Just what the doctor ordered

By Judy Marriott

Friday, January 25, 2013

 

Just what the doctor ordered

Brooklyn House, Carisbrooke Road, is an imposing building, once used as a doctor’s surgery.

HOMEFILE

Location...Newport
Bedrooms...Four doubles
Price...£535,000
Agent...Creasey Biles and King
Tel...01983 527744

MANY will remember visiting an imposing Newport property when it was a doctors’ surgery. Now it is a family home, beautifully renovated in keeping with its Victorian origins.

Today, the former waiting room at Brooklyn House, Carisbrooke Road, is a lofty-ceilinged kitchen, leading to a deck in the large back gardens.

With the rest of the spacious four-bedroom accommodation, it exudes quality, following top-notch work carried out by the owners, Jo and Aiden Smith, over the past four years.

Jo’s passion for Victoriana is reflected by carefully considered decor, using heritage colours which accentuate the beauty of abundant period features, including ceiling roses, picture rails, moulded cornices, doors and fireplaces.

Original sash windows have been renovated, the kitchen and bath/shower rooms superbly fitted out and a third en-suite shower room created.

The house works well on a practical level and is also luxurious. Three of its four large bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there is a beautiful family bathroom and two offices, ideal for working from home.

Parking facilities are generous, with garaging for two cars and space for four cars beyond the enclosed back garden.

This level, well-laid out lawned garden has an array of shrubs and other plants. As well as a raised deck adjoining the house, there is a rear paved seating area.

A sizable lawned front garden, with inset rose bed, sets it well back from the road. Within a covered entrance area with original quarry tiles is the front door. The impressive hallway beyond, with a ceiling rose and two corbelled archways, is dominated by a Victorian staircase.

The drawing room, with a seat built into a front bay window, and the front-facing sitting room, with a decorative open fireplace, are also imposing.

Across the hallway is the rear-facing dining room.

Through an archway is a separate WC and the kitchen, with French doors to the deck. The kitchen has quality units with wooden worksurfaces co-ordinating with an original, built-in cupboard. There is a central granite-topped island, with seating for five, and a gas hob and electric double oven.

A lobby, with plumbing for a washing machine and front and rear storage areas with outside access, leads to the two offices.

Bedrooms one and two, on the first floor, each have two front windows, cornice and original built-in cupboards.

Also with picture rails, bedroom one has a feature fireplace with marble surround and an en-suite shower room.

Rear facing bedroom three, with a cast-iron fireplace, has an en-suite shower room.

Focal point of rear-aspect bedroom four is a fireplace, with marble surround.

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