANT RECEPTION HALL 27' 2" x 22' 8" (8.28m x 6.91m) High ceilings measuring approximately 10'6" in height, ceiling roses, cornicing and coving, picture rail, stone flooring, feature archway with cornicing and curved walls, dado rail, feature curved wall with matching curved doors providing access to primary rooms, two radiators, feature architraves and high doorways, balustrade curved staircase rising to first floor with galleried landing over, tall stained leadlight glazed window to side aspect, power points, original curved door and wall leading to butlers scullery.
FORMAL DINING ROOM / STUDY 19' 5" x 16' 1" (5.92m x 4.9m) Twin sash style windows overlooking garden with low sills, high ceiling with rose and coving, picture rail, painted wooden panelling to ¾ height with Lincrusta finish over and Anaglypta wallpapered ceiling, hidden high level lighting, power points, gloss tiled flooring with underfloor heating, high skirting boards, radiator with shelving over, internal door leading to staircase to lower ground floor, dimmer switch, power points, large built-in storage cupboards, one housing 'Vaillant' boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested), further storage cupboard and shelving.
DRAWING ROOM 22' 2" x 15' 10" (6.76m x 4.83m) Twin sash style windows to front aspect with shutters, door to hallway, high ceilings with ornate coving and Lincrusta finish over picture rail level, two radiators, wooden flooring, central fire surround with arched inlay and tiled hearth, ornate mirror and shelf over and pillars to either side, boxed in 'Panasonic' T.V. with remote control lid, door leading to outer lobby, square opening with column pillars leading to:
SITTING ROOM 16' 1" x 14' 5" (4.9m x 4.39m) Feature sash style windows to front aspect overlooking garden with shutters, wooden flooring, high ceiling with ornate coving and Lincrusta finish over picture rail, feature arched surround fireplace with granite hearth and wood surround with pillars, radiator, dado rail, wall up-lighters, power points, architraves, power points.
OUTER LOBBY Tiled flooring, door leading to rear garden.
BUTLERS SCULLERY Cloaks hanging area, vinyl flooring, leadlight stained glass window, alcove with covered shelving under, opening to:
UTILITY AREA Radiator, ceiling spotlights, integrated fridge and freezer with matching doors, inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, space and plumbing for washing machine, power points, under unit lighting, brush steel 'T' bar handles, range of cupboards, door to:
CLOAKROOM Low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tongue and grooved panelling to half wall level with shelf over, radiator, tiled flooring, high ceiling approximately 12'6" with high level plate rack over, double glazed frosted glass windows, ceiling coving.
PRIMARY LANDING 17' 8" x 14' 7" (30'10" max) (5.38m x 4.44m) Galleried balustrade overlooking staircase with feature leadlight arched topped window to side aspect, radiator, doors to primary rooms, ceiling coving, picture rail, high skirting boards, wooden flooring, arched opening leading to inner landing, further doorway and staircase rising to the top floor with window to front aspect, built-in airing cupboard with boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested) to the upper section.
BEDROOM 5 15' 2" x 10' 2" decreasing to 6'8" (4.62m x 3.1m) Sash window overlooking driveway with radiator under, narrow double doored built-in storage cupboard with shelving, access to loft space, ceiling coving, picture rail, power points, panelled door, interlinking door to:
BEDROOM 2 16' 2" x 13' 0" (4.93m x 3.96m) Twin sash style windows overlooking driveway, garage and garden, radiator, power points, panelled door, picture rail, ceiling coving, dado rail.
BATHROOM Feature curved wall, leadlight stained glass window to side aspect, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with hand grips, tongue and groove panelling to three walls to dado rail level, radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE Door from landing leading to:
DRESSING ROOM 16' 2" x 6' 9" to front of built-in wardrobes (4.93m x 2.06m) Comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes to one wall with high level cupboards over, sash style window to front aspect with outstanding views over gardens opposite towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight with radiator under, twin doors leading to bathroom, dimmer switch, picture rail, dado rail, ceiling coving, twin doors leading to:
BEDROOM 1 15' 5" x 15' 5" (4.7m x 4.7m) Sash style window to front aspect with views over gardens towards the Solent and Isle of Wight with radiator under, ceiling coving, picture rail, dado rail, twin doors to dressing room, power points.
FEATURE BATHROOM 16' 7" x 6' 8" (5.05m x 2.03m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking gardens towards the Isle of Wight twin doors to dressing room, large wet room style shower area with drying area to one end, drench style hood and separate shower attachment with shower screen, chrome heated towel rail, double ended bath with wall mounted tap and shower attachment, close coupled w.c. with twin flush, contemporary style wash hand basin with mixer tap and drawers under with shelving to one side, tiled splashback, mirror with lighting.
INNER LANDING Doorway with staircase to top floor, further built-in cupboard with shelving.
TOP FLOOR LANDING Ceiling coving with high ceiling, radiator, spotlights, sash style window and twin low level doors leading to roof terrace, dado rail, doors to primary rooms.
BEDROOM 3 17' 0" x 11' 6" maximum (5.18m x 3.51m) Sash style window to front aspect with outstanding views over roof tops and Stokes Bay towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight, panelled door, surround fireplace with cast iron inlay and tiles, built-in double doored wardrobe to one side, ceiling coving, picture rail, dado rail, power points, radiator.
BEDROOM 4 18' 4" x 10' 5" (5.59m x 3.18m) Sash style window to front aspect with outstanding views over roof tops and Stokes Bay, the Solent and the Isle of Wight, ceiling coving, picture rail, dado rail, panelled door, radiator, power points, access via extendable ladder leading to boarded roof space with electric lighting.
BATHROOM 18' 4" x 8' 7" (5.59m x 2.62m) 18'4" x 8'7" incorporating dressing area to one end, tiled flooring, ceiling coving, panelled door to hallway, radiator, power points, arched opening leading to bathroom. White suite comprising; panelled bath with hand grips, low level w.c, tongue and grooved panelling to ¼ wall level with cornicing and panelling over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, radiator, tiled flooring, shower cubicle with panelled door, ceiling coving and spotlights, sash style window to front aspect overlooking rooftops towards Stokes Bay, the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR Accessible via a stone staircase from the reception hallway & study leads down to split level lower ground floor.
FAMILY ROOM 27' 2" x 18' 0" (22'8" max) (8.28m x 5.49m) Ceiling height 7'3", flagstone flooring, two radiators, ceiling spotlights, doors to primary rooms with a number of utility rooms off.
INNER LOBBY Matching stone flooring, spring style heated towel rail, door to gym & steam room.
GYM 18' 10" x 15' 11" (5.74m x 4.85m) Ceiling height 8'7", high level window, sash style window to front aspect, ceiling coving and spotlights, built-in storage cupboard housing heating system for steam room, double radiator, power points, dimmer switch.
STEAM ROOM Fully ceramic tiled with curved roof, spotlights, drench style hood and seating area, extractor fan, glazed panelled door.
UTILITY ROOM Range of wall and floor units with work surface over, brushed steel 'T' bar handles, storage cupboards and drawer units, flagstone flooring, leading to:
WORKSHOP AREA Matching storage cupboards with shelving, electric meter consumer box incorporating fuse box, doorway leading to cupboard front outside space, cold water tap, to the rear of this is a glazed door leading to covered outer area with glazed panelled roof and central opener.
CLOAKROOM Low ceiling with window to side aspect, wall mounted wash hand basin, low level w.c, tiled flooring.
FAMILY DINING ROOM 15' 2" x 15' 1" (4.62m x 4.6m) Grey check flooring, ceiling height of approximately 8'0" with spotlights, arched windows to front aspect with sliding sash to centre and large stone sill, radiator, panelled door, borrowed light window to family room.
STUNNING KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 2" x 15' 7" (6.45m x 4.75m) Luxurious contemporary style with black glass to walls, approximate ceiling height 8'0", twin sash style windows to front aspect, ceiling spotlights, granite work surface with two inset sinks, one with waste disposal system, matching grey check tiled flooring, chrome fronted power points, pelmet lighting, inset 'Siemens' hob with funnel style extractor hood over, two taller units with range of shelving, integrated 'AEG' dishwasher and freezer, further tall pull out units with soft close mechanism, raised fridge with matching door, eye-level twin 'Neff' ovens and twin 'Neff' microwaves and cupboard drawers under, opening to family room, underfloor heating, radiators.
OUTSIDE To the rear is an enclosed garden with original brick wall and pedestrian gateway leading onto Crescent Road. The garden is laid to lawn with path border, arched seating area, soldier railings and steps leading down to lower ground floor, fence panelling to either side with mature shrubs, evergreens and bushes.
To the front is a car parking area enclosed by a high brick retaining wall and brick pillars with coping stones over, leading to turning and parking area with one allocated car parking space.
GARAGE 18' 1" increasing 20'8" x 15' 2" (5.51m x 4.62m) Remote controlled automatic roller up and over door, pitched roof, electric lighting and power points.