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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Great Dunmow, Essex
Tenure: FreeholdBeautifully restored Grade II listed home, ideally suited to family life and entertaining with well proportioned receptions and stunning kitchen/breakfast and garden rooms out to south facing gardens.
The property has been carefully and lovingly restored, floor by floor, uncovering layer upon layer of exquisite architectural detail in a once neglected building. Panelling original to the Georgian part of the house has been uncovered, along with beams and fireplaces whilst retaining the historical integrity of the building. A carefully selected neutral palette of Farrow and Ball Heritage paints and wool carpeting has been used throughout, whilst still allowing it to function as a relaxed family home. Fittings of the highest quality have been specified, including Leffroy Brooks sanitary ware to all the bathrooms, cast iron architectural radiators and American shutters.
Entering by attractive broad stone steps with cast iron railings through a solid oak door into a wide and gracious entrance hall. This area leads naturally to all the principal rooms, whilst allowing space for furnishings – at present a grand piano. The fireplace was revealed when the house was restored as was the classic panelling. A door leads off to a lobby giving plenty of storage for coats and shoes.
The drawing room is a light filled, well proportioned room with bay windows to the south and east. It has original panelling and a large fireplace. This has a ‘painted stone’ surround, original brick hearth and large Dovre multi fuel wood burner. Also leading from the entrance hall is the formal dining room with east facing bay window and panelling. Again there is an attractive fireplace with stone surround. A door leads from the dining room through to the lobby where to the right is an area that could be utilized for wine storage.
The heart of the home is the most impressive vaulted and beamed kitchen which in turn flows into the Garden Room. Craftsmen built bespoke painted units with granite work surfaces house a range of high specification appliances; Miele steam oven, induction hob, two dishwashers and an American style fridge freezer. There is a four door Aga and deep double Villeroy and Boch sink. The island includes an original butchers block, separate sink with waste disposal and solid oak breakfast bar. There is a fitted larder with cold shelf and a cleverly designed home office area with wi-fi link The “Westbury” Garden room, again with vaulted ceiling, has three sets of French doors out to the terracing with additional ventilation via an electrically operated fanlight. The utility, with original brick floor, has extensive cabinets with solid wood surfaces and integrated drinks fridge, large under mounted Belfast sink and space for washing machine and tumble drier. The boot room has plenty of storage via bench seating.
The sitting room again has a large wood burner and Sky TV area.
The first floor study, with views over the garden, provides good storage via fitted cabinets and shelving.
Work on the staircase revealed a small viewing landing with leaded window looking down into the kitchen.
In the main bedroom, sixteenth century oak ceiling beams and wall uprights create striking features whilst from the window there are views across fields to the church. A walk in dressing room is fitted with bespoke walnut cabinets including hanging and drawers.
The generous master bathroom, with underfloor heating houses a freestanding ‘Albion’ bath. Two further large double bedrooms each have access to well fitted bathrooms.
The children’s bedrooms in the attic, designed to give ample space for homework and play, could equally become a self contained suite for guests. There is a large vaulted landing area with two good size bedrooms either side, one of which has a well fitted ensuite.
Outside and Garden
The south westerly walled garden has been cleverly landscaped, incorporating a ‘summer kitchen’ with dining area and a seating area around a ‘firepit’. Extensive Yorkstone terracing and lawns are bordered by soft red brick walls and clipped Yew hedging. A double garage provides excellent storage with an adjoining workshop. There are raised vegetable beds and a walled courtyard to one side.
En Suite Bathroom
En Suite Bathroom
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