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Lexden Road, Colchester

Guide Price £1,000,000 - Sold STC

Elegant Edwardian house set back from the Lexden Road with mature southerly facing gardens extending to a 1/3 of an acre. The house has substantial accommodation extending to some 4,500 sq ft arranged over 3 floors with a wealth of character and having been extensively modernised in recent years.

The property

Ground Floor
The main entrance door opens into a large L shaped reception hall with ornate cornicing and grand staircase leading to the upper floors. Tucked beneath is a useful cloakroom with low level wc and vanity unit wash hand basin. At the front of the property are two of the principal reception rooms. On one side of the hall is a study with cast iron fireplace, large sash bay window and Burmese teak flooring. On the other side is a dining room with decorative ceiling, fireplace, sash bay window and dado rail. At the rear is the main sitting room, again a wonderfully proportioned room with 9'9" ceiling with Burmese teak flooring and window and French doors leading through to the garden room. The garden room itself is a recent addition spanning the entire rear of the property providing an indoor garden space with southerly facing outlook and doors into the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is a well proportioned room with attractive slate flooring and chimney breast recess housing the gas fired green AGA offering a scope of potential to fit a kitchen to the buyers taste. Adjoining the kitchen is a large utility room fitted out with wooden work surfaces extending to 3 sides with cupboards and draw units under and a range of matching wall mounted cupboards including one housing the gas fired boiler. There is a butler sink with grooved drainer, Belling range with 5 ring gas hob and oven under, slate flooring and a walk-in pantry. A door leads out to useful side lobby providing useful storage space with a couple of large cupboards and also providing access to the garage and garden.

First Floor
The stairs lead up from the main reception hall to a central landing providing access to three bedrooms. The master bedroom in found to the front of the property with large sash bay window, picture rail and ornate cornicing with a door leading through to a large ensuite facilities with oval bath and shower attachment, walk-in tiled shower cubicle, vanity unit with dual hand wash basins and low level wc. The second bedroom is found at the front of the property with large sash bay window, ornate cornicing and a picture rail. A further double bedroom is found at the rear with ornate cornicing and picture rail, whilst there is also a large dressing room flanked on either side with mirrored wardrobes providing ample clothes storage. These wardrobes can be removed with the room converting easily back to a well proportioned double bedroom. Finally on the first floor is a main bathroom with cupboards housing the pressurised tanks with bath and tile surround, tiled shower cubicle with curved glass door, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc.

Second floor
Stairs lead up to the top floor of High Lawns to a central landing with ceiling heights extending to 8' high. Three further bedrooms are found at this level, two of which enjoy cast iron fireplaces whilst two also have built in cupboards. There is also a large bathroom that serves this floor with a free standing bath with shower attachment, wash stand with wash hand basin, tiled shower cubicle with glass screen and low level wc.

Outside
The property is approached from the Lexden Road by a block driveway flanked on either side by embankments with trees, central island and shrub borders. To the side of the house is a single garage whilst there is also pedestrian access to the rear gardens.

The rear gardens and a large block paved curved patio area with dwarf wall leading out on to lawns with well stocked shrub and tree borders, crazy paved pathway leading through a covered pagoda down the garden.

The grounds create a mature setting to the property providing a great deal of privacy and extend to just in excess of a third of an acre, being predominately southerly facing in direction.


Reception hall

Dining room 22' 7" x 13' (6.88m x 3.96m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 20' 5" x 12' 2" (6.22m x 3.71m)

Utility room

Sitting room 23' 8" x 14' 2" (7.21m x 4.32m)

Conservatory 32' 10" x 16' (10.01m x 4.88m)

Study 19' 4" x 13' 2" (5.89m x 4.01m)

Bedroom one 22' 8" x 13' 4" (6.91m x 4.06m)

Ensuite

Bedroom two 19' 5" x 13' 7" (5.92m x 4.14m)

Bedroom three 16' 1" x 14' 7" (4.9m x 4.44m)

Dressing room

Bathroom

Bedroom four 22' 14" x 4' (7.06m x 1.22m)

Bedroom five 15' 5" x 13' 1" (4.7m x 3.99m)

Bedroom six 20' 1" x 10' 3" (6.12m x 3.12m)

Bathroom

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