Looking for a period home?
Redvers Street is a superb family home and a fine example of how a period home should be. Standing proud at the top of Redvers Street, you'll first notice how this is the only double fronted property on the street. This home was built by the builder of the street for himself, hence it's a little bit grander than many of others....
Throughout this home does not fail to impress with period features starting from the solid front entrance door with working doorbell, through the vestibule with mosaic tiling into a welcoming hallway. Look upwards at the beautiful stained glass window. View in the afternoon and catch the colours come to life as the sun streams in from the southwest aspect.
Throughout the ceilings are high adding to the period character of the home. There are four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and two separate reception rooms. The shaker style kitchen is ergonomically designed, and leads through to the complementing pantry and utility room. With a lovely walled courtyard, this is a superb family home not to be missed.
Welcome to Redvers Street, a sought after tucked away road located just a short stroll off the city centre and train station. This is a friendly neighbourhood. Many of the neighbours are families with children of varying ages and there are some older residents who have lived here for decades, who all look out for each other.
One of the regions most in demand primary schools is close by. Every amenity you could possibly want is close by including the Fairfield Association's play area, community orchard and nature reserve. Fairfield has the feel of living in a village.
Live here and you'll be living in one of the greenest areas of our city. You'll also be pleased to know a resident parking scheme is in operation.
What we love about this home
"This is a home which we always wanted to peek inside. It's one which has been in the same family ownership for the past 25 years. Sometimes you just look at a house and wonder - who lives there? Now we know!
This home retains many original features. It's been lovingly maintained and updated - for example, the double glazed working sash windows match exactly the originals. This is a home of stone with a red sandstone front door surround and a slate roof. A narrow garden planted with easy to care for shrubs, perennials and bulbs separates the house from the road. It stands out on the street"
The living space
From entering the home from the solid traditional front door, through the vestibule, into the spacious hallway, Redvers Street is a home with an abundance of period features. In only a few steps buyers will see, mosaic tiled floors, a beautiful stained glass window and beautiful original wooden Victorian doors. Stairs naturally lead to the upper floors.
Doors from the hall lead through to both ground floor reception rooms. Follow us through to the left and into the sitting room. The character flows through to this bay fronted room where an an original fireplace stands proud, the inset being a working open fire. Imagine toasting crumpets on a cold winters day around the glow of a real working fire. As now already expected, the picture rails, cornicing and sash windows have all been retained.
The second reception to the right of the hallway is equally as welcoming decorated in soft cream and retaining much character. An attractive log burner effect gas stove gives instant heat for cosy fireside reading. Useful shelving for your book collection is built into one alcove. The original tiled floor is a striking feature to this room.
The kitchen, off the dining room has ample storage through clever cupboard design with pull out baskets. The shaker style units and layout of this kitchen have been ergonomically designed ensuring everything is at hand. This is a kitchen which works. The built in appliances are by Bosch. Tucked neatly off the kitchen is the utility room and walk through pantry area. It's all designed to seamlessly blend in. The clever design ensures the kitchen is kept fuss free whilst the workings of the home including the washing happen "out of sight".
The first floor
It is time to explore upstairs. How many homes can boast two master bedrooms? Here you have a choice - two generous sized bedrooms look out over the front of the home. They are almost a mirror image of each other with their twin bay windows, high ceilings and original cornicing. The current family have chosen to use one as a first floor living room.
This first floor also features the study. It's perfectly positioned right above the front door. The owner loves the aspect looking down the street. The sun also streams in here lighting the room in a myriad of colours as the stained glass window of the landing area is in direct line. You could of course use this room as a nursery or even dressing room.
Finally before we head upstairs to the 2nd floor don't forget the family bathroom which features a Heritage 4-piece suite. Freshen up for the day ahead in the spacious corner shower cubicle. Relax at the end of a long day in a bubble bath and turn down the lights with the dimmable switch.
The 2nd floor
Take the staircase and follow as it turns and curves up to the 2nd floor. Is this the ideal floor for families with older children? They can certainly find their own space. This floor plays host to two further double bedrooms one of which is large enough to also accommodate a sofabed - it really is a teenagers dream. You of course may prefer the peaceful of the 2nd bedroom. It is the owner's favourite room of the home.
This floor also has its own shower room - it's a light and bright room thanks to the two Velux windows.
Outside the home
Redvers Street is set back from the road by a beautifully planted forecourt garden area. Residents permit parking prevents city workers from parking outside the home, another feature we really like. To the rear there is an enclosed, private, southwest facing courtyard with ample space to sit out. Mature plants and climbing flowers add colour and interest creating a perfect area to for eating alfresco on a summers day.
A small outhouse provides storage facilities and can accommodate a bike.