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St Georges Terrace, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6


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Aidan House occupies a prominent position on the approach to the sea front at Roker, an imposing building grounded in history which has undergone a remarkable conversion from church to commanding family home, undertaken with an admirable eye for detail, sympathetic appreciation of the property and a flourish which champions the unique character features. A distinctive and charming home, the generous layout affords considerable flexibility between both living and sleeping accommodation, whilst boasting an attached garage, twin gated driveway and private enclosed sun terrace garden.

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The accommodation comprises; entrance lobby opening to the reception hallway, sitting room with twin staircase mezzanine rising to a snug and reading deck, second lounge, superb dining kitchen with vaulted ceiling, master bedroom, family bathroom, study/home office, guest cloakroom and utility room. A staircase from the reception hallway leads to the first floor landing opening to four further bedrooms and guest shower room, whilst twin doors from the kitchen open to the former belfry, a turning staircase reaches four stories of informal themed spaces to the observatory, which cannot fail to impress with panoramic views of the beautiful coastline, North Sea and Sunderland City. The conversion embraces the practicalities of modern living with the quirk and charm of this individual building, all of which is carried off with a vibrant flare and delicate style, sure to surpass the expectations of discerning purchasers.


The main and original entrance to Aidan House is presented with twin painted timber doors opening to an internal lobby with glazed panel style door leading to the reception hallway.

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8.5m x 6.1m
The striking hallway is an absolute delight, as to be expected the hallway floods with natural light from a series of arched side elevation windows and secondary light from French doors to the sitting room. The polished wood effect floor leads to a beautiful turned spindle staircase with circular flourish banisters which rise to the first floor accommodation, whilst the body of the hallway continues through the home to the second lounge, master bedroom, family bathroom, guest cloakroom/wc and dining kitchen. Further to which the hallway benefits from a striking vaulted ceiling framed by exposed timber beams, ceiling coving, signature wallpaper and central heating radiators.

6.9m x 6.3m
A superb centre piece room to this unique home, the lounge rests to the front facing aspect of Aidan House with twin French doors opening from the reception hallway. Decorated in soft neutral tones, the present owners have created a room which combines the command of a vaulted ceiling with the intimacy of an inviting family lounge. Natural light is welcomed into the room from a series of arched windows at both low and high level, with a focal point solid fuel cast iron stove settled within an inglenook fireplace with masonry hearth and distinctive solid slate mantel. Further to which the sitting room features telephone and television points, traditional style radiators, exposed timber cross beams and a subtle curved recess, formerly the Apse of the church which displays an ornate stained glass depiction window. Two individual bespoke staircases provide access to the upper mezzanine floor arranged as two informal reception spaces.

4.3m x 2.5m
The first mezzanine is accessed by a turning varnished timber staircase with polished chrome effect spindles leading to an informal reading room with exposed ceiling beams and wood effect flooring. A second varnished timber staircase provides access to the second slightly larger mezzanine room overlooking the living space, arranged by the owner as an informal sitting area with wood effect flooring and contemporary banister with glass detailing.

4.1m x 4.1m
With access from the central hallway the informal lounge is placed to the side aspect of the property, presented by the owner as an informal television lounge, however purchasers may choose to create a formal dining room, children's playroom or guest bedroom. Features include a glazed panel style door, two arched windows, central heating radiator, wood effect flooring, recessed alcove with fitted shelving and a built in storage cupboard.

3.5m x 3.4m
The master bedroom occupies a position to the side elevation of the ground floor with access from the central hallway, shown to accommodate a king size bed plus a range of fitted wardrobes with storage and hanging space. Further to which the master bedroom benefits from a glazed panel style door, central heating radiator, soft neutral toned decoration and two arched windows, plus an internal door to the adjacent family bathroom.

3.5m x 2.39m
The family bathroom is located to the ground floor of the home, presented with an attractive white four piece suite comprising of centre piece twin end roll top bath with ball and claw feet and shower attachment, ceramic pedestal wash hand basin, double glass door shower enclosure with mains powered shower and a low level wc. In addition to which the bathroom offers ceramic tiled splash backs with border detailing, glazed panel door, tiled flooring, arched window, traditional style central heating radiator with attached towel rail, extractor fan and a further central heating radiator.

2.2m x 1.8m
Situated to the ground floor, the guest cloakroom offers access from the central hallway, presented with a ceramic wash hand basin and low level wc. In addition the cloakroom benefits from ceramic tiled splash backs, spotlighting, fitted storage cabinets with counter top, central heating radiator, tiled flooring and an extractor fan.

6.68m x 6.2m
Originally the Chancel of the building this exceptional room has been carefully converted to create a striking dining kitchen, framed by an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed timber ceiling beams, three tall arched windows and a velux style roof window. The kitchen is presented with a selection of bespoke storage cabinets finished with polished granite counters and ceramic mosaic splash backs. In addition to which the kitchen offers low voltage recessed halogen spotlighting, fitted storage drawers, attractive slate tiled flooring, wine rack, Belfast sink with mixer tap, ceiling coving, integrated dishwasher and freezer, waste disposal system to the double sink, television point and a centre piece exposed brick chimney breast housing the black enamel finish four oven gas fired Aga stove with twin hotplates and electric hob, plus hot water provision.

The room is shown to provide ample accommodation for a dining table plus eight chairs, whilst providing access to the tower rooms, hallway, utility room/lobby and study/home office.

Twin glazed doors open from the dining kitchen to the ground floor of the belfry tower which provides an external door to the private enclosed patio sun terrace and a stylish spiral staircase to the upper levels of the tower. The present owners have created an attractive space, utilising the room as an informal sitting area with a central heating radiator and a continuation of the slate tiled flooring from the kitchen.

The spiral staircase leads to the first floor of the tower within which the present owners have created a quiet space ideal as a library, with exposed wood flooring, internal windows overlooking the kitchen and a continuation of the staircase to the second floor level.

Within the second floor of the tower is an informal study, enjoying impressive views from arched upvc double glazed windows, exposed wood flooring and a further varnished timber staircase to the third floor observatory.

The third floor of the tower takes in outstanding panoramic views over the rooftops reaching towards the Roker coastline and North Sea, whilst also stretching to Sunderland City centre. It is extremely rare to own a home with an observatory and one with such a constantly changing landscape to consume must be said to be truly unique.

2.39m x 1.5m
A small lobby leads from the dining kitchen with through access to the garage, sun room and utility room. The utility room benefits from fitted counters, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, central heating radiator and a built in storage cupboard.

6.3m x 2.1m
The sun room rests to the side aspect of the property with wall lighting, twin upvc double glazed external doors, paved flooring and skylight ceiling.

3.3m x 1.9m
With access from the dining kitchen, the study is presented with a fitted desk and a range of storage cabinets, shelving and drawers, with wood effect flooring, side aspect windows, telephone point and a central heating radiator.

The attractive turned staircase from the reception hallway leads to the first floor landing which provides access to four bedrooms and the guest shower room with ceiling mounted loft hatch complete with ladder opening to a generous loft storage space with power, storage space and work bench.

3.8m x 3.5m
The second bedroom is placed to the side aspect of the home, shown to accommodate a double size bed plus ample space to accommodate a selection of bedroom furniture, with a velux style roof window, central heating radiator, exposed timber beams and a vaulted ceiling.

3.5m x 3.5m
With access from the first floor landing the third bedroom is also shown to accommodate a double size bed. Features of the room to note include the attractive signature wallpaper, exposed timber ceiling beam with vaulted ceiling, central heating radiator and velux style roof window.

3.5m x 3.1m
Bedroom four is situated to the side view of the property with exposed timber beams, velux style roof window, panel style door and a central heating radiator.

3.1m x 2.6m
The final bedroom is located to the side view of the property with exposed timber beams, velux style roof window, panel style door and a central heating radiator. The room offers an ideal dressing room or nursery.

2.31m x 1.2m
The guest shower room is presented with a contemporary three piece suite comprising of walk-in wet room style shower enclosure with mains powered shower, low level button flush wc and wall mounted glass bowl wash hand basin. In addition the shower room offers ceramic tiled splash backs with tiled flooring, polished chrome effect heated towel rail, low voltage ceiling recessed halogen spotlighting and an extractor fan.

Externally Aidan House benefits from walled gardens to the front and sides, whilst to the rear is a private enclosed patio sun terrace. Twin wrought iron gates open to a double length driveway, whilst to the rear there is a slim garage suitable for a small car and with boarded loft space, ideal for storage.

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18 August 2012

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