Immaculate after refurbishment

By Judy Marriott

Friday, November 23, 2012

 

Immaculate after refurbishment

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Location...Shanklin

Bedrooms...Three doubles

Price...Guide £385,000

Agent...Arthur Wheeler

Tel...01983 858333

READY to bowl over prospective purchasers after tasteful, traditional-style refurbishment is a detached house in a leafy part of Shanklin, looking across the cricket ground to the downs.

The Garden House, in sought-after Westhill Road, has blossomed into an elegant three-bedroom property in keeping with its mid-Fifties origins.

Pristine throughout with simple lines and pale walls and carpets, its classic country-style interior abounds with natural light coming in through large windows.

The double-glazed, wooden-framed windows have been hand-made, as have the soft-green painted wooden floor cupboards in the kitchen.

Beautiful oak flooring flows from the entrance hall into the study and sitting room, while there is mellow Travertine flooring in the kitchen/ family room, utility room and downstairs WC.

Panelled oak internal doors and new internal woodwork complete the look.

Other works have included rewiring, new plumbing and replastering.

Heating is a combination of the new and old-style, with underfloor heating in the main downstairs rooms and upstairs bathroom and en-suite shower room and traditional-style, soft-green-painted radiators in the utility room, upstairs landing and bedrooms.

Cottage-style gardens with shrubs and flowers in shaped borders around lawns extend to the front and rear.

A block-paved front, driveway providing parking, leads to an attached garage, with a mezzanine storage area.

Beyond the side entrance door is a spacious hall dominated by a pine staircase to the first floor.

The study and adjacent sitting room are airy, front and side-facing rooms with a delightful outlook to the cricket ground and countryside.

As well as its front bay window and french doors to the side garden, the sitting room has a wood-burning stove.

There are solid pine work surfaces, a butler sink, classic cupboards and a cream gas-fired Aga in the kitchen.

It is open to the family room, with space for a table and French doors with side panels to the rear garden.

Next door, in the utility room, with a rear window and door and a Belfast sink, are hand-built shelves and drawers topped by thick pine worksurfaces. Doors open from here to a walk-in pantry, WC and garage.

The upstairs landing, with lovely side views to the downs, leads to three double bedrooms and bathroom, with neutral floor tiles and white suite.

Bedroom one, with a bay window looking to the cricket ground and downs, has an Art Deco-style fireplace.

Its stylish modern shower room with tiled flooring houses a large, attractively tiled walk-in wetroom-style shower, WC and washbasin.

Bedroom two has a rear garden and side outlook and bedroom three is another bright double-aspect room.

• See more pictures of the property of the week here

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