£550,000 Sold STC
Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe
A six bedroom detached residence built around 1892 with many original features that has been improved considerably with multiple additions, to include three reception rooms, bespoke handcrafted kitchen, music studio, Victorian fireplaces, stained glass windows and an interwired fire alarm system.
The property benefits from off street parking, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, and is located close to the town centre, the beach and train station with connections to Ipswich and from there on to London Liverpool Street. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this property.
ENTRANCE PORCH UPVC double glazed front door and windows.
ENTRANCE HALL Original stained glass door and surround, original architrave, double panel radiator, solid oak flooring (insulated). At the end of the hall there is an alcove recess providing space for a work station.
CLOAKROOM OFF Wash hand basin with tiled splash back, low level W.C, window to side aspect, double panel radiator.
LOUNGE (SOUTH) 17' 0 into bay " x 14' 0" (5.18m x 4.27m) Original Victorian slate and cast iron fireplace with tiles inset flanked by alcoves on each side, bay window to front aspect, solid oak flooring (insulated), double panel radiator, built-in speakers for surround sound, sliding glazed doors to:
DINING ROOM 14' 6 max." x 13' 6" (4.42m x 4.11m) Victorian fireplace, side alcove with Star of David stained glass window, double panel radiator, double glazed doors through to conservatory, archway to:
KITCHEN 23' 0 max. " x 7' 9 max. reducing to 6'" (7.01m x 2.36m) A bespoke hand crafted oak kitchen with granite worktops, double bowl deep white Belfast sink with mixer tap, a matching range of base and wall cupboards, recess for cooker with extractor hood and fitted cupboards above, tiled splash backs, ceramic tiled floor, two circular stained glass ceiling lights, window to front aspect and two further windows to side aspect.
CONSERVATORY 12' 7" x 9' 7" (3.84m x 2.92m) Herringbone pine floor, double panel radiator, glazed internal door through to third reception room, external door out onto the open loggia and rear garden.
RECEPTION ROOM 3 12' 3" x 10' 7" (3.73m x 3.23m) Double panel radiator, LED ceiling lights, window to side aspect.
RECEPTION ROOM 4/MUSIC STUDIO ROOM 10' 9" x 10' 4" (3.28m x 3.15m) Sound insulated lined with Rockwool, double panel radiator, window to side aspect, door to:
UTILITY ROOM 10' 10" x 6' 6" (3.3m x 1.98m) Stainless steel sink unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, Alpha CB50 combination balance flue gas boiler. Window to rear aspect and external door out to rear garden.
Two stained glass windows beside the staircase to the side aspect leading to:
LANDING Radiator, small under stairs cupboard.
BEDROOM (SOUTH) 17' 3 into bay " x 13' 10" (5.26m x 4.22m) With reproduction Victorian style pine surround and cast iron fireplace, stripped floorboards, bay window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 2 (NORTH) 13' 10" x 13' 4" (4.22m x 4.06m) Double panel radiator, window to rear aspect.
BATHROOM With roll top acrylic bath and claw feet, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., ceiling speakers, obscured window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 3 (NORTH) 11' 9" x 11' 0" (3.58m x 3.35m) With double panel radiato, window to rear aspect and further window to side aspect.
BEDROOM 4 (EAST) 10' 9" x 10' 2" (3.28m x 3.1m) With double panel radiator, window to side aspect.
SHOWER ROOM With fitted corner shower with Triton Alicante shower, wash basin with chromium supports, radiator, ceiling surround sound speakers, obscured window to side aspect.
SEPARATE W.C. High level w.c., white bracket wash basin with chromium supports, radiator, stripped exposed floorboards, window to side aspect.
LANDING With access to two lofts, window to side aspect.
BOX ROOM 7' 8" x 6' 4" (2.34m x 1.93m) Arch window (not double glazed) to side aspect, radiator.
BEDROOM 5: 13' 8 max." x 13' 9 average" (4.17m x 4.19m) Cast iron fireplace, radiator, eaves cupboard, stripped exposed floorboards, window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 6 (NORTH) 14' 0" x 9' 3" (4.27m x 2.82m) With cast iron fireplace, radiator, eaves cupboard with pine doors and built in chest of four pine drawers, window to rear aspect overlooking the rear garden and a skylight.
FRONT GARDEN With low brick boundary wall, chequer patterned path and concrete driveway with OFF STREET PARKING.
REAR GARDEN With open loggia with pine ceiling, roof lights and paved floor. The enclosed rear garden is mainly lawned with a paved terrace, corner vegetable plot, pear tree and a large timber garden shed. There is a covered side passage with access from the front of the property.
THE VENDOR'S VIEW This house has been our family home for 20+ years and we have loved it as a great place to bring up our children. We trust that the future purchasers will enjoy it as much as we have.
When we purchased this property in 1999, the first floor was in use as an old people's home, with a separated flat on the top floor and bedsit at the rear. With a lot of hard work ourselves and the help of several skilled local craftsmen, we have loving restored the property to a wonderful family home.
Local builder Edward Tuddenham started building the house in 1893 and finished two years later. We are the 10th owners of this property over the last 120 years. During the First World War, this house was in the ownership of the local Catholic priest and was used by the local nuns as a base for the convent school whilst the convent on the hill was in use by the army. A previous owner of the house informed us that the beautiful balustrade was recovered from the royal yacht Osbourne when it was scrapped in a local harbour at the end of the 19th Century.
The stained glass windows (which was one of the things we loved when we first visited the property) have been lovingly restored along with two large original cast iron 'Star of David' skylights that feature in the kitchen ceiling. The house is light and airy and we have found that it is ideally placed for the beach, town & train station.
The 23' long kitchen features custom oak units which were made for us to our design locally by the Craft Workshop. These units sit beneath lovely granite work surfaces from Marble Works, Ipswich.
The rear-most reception room has sound insulation and triple glazing.
EPC The current EPC rating is rating E (47) with a potential rating of C (74). Valid until 5th December 2028.
COUNCIL TAX BAND Band F.