Offers in the region of £1,195,000
- 7 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Dunster House, The Avenue
A stunning seven bedroom Victorian detached house built in 1870 having an elevated position with views overlooking Durham City. Set in sizeable mature and private gardens with a double garage and parking for several vehicles. Occupying an enviable location and within walking distance of the City Centre, the train station and local shops and amenities.
Rarely available this superb imposing Victorian detached family home is located in a prime location within the city centre.
An entrance vestibule with Victorian tiled floor and shaped corning to the ceiling opens into a welcoming reception hall with period open spindle and baluster staircase leading to the first floor rooms, Victorian tiled floor and shaped cornicing to the ceiling. To the left hand side is an impressive drawing room which enjoys views across the lawned gardens, with high ceilings and shaped cornicing to the ceiling, moulded picture rail, a period marble fireplace with cast iron horseshoe insert and ceramic tiled hearth. To the right is a spacious and well-appointed dining/sitting room with polished floorboards, shaped corning to the ceiling, moulded picture rail, an impressive period black marble fireplace with tiled insert and hearth and a concealed drinks cabinet. A cloakroom and w.c. is located at the rear of the reception hall, a separate w.c. and cloaks area, there is a door leading to a basement/cellar with three separate rooms and a window to the front elevation, this would make an ideal granny annexe or self-contained apartment (subject to the necessary consents) The breakfasting lounge is the real hub of the house and has a flexible open plan feel together with period features including an original cast iron range and a brick inglenook style fireplace with open fire, windows and doors give good natural light and lead into the gardens and onto the outdoor barbeque area, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of modern wall and floor units with granite work surfaces, undermounted ceramic sink with mixer tap, a range of built in appliances including 5 burner gas hob, two electric ovens, warming drawer, dishwasher, fridge, concealed lighting and oak breakfasting area, stripped and polished floorboards. To the rear is a well-appointed boot room/rear hall which is fitted with a range of timber storage including shoe storage and hanging coat hooks, fixed seating and ceramic tiled floor. A door gives access to the front courtyard and also the utility room. The utility room is fitted with a range of wall units with plumbing for automatic washing machine, built in freezer, ceramic tiled floor and a door through to the garage. To the rear is a spacious leisure room with fitted hydrapool, sauna and separate steam room, there is a shower and cloakroom/changing facilities, exposed vaulted ceiling with Velux window. This room could be used as a gym or converted to home office space.
To the first floor is spacious half landing with seating/study area with a window to the side. The family bathroom is fitted with a period white suite comprising roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c. and bidet, a separate shower enclosure has a mains fed shower, ceramic tiled floor and a window to the rear. The master bedroom is located at the front of the property and has a walk in bay window which enjoys views across the gardens and towards the Castle and Cathedral, shaped cornicing to the ceiling and a period marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth there is access to an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite is fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, separate double shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., bidet and window to the front elevation. There are three further double bedrooms one if which is currently used as a home office and an en-suite bathroom. To the second floor there are three further double bedrooms within the roof space and a separate shower room.
This lovely period property occupies an enviable location in one of the most desirable locations within the city centre. The property occupies an elevated position and enjoys views over the city rooftops and towards the Castle and Cathedral. Set back from the road with a large drive which provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to an attached double garage.
The property commands a stunning position set in mature and private grounds, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn together with shaped and established borders. To the rear is a paved barbeque area which adjoins the breakfasting lounge and is ideal for entertaining.