Guide Price £425,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Darlington, County Durham
- Beautifully presented front and rear gardens
- Classic period features throughout
- EPC (EER) E 51
- Fantastic open plan living kitchen
- Four spacious double bedrooms
- Gated off street parking
- Immaculately presented home
- Impressive four storey property
- Three reception rooms
- Two bathrooms
A prominent four storey, period, town house set in the desirable west end suburbs of Darlington yet in close proximity to the town centre offering a blend of contemporary style and prestige accommodation. Virtual Tour Available.
The family home is approached up stone steps to the imposing, panelled front door which opens into the vestibule with ornate mosaic flooring typical of the era lined with dado rail and boasting simple, original coving. An etched, part glazed door and surround lead into a central hallway with a continuation of the coving and classic Art Nouveau embossed wallpaper with striking and complementary decoration.
From here doors access the living kitchen at each end. The impressive sitting room area is lined with ornate, original coving which has been immaculately preserved and the room enjoys pleasant views over the neighbouring, suburban location through its original sash and panelled bay window. A impressive cast iron fire surround and mantle piece houses a Dovre stove which blends a contemporary finish with a practical source of additional heat. The room is completed by a stunning Art Nouveau decorative ceiling rose. The kitchen has an impressive central island topped with a neutral speckled granite having a deep bowl stainless steel Rangemaster sink with period style mixer tap over and hand held, pressured spray attachment. Also incorporated in the island is an integral dishwasher, soft close draw concealed refuse stores and Caple glazed wine fridge. The breakfast bar area seats informal dining guests. Contrasting solid oak units to the wall conceal an integrated full height refrigerator, a glazed, shelved unit together with bespoke spice rack cupboards and an inglenook with encaustic effect tiles houses a Falcon range style cooker with three ovens, warming drawer and five burner gas hob. There is a large pantry style cupboard with bi-folding doors complete with power points together with large pan drawers all having brushed brass handles. The bay window with its traditional sliding sash windows and panelling provides a pleasant breakfasting alcove which enjoys views over the rear garden and a sunny, southerly aspect. A further full height pantry cupboard has bespoke drawers and innovative storage solutions within. Traditional, anthracite, cast iron free standing radiators warm the room.
Returning to the central hallway stairs lead down to a half landing where there is access to the rear garden and the ground floor WC which features a traditional high level WC and neat vanity unit encompassing a wash hand basin and mixer tap. There is a frosted window to the rear which provides natural light and ventilation.
Proceeding down the remainder of this staircase, the lower ground floor is laid in wide plank high grade oak floor, off the central hallway is a utility room with fitted units and plumbing for a freestanding washing machine together with a porcelain sink and draining unit having a 'Caple detachable shower tap fitment, there is additional plumbing for a freestanding American style fridge/freezer and access to a storage unit. Currently concealed is a secondary external access to front of the property.
To the rear of the property a door leads to the cellar store which has lighting and power points for a tumble drying facilities.
Lying to the front of the property with the continuation of the quality oak flooring is the cinema room which features an attractive marble fire surround with cast iron insert and large built in storage cupboard housing the gas combi boiler and large pressurised water tank. A splay bay window looks out on to the forecourt garden having original sliding sash windows. Whilst this room is currently utilised as a cinema room having a pull down projector screen it would work equally well as a study, playroom, gymnasium or additional bedroom.
Lying to the rear of the property is the well proportioned garden room again enjoying a splay bay window and boasting a slate fireplace incorporating a cast iron insert with marble effect decoration. Despite being at lower ground level this room is flooded with natural light and has a variety of uses.
On the first floor half landing is a south facing arched window and stairs rise to first floor where there is a spacious seating area ideal for peacefull well lit reading area and two large double bedrooms, dressing room and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom lies to the rear of the property enjoying a bay window mirroring that of the breakfast area with stripped floorboards throughout the room and a decorative Art Nouveau fireplace being the prominent feature. This room is complemented by a separate good sized dressing room which has been fitted with hanging space and shelving maximising the use of the space.
The second bedroom lies to the front of the property and is completed with impressive yet classic coving throughout. There are two windows looking out to the front of the property.
The house bathroom has painted stripped floorboards and panelled walls. A porcelain Heritage his and hers wash hand basin suite is set on porcelain legs and there is a luxury double ended Victoria and Albert bath set on claw feet having period style mixer tap and shower attachment over. A walk-in, wet room style shower enclosure has a rainfall shower head and a separate shower attachment which is mains fed and tiled with high gloss yet rustic edged, pale grey tiling. Completing the room is a low level WC, traditional in its design, and a period style heated towel rail. The room is well lit courtesy of the recessed spotlighting and frosted window to the front of the property.
The second floor is accessed via a further half landing and staircase and boasts a two more spacious bedrooms set within the eaves of the property. Both are large rooms having good head height and the room to the rear of the property enjoys a full suite of storage in fitted units in the eaves together with a large dormer window over looking the rear garden. A further Velux window fitted with black out blind lies centrally to this room. To the front of the property is the final double bedroom again having a Velux window. The other double bedroom to this floor is another large double and has a dormer window overlooking Woodland Road. Original beams and trusses are visible in this room adding to the overall character of the property.
The second bathroom services these two double bedrooms which has period tile effect cushioned flooring and an Ashton and Bentley roll top, slipper bath set on a ball and claw foot over the bath is a free standing, rainfall showerhead and separate handheld shower attachment together with period, mixer tap. There is a low level WC and a Burlington scalloped wash hand basin with retro style globe lighting to either side of the vanity mirror. A Velux window provides natural light and ventilation to this room.
The accommodation to this floor is completed with a practical, walk in storage cupboard having shelving and access to the roof void. There is a small original window from the cupboard out to the landing providing borrowed light in to the space.