Original features in Thirties home

By Amy Shephard

Published on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 16:15


Original features in Thirties home

Thirties thriller: This three-bed villa in Avondale Road, Newport, retains many superb original features.


Location: Newport

Bedrooms: Three plus box room

Price: Guide £329,950

Agent: Marvins

Contact: 01983 533633

A PICTURE perfect home in a popular location in Newport has gone back on to the market.

The detached three-bedroom house, in Avondale Road near the centre of town, was initially sold just two weeks after it went up for sale.

However, the purchase recently fell through so Marvins is re-marketing the property.

The house is delightful both inside and out. Built in the early Thirties and still displaying beautiful original features, such as the solid oak staircase, bakelite door handles and a stunning stained-glass window in the front door.

The current owner has kept the house in fantastic condition, more recently installing a modern kitchen and bathroom, which is fully tiled, with a heated towel rail and Whirlpool shower over the bath.

There is a separate WC off the landing.

The beautiful black and white kitchen boasts an Aga and all white goods will remain with the property, if the buyer wishes. The large kitchen window overlooks the garden.

The house is wallpapered with neutral colours throughout and complemented by original picture rails in all rooms.

The lounge and dining room have Thirties art deco fireplaces and bay windows.

All three bedrooms are of a good size and a fourth room could be used as a nursery or study.

The landing leads up to a loft space, which is partially boarded, with the option of a conversion available.

Downstairs, quirks of the house include a walk-in larder, as well as a large cupboard and further WC. The original toilet, with high-level cistern and pull-chain still stands in place.

Under the stairs, there’s a great space, which was used as a bomb shelter in the war, as well as a large cloak cupboard alongside it.

There is a lot of usable space outside too and a large driveway leads to an garage.

There is a large shed and a fantastic patio space for dining or growing herbs.

In the rear garden, plenty of lawn space is complemented by a rose walkway and an apple tree. The current owner has kept an impressive vegetable plot on one side of the garden.

The external walls of the house have been kept beautifully, with ivy regularly removed and paintwork redone every four years.

Parts of the house are framed by Virginia Creeper, which turns a lovely shade of red in the autumn.

The house is centrally heated throughout and has the benefit of double-glazed lattice windows.

There are lots of options to extend the property, subject to planning permission.

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