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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Maldon

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Property Description

Key features

  • 1930S' ART DECO STYLE HOME
  • ACCOMMODATION EXTENDING TO 3,960 SQ FT
  • SIX GOOD-SIZE BEDROOMS
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
  • THREE BATHROOMS
  • GALLERIED HALL
  • LARGE SOUTH-WEST-FACING REAR GARDEN
  • DOUBLE GARAGE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE STORY

Amanda and Simon Garrett had always admired New Trees and so when it came on to the market 11 years ago they were quick to view and secure the purchase.

Dating back to 1932, the property was an exquisite example of an Art Deco house but also offered exceptional living space for the family of six.
"Simon's family live in this road and so he grew up close by - in fact, his parents' house was built on land that once belonged to this house," Amanda explains. "We had always liked the house and love the Art Deco period and style, and knew that if it ever became available we would love to have a look at it."
When the couple visited they were impressed with the space and the interior style. They knew they wished to renovate but could see its great potential.
"We knew it was going to be a full renovation project but we could see the potential for our young family; four children under the age of six at the time - it was going to be a fabulous family home"

HOME WITH HISTORY

The magnificent property is striking to look at and makes an immediate statement; it offers three storeys of accommodation, including six bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms.
It has an interesting historical background being build by ET Baker of Greens Flour Mills, who originally had a home called The Trees so it was fitting that when this was built it was name 'New Trees', The house then passed to Mr Bakers daughter Muriel who married Wallace Binder another local figure, a former Mayor whose name is synonymous with the town of Maldon

DESIGNER STYLE

Work began on the renovation project before the family moved in and then continued over the following months.
"We wanted to maintain as many of the period features as we could and where we could not keep them we kept as close to the originals as we could. In the hall, for example, the old black and white quarry tiles were damaged so we took them up and laid a new chequerboard tile design. The original garage was taken down and rebuilt in the same style using the same materials. At the same time a studio room was built above the garage and a separate laundry was created.
Décor for the house was also chosen carefully, with designer wallpapers and fabrics from the likes of Christian Lacroix, Designers Guild. Sanderson and Harlequin.

FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME

Yet despite its sumptuous style, New Trees is a comfortable family home, which is very easy to live in, Amanda explains.
"We are a big family but there is always a room to go off into if you want some peace and quiet - I tend to head off to my study or the laundry room!" she points out.
Family meals are often taken into the large kitchen/breakfast room while the dining room is perfect for special occasions."
"The master bedroom is wonderful too. It has its own dressing room and a fantastic bay window and fireplace. At Christmas and on birthdays we lay all the presents out in front of the fireplace and the children come through into our room to open them."

HAPPY TIMES

As the children have grown older they have enjoyed making use of the Apple Loft, the large studio space above the garage.
"They take turns to book it out so they can spend time up there with their friends: they can listen to music, watch films or play on their games consoles. It is a massive room - I used to have one end set up for my crafts before relocating it to the garden room"
In the summer, everyone enjoys the beautiful garden at New Trees, which has lots of different areas for playing out in or just relaxing in the sunshine.
"We have badminton set up outside in the summer and we often have barbecues," she says. "This is an incredible house for entertaining: our Christmas cocktail party, where we have a pianist in the hallway, has become infamous!"

MALDON TOWN

The family plan to stay in Maldon when they move. They enjoy living in the Essex town and find it extremely convenient.
"Maldon is a great town, with a fabulous high street, with lovely restaurants and cafés - most Saturday mornings Simon and I go there for coffee or breakfast and it is wonderful," says Amanda. "There is good access to the A12 but there is also so much to do here - the children have enjoyed sailing and riding, and we can all go for walks or bike rides. This is a great place to live."

SETTING THE SCENE

New Trees lives up to its name, with a leafy garden, beautiful trees and lovely lawns.
The large south-west-facing garden has places for outside dining and entertaining, and for children to play. There is plenty of off-road parking, an in-out drive and a double garage.

WITHIN EASY REACH

Good communications are easily available locally with the A12 at Junction 18 (6 miles away) and Witham railway station (7.5 miles away) providing a regular service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes. Stansted Airport is around 25 miles to the northwest, catering for domestic flights and international destinations beyond.
The county of Essex is distinguished by its open undulating farmland and provides a broad range of leisure pursuits, including a number of local golf clubs and the essex coast offering extensive walks, bird watching and sailing.

WHATS NEARBY

The house is set in the centre of the delightful and historic coastal town of Maldon. Famous for its sea salt and Oysters, and a short walk to the Hythe Quay where you can find a selection of Thames Barges, a perfect day out for summer trips or parties along the Blackwater. All of the amenities, that include private and state schools, doctors, dentists, library, swimming pool and leisure centre, a selection of shops, eateries and the historic waterfront are within walking distance which is perfect for anyone looking to have everything they need on their doorstep. There are a variety of mainstream retail outlets including W H Smiths, Tescos, Boots, M & S Simply Food, Barclays, Nat West and HSBC Bank, and some more individual boutique shops including a traditional greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers all selling a variety of local produce, established jewellers, clothes/fashion outlets, hairdressers, hardware and homeware. For sailing enthusiasts you have a sailing club in the town and at nearby Heybridge. There are a good selection of golf courses and country clubs within a short drive, including Five Lakes/Crown Plaza Golf and County Club and Benton Hall. For schooling there is Maldon Court Independent Preparatory School, Plume Secondary Modern State School, three primary schools and a selection of nurseries and child care.

DIRECTIONS

Proceed into the village town of Maldon along London Road and turn right onto Wellington Road where the house can be found on the right hand side.


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