Guide price £829,000
A superb opportunity to acquire a fabulous detached house which enjoys an elevated position set back from Leazes Road in the heart of Durham City. The property has a beautiful view to the south looking towards the city of Durham and the university playing fields in the distance.
The house was originally built in the 1960s but since the current owners purchased the property in 2012 it has been extensively renovated, refurbished and modernised. The property now appears in a completely different design to its original construction and it has a fresh modern exterior with beautiful windows, oak effect PVC entrance door and modern rendering. The detached double garage is soon to benefit from the addition of a glass balustrade above its flat roof, which will provide a superb terrace. The beautiful lawned gardens are well stocked with shrubs and bushes and the paths that surround these areas have attractive lighting. One of the most impressive features of the house is to the rear, where a private terrace and patio has been formed by excavating the bank side and exposing a stone rendered embankment. The terrace has beautiful lighting and is a superb area for evening entertaining. Above this terrace there is an elevated parking area and forecourt for on-site cars, boats and caravans.
The house itself has been completely transformed and creates superb open living on two floors, which includes a beautiful entrance vestibule leading to a cloaks and storage room and from the hall a rear shower room and wc which lies adjacent to the study and working office. The internal accommodation is superbly presented with striking lighting features, fabulous oak panelled wood doors and beautiful glass work. The light porcelain floors contrast very well with the interior design to give a contemporary and minimalist look.
The principal sitting room is to the front of the house and has picture windows overlooking the south facing elevation and the approach to the property, as well as a built-in plasma screen TV and a contemporary fireplace. The last door leading from the inner entrance hall connects through to the kitchen, which is open in turn to its breakfasting area and family snug room. The kitchen is very well equipped with high gloss white cabinets which contrast with the stainless steel built-in appliances. The snug area has a contemporary fireplace, plasma screen TV and stunning window views over the gardens. To the side of the kitchen is there is a utility room which leads on in turn to the gardens.
To the first floor of the property the large landing connects on to four bedrooms. The master bedroom has an extensive arrangement of fitted wardrobes and a luxury en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a walk-in dressing room, an en-suite shower room and superb private balcony with a southerly aspect overlooking the gardens and the city of Durham. The remaining double bedrooms have access to a family bathroom.
The double garage is separate from the house and the soon to be provided terrace and patio above will have a glass balustrade.
Flambard is a very striking house which is well located for its ease of access into the excellent facilities of Durham City, its magnificent cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage status that it enjoys. The university has an international reputation. The house itself has good walking access into local shops and amenities.