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Incredibly finished and full of modern elegance set alongside the original design, this stunning seven/eight-bedroom family home with an independent annex is a real find.
Nestling on the prestigious London Road and round the corner from Knighton Road, this property in Stoneygate is an extremely favoured location within Leicester. When it comes to education, the choice locally is second to none. Leicester High School is five minutes by foot, Beauchamp College and Manor High School are less than three miles away, whilst the University of Leicester is two miles to the north – and if children are just beginning their journey, the award-winning Nursery Rhymes is half a mile away. Leicester Racecourse and Oadby Parade are close by and the beautiful Botanical Gardens of the University of Leicester are a joy to visit. It sits in the most sought-after Leicestershire postcode and is surrounded by open green spaces making it perfect for family life - and with Leicester city centre less than a three-mile commute and excellent rail links close by, it really does have it all.
This handsome red brick late-Victorian villa, built in 1890 and sympathetically renovated, is definitely worth a visit. First impressions when approaching the property are absolutely lovely. Over its history, Kensington has been owned by architects, mill owners, manufacturers to name a few members of Leicester high society – it became a post-war nursing home, before reverting back to a private residence – now becoming a stand-out property in the best of locations.
A fully smart home, this property is filled with intelligent design and solutions. An HDMI matrix is integrated into the fabric of the building, as is the app-controlled intercom system. Everywhere is fully smart device-compatible – from CCTV and alarm systems, to the lighting and excellent internet systems. This property is ready and willing to enhance modern and future family life.
The beautifully imposing black front door, foyer and original parquet-floor entrance hall lead to the living room, dining room, office and open-concept kitchen/breakfast room. The ground floor is also home to a WC and there is access to the annex too – perfect for nipping through with those essentials. The basement is also accessed from the ground floor and has been fully refurbished. It currently houses a gym and steam room but could play host to many other uses. Neutral, classic tones flow throughout, complimenting oodles of original features and bouncing around lots of natural light.
The ground floor keeps its original layout for the most part, with the living and dining rooms providing a haven of tranquillity and calm. Classic wooden tones contrast with neutral décor creating that subtle sense of style this home is full of.
The living room, with original floors and features, and huge windows overlooking the courtyard and outdoor space, is a lovely space for family nights in. Neutral décor showcases its spectacular size and there is plenty of room for sofas and entertainment systems which are fully realised by top of the range, integrated smart technology.
The dining room is a great size, with room for the biggest of tables. A beautiful bay window shares views onto London Road and beyond, whilst casting light over more remarkable original features set within a classic palate of muted colour.
Pop into the office, just right for home or hybrid working – or maybe a music room, craft room or study could be an option for this light and bright space.
The kitchen/breakfast room sits to the rear of the property, flows the full width of the ground floor and is again neutrally decorated. Large windows balance views to the rear outdoor space, letting in oodles of natural light and there is room for a table, just perfect for family meal times. The open plan nature of this multifunctional room really showcases the space and great flow found in this home, giving huge potential for entertaining or simply being able to keep an eye on everyone at the same time. Top of the range appliances nestle within the sleek, white units full of storage solutions. Tiled floors, wooden worktops and beautiful original beams surround the waterfall island (imagine a quiet morning coffee sat here). The high spec finish (including underfloor heating and smart technology) enhances the feeling of elegance sensed throughout this home. It’s a wonderfully welcoming space and ideal for modern family life.
Step back into the wooden-panelled hallway and down into the basement to discover the most amazing space. Fully renovated and refurbished, this underground gem is currently host to a state-of-the-art gym and steam room.
From the hallway leads the beautiful original wooden staircase to the first floor, where the feeling of light and space continues to flow alongside more of those period features. Note the stained glass windows, painstakingly restored by master craftspeople and incredible high ceilings. Four bedrooms plus family bath and shower rooms extend throughout this floor, with two more bedrooms, both en suite, located on the next level.
Bedroom one is a great size and beautifully decorated. A bright double bedroom in the daytime thanks to its beautiful bay window mirroring the one downstairs, its built-in storage is ideal for stashing toys and books as well as clothing. Original features and fireplace are complimented by light tones in the décor - this bedroom has a cool, peaceful feel, just the ticket for a good night’s sleep.
Bedrooms two, three and four are a good size, perfect for a bedroom, nursery or study space. They are light and bright, with plenty of built-in storage, room and space to relax, work, play or bed down for the night. Both also have original fireplaces and features – totally on brand for this property.
The well-appointed, spa-like family bath and shower rooms are able to accommodate the busiest of morning routines.
Pop up those sensational stairs to the second floor where you will find two more bedrooms flooded with natural light and a pair of en suite bathrooms. Neutral décor again balances perfectly with more original characteristics in bedroom five and built-in storage makes the most of every inch. Light pours through the large window with views over the rear garden and beyond and the en suite shower room adds an added level of elegance to this lovely space. Check out the fantastic staircase to the mezzanine – the imagination of design and craftsmanship is extraordinary.
The master suite is a glorious size, with tonnes of space for the biggest of beds and furniture to match. It’s an oasis of calm in a busy world. A classic palate balances beautifully with more restored original features and the room is filled with light. The showstopper en suite shower room is the high of elegance and style. The his and hers vanity unit nestled in a tonne of bespoke storage is offset by the large shower cubicle and the tiled flooring is cohesive with different rooms throughout each floor.
One of the hidden gems of this home is the fully fitted annex, with independent access. Nestled within its walls are a two reception rooms (one is currently being used as a gym), kitchen, two bathrooms (one with infrared sauna) and bedroom. It also has underfloor heating. This annex has so much potential and multiple functions. It would be a wonderful space for an elderly relative or older child, or perhaps a business suite would be more suited to your needs. Filled with more smart technology and accessible from the main house whilst retaining independence, the opportunities are endless.
The outside space around this is wonderfully well-designed. Find your way outside to see some fabulous features.
Beautiful patios snuggle behind red brick walls and wooden fences, keeping things low key yet classic whilst invoking secret garden vibes. Whether you're relaxing in the evening sun, dining in the courtyard or enjoying a barbecue with friends, this space is designed for your pleasure. Pots and planters will provide a host of colour and the covered area gives that all-important all-year-round dining capacity.
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Stunning seven/eight-bedroom family home in the heart of sought-after Stoneygate
Total area approx. 495 square metres (5,328 square feet)
Lovely enclosed outside space
Fully renovated and refurbished to the highest of standards
Smart technology embedded throughout
Fully restored original features in every room
Set over four levels including basement
Off road parking for several vehicles
Separate annex with independent access