You will be welcomed with open arms on entering this remarkable home. Built in 1904 it retains many period features but has been enhanced to make it a truly marvellous family home.
Through the contemporary front door you find yourself in a large hallway with a gorgeous stained glass window. Imagine yourself relaxing in the front living room with its large bay window letting in reams of light - the perfect place to entertain friends & family. The second reception room could easily act as a formal dining room, playroom or study and this has an external door into the rear garden.
Further on down the hallway you enter the substantial kitchen. This has two defined areas - to the front is a lovely seating area where you can comfortably relax and informally entertain. The main kitchen area has new modern worktops & cupboards with the vast amount of storage space enhanced by a floor to ceiling larder. And for the culinary enthusiasts there is a contemporary Stove dual range cooker (installed in 2018 with 5 year warranty). Family dining is greatly enriched by the bespoke dining table which matches the wood worktops. This will definitely be the hub of the house - both for the family and guests.
Upstairs the space and light theme continues with the four double bedrooms on two levels - two sizeable doubles to the rear and then up again to two very large double rooms - all of which definitely have space aplenty for the growing family. The traditional family bathroom has a contemporary white suite and is enhanced by the addition of a fully tiled walk-in shower. There is also a guest wc on the ground floor.
The rear patio doors from the kitchen open out into the large fully enclosed garden which is mostly laid to grass with a barked area (currently hosting a trampoline) and picnic table & seating for alfresco dining. There is a side entrance from the front where the blocked paved driveway has space for off-road parking for two cars.
Flooring is wooden throughout except for the tiled kitchen & carpeted stairs. The entire upper floor and downstairs hallway has the original pine flooring which has been sanded, sealed & finished and a new wooden floor installed in the rear bedroom. The decor is pleasing and there are many period features such as ceiling roses and feature fireplaces in the downstairs rooms (these are working fireplaces).
The attic area has been extensively insulated since the EPC was carried out with lights, socket & data wiring installed along with floorboards to make good use of the extensive storage space. There are new LED lights in the bathroom, kitchen & downstairs bathroom with some sockets in the house changed to accommodate USB chargers. A superfast wired network throughout the house (10Gbit/sec, Cat6A) and CCTV wiring has also been installed.
Located on Darwin Road it is within easy reach of the city centre by car, public transport or by foot. The central train station is less than a mile away. There are good local shops in nearby Shirley and the vast choice of shopping & recreational activities on offer in the city centre. And for those looking for a bit more outdoor space, Southampton Common is a stone's throw from the house.
All in all, this is a fabulous house in a great location which will make a sensational home.
EPC Rating: D
Council Tax Band: E (£2,257.08 for 2020/21)
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EPC rating: D.