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5 bedroom detached house for sale
- DETACHED 1930S FAMILY HOME
- THREE BEDROOM SUITES
- TWO FURTHER BEDROOMS (ONE GROUND FLOOR)
- LUXURY BESPOKE WALNUT KITCHEN
- WALNUT FLOORING TO THE GROUND FLOOR
- LANDSCAPED GARDENS WITH DECKING AREA
- UNDER-FLOOR HEATING THROUGHOUT
- ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO APPROXIMATELY 3804 SQ FEE
Pulling open the balcony doors in the morning and sitting in the cool air to enjoy the leafy view, the owners of the Creswick Road house enjoy the easy lifestyle their London home has brought them.
They bought the detached house with the idea of both renovating and extending it, and have now created a peaceful haven within easy reach of the city itself.
It was the plot that attracted us - it was wider than many other houses in the area. We could see there was potential to double the size of the property and to still have a lovely garden, said the owner.
He added: This is a great location for getting to everything you need as well, and it is nice to be able to open the balcony doors in the morning and to sit there with a cup of coffee to listen to the birds.
The owners embarked on a thorough modernisation programme of the house, which dates back to the 1930s. Now their five-bedroom home features lots of glass that brings the light streaming in, as well as bright, open living spaces.
The rooms are all large and airy, and the bedrooms are all now a good size, he said. We kept the décor very plain and then added our own Chinese furniture to it. We do have some sofas and other pieces that are European as well and they look good too. The inside of the house is fairly modern now.
The ground floor of the house, with its bespoke, hand-built walnut kitchen, offers open plan living, making it ideal for entertaining.
We left it all quite open so that someone could call through to the dining room while they were cooking, he explained. Concertina doors at the rear of the house open right up on to a 20ft decking area.
It is wonderful for parties in the summer. You could easily have 100 people or so flowing in and out.
The ground floor reception space is also a good area for simply relaxing with a good book or in front of the television, he went on.
And he added: The other place that is nice is the landing on the first floor. This is a little library or office area where you can sit quietly and read the Sunday papers.
Also on the first floor of the house is the stunning master bedroom which has a sumptuous en-suite bathroom and overlooks the garden with its wonderful horse chestnut tree.
There is also a dressing room here, which is the size of a single bedroom. This could also be used as a cot room or nursery, the owner explained.
There are two other bedrooms on this floor, one with an en-suite bathroom, while the other has access to the family bathroom.
The top floor of the house could have been two bedrooms but we decided to keep it as one large space. This would be a great room for a teenager or perhaps two children sharing. They could each have their own study area within the huge space, he said.
Now relocating for work, the owners admit they will be sad to leave the house they have seen evolve so much.
We will miss living here. We will miss the open plan living and the relaxed flow of the house, he said.
This is a fantastic house with an attractive garden in a great location. It offers everything you want for both family living and entertaining - it is a lifestyle home.
Approached via a low gated wall, the house captures your attention with its immaculate and traditional appearance on this wide tree-lined road. Originally built in the 1930s, 17 Creswick Road has been beautifully renovated and extended. The stunning walnut flooring deepens the warm and inviting appeal and with a keen eye for fluid lines and flowing rooms the present occupants have fitted a bespoke walnut kitchen topped by soft cream granite work surfaces that compliment the cream ceramic floor tiles. Sit up at the central island and view the 'chef at work' creating delicacies on the Westin Range with its five-ring gas hob (including wok burner) and char grill, three ovens and industrial extractor. And, if that is not enough, discover the corner refrigerator cold room store. It uses a 'dry cold system' so even cornflakes will not go soggy, while the Zip hydro tap allows you to obtain boiled or chilled water immediately. Although there is plenty of storage within the walnut cabinets an arch leads through to the 20ft utility room offering an opulent amount of extra space and plumbing for white goods, plus a large butler sink.
The reception hall, dining room and elegant drawing room blend into an open plan contemporary living space. Light bounces off the walls through the glass wall incorporating concertina doors that bring the rear garden into the living space, while the wall-mounted open fireplace sits centrally forming a striking feature and a natural divide between the dining room and drawing room. Just as you think all has been revealed within this living space, a gentle pull on what seems like a seamless wall reveals a walk-in wine store offering space for approximately 200 bottles. Another gentle pull reveals a study/fifth bedroom alongside a luxurious wet room-style double shower, floating WC and wash basin with black and white luxury tiling.
Ascend to the first floor and encounter the master suite with its dressing room and hidden German en-suite bathroom. Here you can relax in the glorious warmth of coffee and cream hues and enjoy the sound system. There is a double shower cubicle, free-standing bath plus a WC encased in a chocolate wooden vanitory unit. The concertina patio doors lead to the balcony which overlooks the mature trees of the garden, ideal for balmy summer nights when cool fresh air is welcome.
The generous landing is currently used as a reading and sitting area leading to two further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite following a black and white theme. A further luxurious family bathroom services this floor with shower cubicle, bath, WC and sound system.
Ascend again to the second floor where there is an expansive light and airy bedroom with enough space for a sitting area. This would make an ideal teenage suite with eaves storage, wardrobes and its own wet room across the hallway with half bath, basin and WC.
Setting the Scene
The landscaped garden at the Creswick Road house offers a combination of natural and man-made features.
The beautiful old chestnut tree, which has a preservation order on it, is complemented by a large fish pond.
We have an outdoor fireplace that it is nice to sit round in the evening and then there is a barbecue as well, he said. We have also laid foundations and put plumbing in for a hot tub, should anyone want to install one.
And he added: With its lawn and its plants, the garden does look lovely, particularly when the tree is in full bloom.
The low walled gated front driveway offers provision for parking on its gravelled drive although off-street parking is also available - a rare treat for a London suburb.
WITHIN EASY REACH
Life in the area has suited the owners well, both in terms of getting in and out of London.
We are close to shops and it is just a short walk to the Piccadilly Line, District Line or Central Line, he said. We can drive into London easily - reaching Knightsbridge it under 30 minutes, said the owner.
The nearest supermarket is Morrisons on Horn Lane boasting an excellent meat and fish counter, while the farmers' market on Saturday is very good for fresh fish and organic meat and vegetables.
Travelling out of London is easy with good transport links and there is a good range of shopping facilities. Ealing Broadway Mall, with its parking facilities, offers a one-stop shopping experience, while the new Westfield Shopping Mall is a short drive.
It is also easy to get out of London. We can reach the M3, M4 and M40 quickly, as well as the A40 and A4, and it takes us just 15/20 minutes to get to Heathrow Airport. Westfield Shopping Centre is five minutes away in the car and there are lots of good schools and restaurants in the area, commented the owner. In fact, one of the best fish shops in west London is next door to Ealing Common station, while excellent Thai, Chinese and Japanese restaurants are within walking distance and for extra fine dining Mayfair is 15 minutes via the A40.
The myriad of independent schools within easy reach include the Japanese School on Creffield Road; International School of London, Gunnersbury Avenue; Ecole Charles de Gaulle-Andre Malraux in Laurie Road Hanwell; the King Fahad Academy, Bromyard Avenue; Barbara Speake Stage School, East Acton Lane; Greek School, Pierrepoint Road and The Falcon School for Girls, Gunnersbury. Additionally, there are a number of local nurseries including Melrose Nursery School; Bizzy Lizzy Day Nursery; Happy Child Day Nursery; Casterbridge Care & Education and Buttercups Day.
Take the M4 London bound and exit onto the Great West Road/A4 toward the North and South Circular/A406/A205/ Chiswick/A315. At Chiswick High Road/Chiswick Roundabout /A315 take the first exit onto the North Circular Road /Gunnersbury Ave /A406, heading to North Circular/A40/M1/Wembley/Ealing. Turn Right at Gunnersbury Lane /A4000 then right again at the High Street /A40204. Take the slight left into Steyne Road /A4000 and just after Springfield playground turn left into Creswick Road. Number 17 can be found on the right hand side.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is W3 9HG.
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