As agents we are truly delighted to bring to the market this most imposing detached family residence standing majestically on Humberston Avenue occupying a double fronted plot set within well established grounds of just over half an acre (0.6). Thought to have its origins dating back to 1926 this classic property has been considerably extended over the years to produce one of the most unique family homes to grace the market. Including a former staff quarters which has now been modernised, a master bedroom suite with a walk-on balcony and an array of wonderful reception rooms capturing the elegance of this fabulous period home. Original features including the staff bell located in the kitchen which still connects to the main reception rooms and most of the bedrooms, some beautiful ornate fireplaces, leaded windows set in oak frames, high ceilings with traditional mouldings and quality ...
As agents we are truly delighted to bring to the market this most imposing detached family residence standing majestically on Humberston Avenue occupying a double fronted plot set within well established grounds of just over half an acre (0.6). Thought to have its origins dating back to 1926 this classic property has been considerably extended over the years to produce one of the most unique family homes to grace the market. Including a former staff quarters which has now been modernised, a master bedroom suite with a walk-on balcony and an array of wonderful reception rooms capturing the elegance of this fabulous period home. Original features including the staff bell located in the kitchen which still connects to the main reception rooms and most of the bedrooms, some beautiful ornate fireplaces, leaded windows set in oak frames, high ceilings with traditional mouldings and quality internal doors.
The principal accommodation includes a large Entrance Porch, opening onto a spacious Reception Hall, where the balustrade and spindle staircase rises to a part galleried first floor landing. There are five individual Reception Rooms, which can accommodate large family gatherings or formal events, giving enough space to find a quiet room when peace is needed. The Drawing Room is simply a masterpiece, elegantly refurbished with copious use of oak, featuring full height picture windows with matching oak deep skirting boards. The oak fireplace has an inset gas fire.
Across from the Hall lies a charming and spacious extended Living Room displaying a beautiful minster fireplace flanked by original leaded windows, a fitted bookcase and a hand made display cabinet and bar with a lead lined drawer beneath. On the other side of the room is a lovely fitted display cabinet and deep bay with French doors overlooking the garden. A further single door opens onto a moon shaped Conservatory now requiring some attention. The Dining Room has a connecting door to the Kitchen, and is ideal for entertaining with space large enough to accommodate the growing family, featuring a period fireplace and deep front bay window. There is a large Dining Kitchen extending to 22'6 in length, forming the hub of this amazing home with a range of ash fronted cabinets and adjoining peninsular bar with built-in Neff appliances. Adjacent is a very large fitted Utility Room measuring 16'3 x 10'8 with access to the integral Garage.
The former staff quarters is located just off the kitchen which has now been updated to include a rear Lobby/Play Room, a Shower Room and a large relaxing Study overlooking the rear garden and patio.
On the first floor level is a spacious landing, with a further staircase to the second floor. There is a large leaded light window, and a walk in airing cupboard. There are three generous sized bedrooms, including the master bedroom suite, with quality built-in wardrobes, and a large ensuite bathroom, complete with a corner bath. Leading off the master is a walk on railed balcony. In addition there is a large family bathroom, having a champagne coloured fluted suite, including a corner bath. On the second floor there are two good sized bedrooms each enjoying superb garden vistas.
Set in extensive gardens of 0.6 of an acre the property is approached via a generous sweeping tarmacadam driveway with a turning circle to the house. Immediately as you drive in there is a large integral double garage to the front and situated to the side are some useful brick outbuildings, including a store, w.c and a boiler room. Undoubtedly the best view of the house and gardens is from the rear, with its white washed facade and distinctive skyline providing the perfect setting. A large patio area provides the ideal area for al-fresco entertaining with its large rockery and water feature with bridge over leading onto an extensive lawned garden with deep borders and a summer house. Within the garden is a hidden Anderson shelter in one corner meanwhile close bordered fencing ensures privacy for the owners. EPC Rating - E
ENTRANCE PORCH 4.22m (13'10') x 1.55m (5'1')
A lovely bright enclosed entrance porch with a tiled floor, lincrusta panelling to dado height, a single glazed window and a further entrance door.
RECEPTION HALL 4.39m (14'5') x 3.96m (13'0')
A grand entrance hall where the polished balustrade and spindle return staircase rises to the first floor part galleried landing. Featuring a high ceiling with the original cornice, a port hole window, built-in storage cupboards and a radiator. It has a large walk-in storage cupboard with shelving.
DRAWING ROOM 7.62m (25'0') x 5.74m (18'10')
A magnificent family room beautifully refurbished with copious use of oak featuring full height picture windows overlooking the gardens and driveway. Tastefully decorated with a lovely ceiling cornice and a matching rose, built-in arch recesses and oak skirting boards with hidden cupboards. The focal point is a stunning polished fireplace housing a built-in living flame gas fire with marble inlay and a matching hearth.
LIVING ROOM 6.76m (22'2') x 4.39m (14'5')
plus 3.58m (11'9') x 2.69m (8'10')
A charming 'L' shaped room which was extended in later years to form a lovely addition, featuring a minster fireplace housing a gas fire on one wall flanked by two leaded windows. It has a built-in handmade bookcase with storage cupboards and a specially designed cabinet with its own lead lined drawer. There is beautiful built-in furniture with display shelving and cabinets below. French double glazed doors give views and access onto the rear patio. A further side door leads into the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 6.12m (20'1') x 3.10m (10'2')approx
Forming a half moon shaped bay overlooking the gardens with full height picture windows, a fire set on a raised tiled hearth and a French double glazed door providing access onto the patio.
DINING ROOM 5.79m (19'0') x 4.32m (14'2')
Another lovely room featuring a beautiful twin columned fire surround with a bevelled glass mirrored over mantle, housing a cast and tiled fireplace with inset gas fire set on a raised tiled hearth. The elegant room features the original ceiling cornice, high skirting boards and a deep walk-in bay with a radiator and double glazed leaded windows overlooking the front garden. A further door leads into the Kitchen.
KITCHEN 6.86m (22'6') x 4.29m (14'1')
A large and spacious kitchen ideal for the growing family. Fitted with a range of ash fronted base and wall mounted units having complementary worksurfaces incorporating a double stainless steel sink with mixer taps and tiled splash back. Built-in Neff appliances include a five ring electric hob with overhead extractor fan and light, a double fan assisted oven and grill, an integrated refrigerator and a built-in dishwasher. The kitchen worktops form an unusual shaped breakfast peninsular with storage cupboards beneath. A quality Amtico tiled floor continues through into the dining area of the kitchen with a radiator and a lovely oak framed leaded window overlooking the patio and rear garden. The original staff bell is still in working order to each reception room and some of the bedrooms. A door leads from the kitchen into a large utility room.
UTILITY ROOM 4.95m (16'3') x 3.25m (10'8')
Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units having complementary worksurfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer taps and tiled splash back. There is plumbing for a washing machine, a vent for a tumble dryer and plenty of further storage space. It has a matching quality Amtico flooring to the kitchen, dual aspect windows, an exterior door to the garden and a further integral door leading into the double garage.
STAFF QUARTER/REAR LOBBY 4.72m (15'6') x 3.81m (12'6')max
Located off the kitchen and now redesigned as a rear lobby/children's play area with an exterior door to the garden and built-in storage cupboards (one housing the hot water tank).
Comprising a close coupled w.c, a pedestal wash hand basin and a single shower. Fully tiled with a radiator and a double glazed side window.
STUDY 5.21m (17'1') x 3.81m (12'6')
Formally the staff quarters, with its own independent heating system. A good sized room featuring an oak fire surround with cast and tiled inlay and housing a living flame gas fire. There are two radiators and views of the garden and patio, with access via French double glazed doors.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING 4.39m (14'5') x 2.90m (9'6')
A spacious first floor landing, with a further balustrade and spindle return staircase leading to the second floor level. Well decorated with original coving to the ceiling, and an original leaded light single glazed window to the side elevation. There is a built-in walk in airing cupboard. All rooms lead directly off as follows:
MASTER BEDROOM 6.12m (20'1')into bay x 4.34m (14'3')
A lovely size master bedroom with a range of quality Strachan built-in wardrobes forming a double bed recess, with matching bedside tables and bed head. A special feature of the bedroom is the large bay window overlooking the gardens and a further glazed door provides access onto a walk-on railed balcony.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 3.58m (11'9') x 2.39m (7'10')
Partly tiled featuring a built-in vanity unit with drawers and corner mirrors and comprising of a close coupled w.c, a pedestal wash hand basin and a corner bath with a seating area. It has a traditional towel rail and dual aspect original leaded windows.
BEDROOM TWO 3.96m (13'0')into bay x 4.32m (14'2')
A most delightful bedroom with a lovely walk in bay window overlooking the front garden and driveway. It has coving to the ceiling, a complementary dado rail, two radiators and a further glazed side window.
BEDROOM THREE 4.32m (14'2') x 3.66m (12'0')
Another lovely bedroom with a large double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. The room is well decorated with coving to the ceiling and a radiator.
BATHROOM 3.05m (10'0') x 3.05m (10'0')
A good size fully tiled bathroom featuring a scalloped champagne coloured suite with floral motif comprising a close coupled w.c, a pedestal wash hand basin and a corner bath with a seating area. There is an additional single tiled shower cubicle and a small towel rail, a built-in storage cupboard and a double glazed side window.
SECOND FLOOR LEVEL
Accessed from a further balustrade and spindle staircase.
BEDROOM FOUR 4.06m (13'4') x 3.15m (10'4')
A pleasant bedroom with a uPVC window overlooking the rear garden. It has a shaped ceiling into the roof line with access to the loft space and a radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 2.95m (9'8') x 2.44m (8'0')
Another loft bedroom with a radiator and a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect.
DOUBLE INTEGRAL GARAGE 5.69m (18'8') x 5.54m (18'2')
With courtesy door access from the utility room, power and light. It has two electric up and over doors and storage above.
2.44m (8'0') x 1.85m (6'1')
A useful store room for garden furniture.
(Unaware of working condition).
Housing the Ideal Concord boiler for the main house.
The property is situated on a wonderful mature plot extending to approximately half an acre approached via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway with turning circle to the front and side of the house. The property occupies a broad frontage with a pleasant native and tree lined hedged boundary. The gardens sweep around the house on three sides with a variety of specimen plants and shrubs. To the rear is a large York stone patio area featuring a rock formation and ornamental pond with a bridge over. Beyond is an extensive lawned garden with further steps leading onto a raised sheltered corner with an ornamental brick wall. The borders are heavily planted with a variety of plants and shrubs, screened by conifers and in addition there is a summer house and a hidden Anderson shelter in one corner. The gardens enjoy a predominantly south facing aspect making this a delightful home for the growing family.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage are connected.
The property has a three zone heating system. Comprising radiators as detailed above connected to the Ideal Concord central heating boiler located in the Boiler Room.
The property has the benefit of some uPVC double glazing with extensive original leaded windows and some double glazed sealed unit windows.
North East Lincolnshire Council.
Our enquiries of the Local Authority indicate the property to be in Council Tax Band G.
Freehold - subject to Solicitors verification.
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