Wood Street, Chelmsford, CM2

£750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SUMMARY

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this turn-of-the-century, semi-detached home that was last on the market nearly 40 years ago. This spacious and versatile property offers an abundance of original features, and a garden measuring nearly 200 ft with a detached garage.

DESCRIPTION

The vendors fell in love with this property immediately upon viewing over 38 years ago and, were it not for an impending move nearer family in the South West of the country would be looking forward to spending more wonderful years here.

This rarely available home was built in approximately 1900 and still retains many original features, along with high ceilings, large elegant rooms, and a spacious unoverlooked rear garden. Stunning fireplaces, original doors and picture rails, a galleried landing and ceiling roses are just some of the many character features that you encounter on first viewing.

The property is discreetly secluded behind mature trees and the property itself is accessed via a sweep- in drive way, offering parking for several vehicles, which leads to the front of the home and to the additional parking at the side, which takes you to the detached garage - spacious enough to convert easily to a home office or studio.

This sought-after location offers great access to local walks in nearby Hylands Park, Chelmer Park, Oaklands Park and Galleywood, as well as further afield. Nearby shops and facilities (including a GP surgery and pharmacist) provide the majority of day-to-day needs whilst Moulsham Street and the city centre are only a short walk away, offering restaurants, theatres, cinemas, swimming pool, ice rink and many other delights. Local buses run directly to the city centre, Broomfield Hospital and Stansted airport.

Ground Floor Accommodation

The ground floor of this imposing and elegant home is both spacious and versatil,with three reception rooms, a kitchen, utility room/cloakroom. The sitting room and dining room have high ceilings, open fireplaces and other original features, including doors and picture rails. The breakfast room to the rear of the property has a large window that overlooks the garden. Subject to necessary planning permissions and building regulations, you could open up the kitchen into the breakfast room to creare a large, open-plan kitchen with doors into the garden.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor continues the theme of space and character features throughout, with all four double bedrooms being spacious and benefiting from high ceilings with an open fireplace in the master bedroom.

The galleried landing has an impressive architrave.

A notable addition to the house is the attic, which currently offers a large space for storage or could be converted to a home office/study, but also offers fantastic potential for the future redevelopment. If the owners were to stay, they would have converted this into a balconied master suite with views for many miles over the Essex countryside.

Garden And Garage

Measuring nearly 200 ft the unoverlooked rear garden benefits from numerous mature trees and bushes that provide a 'green screen' and plenty of tranquil space for croquet, badminton, or simple relaxation enjoying the birdsong.

A detached brick-built garage with double doors plus power and light offers great potential for conversion due to its size and roof pitch, and could be turned into a fantastic home studio or workshop subject to necessary planning permissions.

Agents Note - Future Potential

The property offers great scope for extension and redevelopment and subject to necessary planning permissions would lend itself well to a ground-floor extension to make a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room with doors opening out onto the lovely garden.

The large attic also offers great potential for conversion to include a balconied master suite with views for many miles over the Essex countryside.

Entrance Hall

Lounge 17' x 13' 7" ( 5.18m x 4.14m )

Dining Room 17' 3" x 14' 1" ( 5.26m x 4.29m )

Kitchen 11' 8" x 11' 8" ( 3.56m x 3.56m )

Utility Room

Cloakroom

First Floor Landing

Bedroom One 17' x 14' 1" ( 5.18m x 4.29m )

Bedroom Two 17' x 12' 4" ( 5.18m x 3.76m )

Bedroom Three 13' 7" x 12' 7" ( 4.14m x 3.84m )

Bedroom Four 11' 8" x 11' 1" ( 3.56m x 3.38m )

Bathroom 8' 5" x 5' 9" ( 2.57m x 1.75m )

Seperate W.C

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.

4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.

5. THESE PARTICULARS ARE ISSUED IN GOOD FAITH BUT DO NOT CONSTITUTE REPRESENTATIONS OF FACT OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR CONTRACT. THE MATTERS REFERRED TO IN THESE PARTICULARS SHOULD BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OR TENANTS. NEITHER SEQUENCE (UK) LIMITED NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS HAS ANY AUTHORITY TO MAKE OR GIVE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATEVER IN RELATION TO THIS PROPERTY.

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William H Brown - Chelmsford

2 - 3 Duke Street, CHELMSFORD, Essex, CM1 1HL

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