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Blending beautiful Victorian features with contemporary design this six-bedroom, red brick Victorian property has been re-designed to provide a versatile family home, suitable for modern day living. Situated on a pretty treelined road in a sought-after area, the property spans over 4,000 square feet and benefits from a garage, a large cellar and mature south facing garden. Located moments away from Preston park station it is ideal for commuters and is also in the catchment area for several high-performing primary and secondary schools, and colleges.
Steps take you up to the original stained-glass door into a bright and spacious hallway filled with natural light from the original glass atrium above the stairwell. This impressive hallway has a separate cloakroom, offering plenty of space for shoes and coats. At the front of this beautiful home you have the first reception room boasting high ceilings, original covings and fireplace with wood burning stove - a great space for a music room or somewhere to relax.
Across the hallway you have the heart of home. This area has been opened up to provide a lounge, dining area, kitchen and playroom. The luxury fitted kitchen is by Alno and offers ample cupboard space, a large stainless-steel gas stove, second oven and Corian worktops. Attractive wooden floors run throughout the ground floor.
Two sets of French doors from the open plan area lead out to a large terrace, an excellent space for alfresco dining, and steps down to the beautiful south facing garden with tree house, raised bed and mature planting including a beech hedge, Himalayan silver birch, wisteria, and climbing hydrangea. At the back of the garden you have direct access into the garage with an electric door - perfect for a family car and easily accessed via a private lane off Knoyle Road.
The lavish staircase takes you up to the first floor with four bedrooms: three double and one good sized single. On this floor you have a conveniently located large laundry with double Belfast sink, and a spacious family bathroom with freestanding bath, large modern walk-in shower and white wooden flooring. The Master bedroom is to the rear with built-in storage and south facing balcony with oak decking, which benefits from a sunny southerly and leafy outlook.
The second-floor is flooded with light due to the large, stain-glassed atrium that brings natural light into the centre of the house all year round. Here you have two double bedrooms: the fifth bedroom with a pretty balcony offering elevated outdoor space and a sixth, exceptionally large, bedroom with view of the gardens, and generous walk-in storage space with the potential for an en suite. This floor offers a large wet room with WC and access to more walk-in storage. This floor also benefits from a kitchenette with sink and electric points making it the perfect space for an au pair or home office. This substantial property also benefits from a cellar which spans the entire foot-print of the house, offering considerable storage and the potential for a separate living area.
The property is located in the highly sought-after Preston Park area, renowned for popular schools and nurseries with excellent Ofsted ratings, and perfect for commuters to Gatwick or London with Preston Park station is a short distance away offering direct links to Victoria in less than an hour. Preston Village has a local Sainsbury's, newsagents, a wonderful deli and a selection of public houses.
The open spaces of Preston Park include tennis courts, a velodrome and cricket pitch, great playgrounds and fitness clubs. Further good transport links directly to London from Brighton mainline and easy access to the A23/ M23. Artist open houses in May, during the famous Brighton Festival that is renowned for offering excellent entertainment across the arts.
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