Rarely does the opportunity arise to purchase a substantial modern residence (2015) situated in what is arguably the best residential area in this historic city.
This detached modern mansion is situated off a paved private drive at the head of this exclusive development and as such has no passing traffic. This corner plot offers the added benefit of a large parking area for numerous vehicles, together with a detached double garage, not normally attributed to city centre living. That with raised block and decked sun terraces, together with private lawned gardens, bordered by mature trees, makes this opportunity truly unique.
The current owners have extended and enhanced the ‘one off’ design produced by Charles Church and have created a luxurious home over three floors which provides over 4500 sq ft of gross internal accommodation, (GIA). The property also benefits from the remainder of the 10-year NHBC guarantee provided when first purchased.
Internally the property continues to impress with a large open reception hallway providing a focal point to the house and offering a glimpse of the winding staircase that rises majestically through each floor. Double doors lead into the formal lounge with fitted cabinets and inset ribbon fire. A large frameless glass ¾ pivot door leads into the truly contemporary kitchen, dining and living area with its minimalist range of units, central island, breakfast bar and full length glass wine cooler, all enriched by a polished white porcelain floor tile. The kitchen/dining area is further enhance by the grey aluminium glass ‘box’ extension which throws neutral light throughout the ground floor and the triple sliding doors allow alfresco eating on the panelled decking and sun terrace with its south westerly aspect. The family room is accessed off the kitchen via double doors that vanish into the cavity allowing the room to be an added addition or a sperate private room when closed. Concertina doors also open on to the rear sun terrace. Also, on ground floor there is a luxury cloaks/wc as well as a fully fritted utility off the kitchen which also has a side door to driveway parking.
At first floor there are 5 bedrooms, four of which have en suite facilities and a luxury family bathroom. The principle bedroom also has the benefit of a fully fitted walk in dressing room. The large galleried landing provides additional seating space with the staircase continuing to the top floor suite which incorporates a vast living area which has matching fitted contemporary furniture to include desk seating, fitted wardrobes and window seat as well as tv surround and storage. Access off the lounge is provided to the guest suite (6th bedroom) with en suite.
Externally the grounds have been professionally landscaped and have matured over the years, entrance driveway concealed lighting provides a delightful backdrop to this imposing house and the matures borders and trees provide a high degree of seclusion and privacy throughout. The full-length decked sun terrace run spans across the whole length of the house to the rear and enjoys a southerly aspect. The planted borders with exposed timber sleepers incorporate mood lighting which aluminates the rear tree line when dark and creates a lovely backdrop to the house from the glazed extension.
The easy accessibility into the City as well as its easy communication links will make this property a most desirable purchase to any family. The house itself is conveniently located on the doorstep of the City which offers a fascinating mix of history, culture, shops, bars and restaurants and the Castle and Cathedral complex have been designated World Heritage Sites attracting tourism from around the world. The Gala Theatre adds another dimension to the City which also offers meandering river and City walks as well as hotels, swimming pools, golf courses all within close proximity and a number of well-regarded private and state junior and secondary schools including being in the catchment for Durham Johnston and St Leonards RC.
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Agents Note: In accordance with the Estate Agents Act of 1979 we declare the vendor of this property is a director at Bradley Hall