2 bedroom duplex for sale

King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • STUNNING REFURBISHMENT AND REMODELLING
  • CONTEMPORARY FLAIR WITH RESTORED MEDIEVAL FEATURE
  • HEART OF THE ANCIENT CITY CENTRE
  • MINUTES WALK TO ALL THE SIGHTS
  • TUCKED AWAY WITH AMAZING ROOF TERRACE
  • SOUTH WEST FACING FOR EVENING SUNDOWNERS
  • SUPERB WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

KING STREET, NORWICH CITY CENTRE

MEDIEVAL ROOTS, CONTEMPORARY LIVING TUCKED AWAY IN THE CITY CENTRE

From the inside it's difficult to tell that this home originates from the time when this part of the city was the commercial hub with thriving merchants houses, such is the crispness of the interior with its stunning contemporary restoration; the present owners have created a perfect home but the fascination of its history is never far away with exposed beams and rooflines. From the outside the sense of medieval Norwich is evident with the City's oldest house opposite this could only be a Listed Building (Grade II*) and the immediate row of properties forms a picturesque group known as Ships Row, from the public house which was this properties original function. Located within the City walls just south of the centre and in one of Norwich's most historic streets this is a veritable treasure chest.

ACCOMMODATION

The interior has been meticulously restored and updated over two floors creating a jaw-dropping but nevertheless thoroughly useable and practical home. The modern, custom built kitchen has the latest appliances and has been remodelled to work for the most ardent of cooks. The vast sitting room, which overlooks this historic quarter, now so peaceful as road traffic is restricted, has a size which opens it up to a whole variety of purposes. Not your everyday bathroom on this level, but a contemporary wetroom akin to that of a 5* boutique hotel - in fact the whole home has a calm, contemporary elegance. The first floor has a landing large enough to use as workspace, together with a walk-in cupboard. Off the landing are two large double bedrooms.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance lobby hall with relax area l Wetroom | Sitting room with wood burning stove | Kitchen .

First Floor: Landing/library area with walk in cupboard | Two double bedrooms

Outside: Elevated and enclosed terrace which is south west facing; a real sheltered suntrap.

SITUATION

King Street stands a little above the river Wensum in an area where Norwich was first settled and which is steeped in history. Once falling into disrepair after the last war, the area has gradually been restored and in recent years has seen a resurgence, with two footbridges built to connect to the opposite side of the river and the modern residential and leisure area. The railway station is a few minutes walk away and King Street leads straight to the Cathedral precincts, with pedestrian priority for a good part of the way. This is an area with mixed uses but has a strong residential presence, and there’s history to take in almost everywhere you look
For those who know Norwich, the proximity of the city centre amenities and fabulous facilities will need no further explanation, but for those new to the region you have delights galore to discover.

Norwich is rightly famous for its arts and culture, and the vibrant night-life with night-clubs, cinema and theatre. Bars, cafés, antique shops and riverside walks figure locally, and flint churches abound. Around the city centre are a wealth of historic and nationally important buildings; from the majestic Norman Cathedral and its magnificent counterpart of the Castle to the Medieval streets of which King Street is a prime example to the beautifully restored merchants house known as Dragon Hall. Norwich exudes a sense of history and place which few other cities can match; this is the most complete medieval city in Britain and offers a rare blend of history and sophistication, with a modern outlook. The Forum, containing the Millennium Library Forum Gallery and the BBC studio, is adjacent to the imposing City Hall and the ancient Guildhall. Restaurants, pubs and café-bars are also in good supply for those who enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle, or just the sumptuous food and snacks available.

Norwich retains much of its medieval street pattern and there are hidden gems and specialist shops to discover and as a major retailing centre, shopping in Norwich is about as good as it gets, with major stores, two shopping malls, specialist shops and local retailers there should be enough to satisfy everyone. The famous open market with over 190 stalls selling a wide selection of staple and specialist items is regularly complimented by specialist markets set up in and around the city centre, and regular events including the annual Norwich Fringe and fairs help to maintain a sense of vibrancy.
The city is a strong employment and research base, and has two universities in addition to the City of Norwich college providing higher educational needs, the Norwich University of the Arts also retains its presence in the city centre, and open spaces such as Chapelfield Gardens, Cathedral Close and the Castle Mound are more peaceful, although Norwich never seems to be a place to have to hide from. Gyms and the swimming pools are available for those who want them.

The main-line railway station provides good rail links to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street Station with an approximate journey time to London of under two hours. Norwich International Airport is to the north of the city and has daily flights to continental Europe and UK destinations. Norwich City football club is close enough to hear the cheers when the wind direction allows. With several cafes & the local shop on King Street, supermarket at Riverside and John Lewis up the hill, you' hardly need a car to live here.

DESCRIPTION

Tucked way off this famous thoroughfare is this gem of a home, cleverly arranged and beautifully executed with an intense eye to detail - we think the word stunning; to be a fair description of the layout and finish achieved by the current owners. This is a house for those who enjoy history and the charm of an old, Grade II* Listed Building which is believed to have been built as The Ship Inn in the early 17th c and converted into residential use in the mid 1960's. There is a contemporary feel to the interior and the landscaping of the exterior terrace to create a secluded suntrap.
Whilst this is a base from which the City can be enjoyed to best effect, this is a home you could work from, such is the sense of tranquillity, or merely close the front door and relax and take in the ambience of this historic property, taking care not to doze off in front of the woodburner.

DIRECTIONS

It is easy to walk to most of the City's amenities, but resident's parking is available with a pay and display close at hand on King Street or the car park on Rouen Road. Garages are available to rent two minutes walk away. From Tombland, opposite the Cathedral main entrance, Upper King Street runs in a southerly direction away from the city centre, cross onto King Street adjacent to the old stone-built Post Office and walk down to Rose Lane, cross again along King Street and walk on past Dragon Hall and the Waterfront on the left to No.166 which will be found down Ship Yard passage on the right hand side.

GENERAL

Tenure: The property is Leasehold 102 years.
Services: Mains gas, water, electricity, and drainage are understood to be connected. There is newly installed gas fired radiator central heating.
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
Council Tax Band: B
Postcode: NR1 1QH
Price: £325,000


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23 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Norwich (0.3 mi)
  • Brundall Gardens (4.9 mi)
  • Salhouse (5.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Norwich (0.3 mi)
  • Brundall Gardens (4.9 mi)
  • Salhouse (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Allgood & Davey, Norwich

10 Queen Street, Norwich, NR2 4TA

01603 861961 Local call rate

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