A beautifully restored, 3 storey, Grade II listed, Former merchant’s house dating from the 17th century becoming a mansion house and operated as a bank until 1996 when it was reinstated as a private residence. set on Lowestoft's historic High Street. Lovingly and sympathetically restored, using reclaimed architectural features including: doors, panelling, plaster mouldings and cornices, complemented by modern light décor and made to measure plantation blinds. Planned over 3 floors, the incredibly spacious, versatile, adaptable living accommodation includes: a stunning 44' 'front to back' lounge/diner, bespoke hand built kitchen with marble work surfaces and fitted 'AGA', an additional sitting room, the original bank vault/safe, together with 6 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms planned over 2 floors. Outside there is a surprising large secluded garden with brick outbuildings, a timber office and 4 very rare private off street parking spaces. A truly amazing and fabulous home where viewing is not only advised, it is a essential.
A large hardwood entrance door to:
ENTRANCE LOBBYWith vinyl floor, radiator, internal door to:
RECEPTION HALLWith carpet, double banked radiator, dado rail, large under stair recess.
REAR LOBBYWith pamment tile floor covering, carpeted stairs to the first floor, sealed unit double glazed French doors overlooking the rear garden, radiator.
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/DINER44'4 (13.51m) x 13'10 (4.22m) narrowing to 11ft
With cast iron long burner set on a large marble hearth, large glazed window with fitted plantation blinds, carpet, radiators, power points.
With oak flooring, radiators, power points, sealed unit double glazed bay window with fitted plantation blinds overlooking the rear garden.
FITTED KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM26'4 (8.03m) x 13'4 (4.06m)
With inset single drainer sink unit, chrome HandC mixer tap, set in a solid marble 'L' shape work surface, hand built shaker style cupboards/drawers beneath, integrated dishwasher and fridge, further marble work surface with wine rack and cabinets, central island with bowl sink unit, matching shaker style cupboards/drawers, shelving beneath, pamment tile floor covering, spot lighting, dado rail, slot-in gas fired 'Aga range' with 2 hot plates, 2 double ovens and warming oven, sealed unit double glazed window overlooking the rear garden with fitted plantation blinds.
SITTING ROOM20'10 (6.35m) x 14'4 (4.37m)
With large glazed window with fitted plantation blinds, carpet, power points, TV point, radiators, glazed sky light.
INNER HALLWith vinyl floor lay, radiator, part-glazed rear entrance door, sealed unit double glazed window, large walk-in shelved pantry with marble work surface. BOILER ROOM - housing a gas fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating.
UTILITY ROOMWith space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, wash basin, raised eye-level shower unit and tray for dog grooming.
CLOAKROOMWith low level WC, floor tiling.
ORIGINAL BANK VAULT/STRONG ROOM18' (5.49m) x 14' (4.27m)
Now being used as store room with light and power.
FIRST FLOOR SPLIT LEVEL LANDINGWith carpet, power points, carpeted stairs to the second floor, access to boarded and lined roof void (with fold away ladder).
BOARDED ATTIC ROOMSAttic Room 1: 16ft x 10ft
Attic Room 2: 11'10 x 10'4
Attic Room 3: 8 x 4'10
Please note: measurements to the attic rooms are taken to a maximum and have some restriction to head height due to eaves.
MASTER BEDROOM16'6 (5.03m) x 13'3 (4.04m)
With original cornice ceiling, plaster ceiling rose, dado rail, carpet, power points, alcove storage cabinet, large glazed sash box window overlooking the rear garden with fitted plantation blinds.
BEDROOM 216'2 (4.93m) x 11'3 (3.43m)
With carpet, radiator, dado rail, cornice ceiling, plaster ceiling rose, picture rail, glazed sash box window overlooking the rear garden with fitted plantation blinds, two large walk-in shelved wardrobes.
BEDROOM 314'8 (4.47m) x 13' (3.96m)
With glazed sash box window, carpet, power points, radiator.
BEDROOM 4/STUDY11'2 (3.4m) x 10' (3.05m)
With carpet, tongue and groove panelled walls, radiator, power points, glazed sash box window, recessed shelved wardrobe cupboard.
FAMILY BATHROOM14'6 (4.42m) x 9' (2.74m) maximum
With wood panelled bath, gold effect HandC mixer tap, shower attachment, pedestal wash basin with gold effect HandC, low level WC, bidet, fully tiled shower cubicle with power shower, carpet, radiator, glazed sash box window, spot lighting, built-in airing cupboard with pre-lagged cylinder and slatted shelving.
SECOND FLOOR LANDINGWith carpet, radiator, glazed window having far reaching views over the rear garden, North Denes and the sea.
BEDROOM 517' (5.18m) x 13'10 (4.22m)
With carpet, radiator, panelled ceiling, sealed fireplace, glazed window having far reaching views over the rear garden, North Denes and sea.
BEDROOM 617'2 (5.23m) x 13' (3.96m)
With carpet, radiator, panelled ceiling, power points, glazed window with views over the rear garden, North Denes and sea.
BATHROOM10'8 (3.25m) x 10' (3.05m)
With a white suite comprising of a free-standing roll top claw-foot bath, chrome HandC mixer tap with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, tongue and groove pine panelling to dado rail, ceramic floor tiling, panelled ceiling, radiator.
OUTSIDETo the rear: there is a fully enclosed, large, secluded rear garden with wide raised patio area, extending through to a decked area and purpose built timber external office (12ft x 9ft with polycarbonate roof, light, power, sealed unit double glazed windows and French doors). Stepped path extending down to a brick and slate tile roof outbuilding (with light and power), outside WC, lawned garden area with inset mature tree, steps leading to a further tiered garden area with brick wall screen and panel fence. Side gate opening to FOUR private parking bays with access onto Martins Score.
NOTE: The vendor informs us that there planning permission was granted (now lapsed) for a pair of semi detached holiday cottages to be constructed in the rear garden. Plans and details are available if required