Rarely does an opportunity arise to acquire such an exceptional example of one of the iconic Regency Crescent townhouses built by Robert Cruickshank in 1826. Our clients have lived in number 19 since 2006 and have undertaken a total refurbishment of the property whilst retaining all of its original features, these have been blended with superb interior contemporary design throughout.
The front garden has been designed by Hambrooks with parterre box hedging, lavender borders, gravel pathways and a stone path leading to the front door. On entering the house, you are immediately aware of its stunning features with a fully glazed porch leading into the curved wall Hallway. The Dining Room showcases the glorious ceiling heights, deep skirtings, working shutters and centres on an original marble fireplace, this room leads into the Kitchen which has been beautifully fitted by Controlled Interiors with painted cupboards, Silestone worktops and high specification integrated appliances; double doors from the Kitchen lead down a wrought iron staircase to the terrace outside. Situated to the rear and overlooking the terrace and the garden beyond is a superb Garden Room, which is a recent addition, built in 2006 with a glazed atrium and sets of double doors leading to the garden. The Lower Ground Floor offers versatile accommodation currently utilised as a Snug, Office, Utility/Cloak Room and plenty of store cupboards.
On the first floor the truly magnificent Drawing Room is flooded with light with full height twin sash windows and working shutters providing lovely views over the Crescent Gardens. Original features have been retained such as the intricate cornicing and marble fireplace. There are five bedrooms in total; The Master Suite is situated on the entire second floor, very generous in size fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobe cupboards and benefitting from glorious water views across The Solent. The contemporary designer en-suite bathroom is stunning centring on a free standing egg bath, walk in large shower and twin wash hand basins. The double bedrooms on the third floor offer additional accommodation for guests and provide outstanding views over The Solent, Alverstoke Village and Spinnaker Tower beyond.
The walled rear garden has a large terrace ideal for entertaining and relaxing, it has been thoughtfully designed and planted with pretty herbaceous borders, a trailing rose and wisteria and an area of lawn. Planning permission has been granted to install timber gates to the rear to provide ample off-road parking from Anglesey Arms Road. Residents of The Crescent can become members of the Crescent Gardens which extend to 1.36 acres and remain historically important retaining the planting and character of the Regency period.
Alverstoke is a beautiful conservation area with Stokes Bay and The Solent within walking distance offering coastal walks and water activities. Alverstoke Village centre is half a mile away and has a range of amenities including a church, schools, local shops, pubs and restaurants. Access to the M27 is under eight miles away and a passenger ferry exists to mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES:
Re-wired in 2006; Re-plumbed in 2006 with high pressurised water system and 2 Worcester boilers; Lower Ground Floor tanked with 20-year guarantee; Virgin cable installed for wifi and phone; Garden Room built in 2006; Underfloor heating to Garden Room and all bathrooms; Aquadition water softener; Outside half cellar (suitable for conversion for storage); Wrought iron railings to front garden installed 2010; Hambrooks designed front garden; Exterior of building painted in 2015 and windows painted in 2019; Electric fire to Lower Ground Floor; Cloakroom/Utility Room with washing machine; Wine store, pantry store and large storage cupboards to Lower Ground Floor; Working shutters to Snug, Dining Room and Drawing Room; Original marble fireplace, Cowdray steel grate and gas coal effect fire to Drawing and Dining Room; Miele kitchen appliances to include 5 ring gas hob, extractor hood, microwave/grill/oven, oven and grill, dishwasher and fridge/freezer; Plantation shutters to Half Landing Cloakroom and Bathroom and Master Ensuite Bathroom; Porcelanosa tiling throughout the Master Ensuite Bathroom; Wrought iron fireplace to Master Bedroom, Master En-suite Bathroom and Bedroom 2; Fully insulated loft spaces and digital TV aerial; Planning permission to erect timber gates, wall and shed to rear garden (Ref: 17/00578/FULL).
TENURE: Freehold; SERVICES: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage; LOCAL AUTHORITY: Gosport Borough Council; TAX BAND: G
Alverstoke village amenities – 0.5 miles; Gosport Ferry – 2 miles; Fareham Train Station – 7 miles; Portsmouth – 10 miles