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Guide Price £1,800,000

Chelmsford – Fenn Wright Signature

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  • Bedrooms

    bedrooms
    6

General information Southborough House is an exceptional Grade II listed residence in an excellent location within easy reach of Chelmsford city centre, highly regarded schools, and the mainline station with services to London Liverpool Street.

Constructed in 1908 by renowned architect C.H.B. Quennell, for Francis Crittall, the metal window manufacturer, he was a major force in the creation of many fine houses in Hampstead and considered a prominent figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. The property was awarded Grade ll listed status in 1984 and features rare instances of Crittall banding within the fittings and finishes. As a commissioned work, it was well ahead of its time and the restoration and modernisation of this property have been sympathetically carried out to reveal stylish and elegant features. The dining room is of particular interest, incorporating Crittall's familiar metal work, wood panelling, wooden staircase with window seat on the landing, and fine decorative plasterwork, all of which have been preserved.

The elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors, with planning permission to create a fourth floor incorporating basement accommodation and an extensive kitchen/family room in the extension. An oak panelled door with decorative scroll work and marble sills leads into the quarry tiled entrance porch with panelled walls which provides access to the reception hall. Welcoming with heavily moulded picture railings and light oak parquet flooring, this provides access to all principal reception rooms and the Edwardian style cloakroom.

The living room is a beautifully decorated and light filled space with French doors to the rear and access to the conservatory and music room. The dining room is a wonderful entertaining space positioned opposite the kitchen with oak panelled walls with Critall banding and glazed top panels. The walls and ceilings have superb mouldings with a beautiful ceiling rose, which are complemented by oak parquet flooring.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of shaker style storage units and polished black granite worksurfaces, as well as a central island with breakfast bar, perfect for informal dining. There is space and plumbing for a range of kitchen appliances and doors lead out to the rear garden. Beyond the kitchen is a study/snug and an additional family room/bedroom.

An oak staircase ascends to the first floor landing which provides access to five bedrooms and a shower room. All of the bedrooms are of extremely generous proportions with bedrooms one and two benefitting from ensuite facilities. Bedroom one has a staircase which leads to a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes and the impressive ensuite facilities, with a large jacuzzi bathtub, WC, sinks and shower cubicle. The dressing room provides access to the loft where the current owners have created a children's playroom.

The outside A wrought iron gate and Yorkstone paving lead to the property, with driveway and garage, and provide access to the rear garden. There is an expansive Yorkstone terrace positioned to the rear and a sun terrace, ideal for capturing the sun at different times of day. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn and lined with mature hedging and trees with a large brick barbecue and seating area. Beyond this is the 'sunken garden', believed to be part of the original garden design.

Agents note We understand the neighbouring bungalow is also for sale by the current owners and could form part of the negotiation for Southborough House.

Where?

The property is located within close proximity of Chelmsford city centre and mainline station. The property is also near the popular Old Moulsham district of Chelmsford benefiting from an extensive range of local amenities, including day-to-day shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Chelmsford High Street is within a short walk offering a further range of High Street shops with leisure and recreational facilities. Chelmsford's mainline station is also within close proximity providing a frequent service to London Liverpool Street (Approximate journey time 35 minutes).

Important information Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, electricity, and gas are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council Tax - E

EPC - Exempt

Features

  • 4905 sq ft of accommodation
  • Historic family residence
  • Walking distance of station, schools and city centre
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Impressive dressing room & ensuite
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Planning permission to extend
  • Off road parking & garage

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