6 bedroom detached house for salePark Avenue North, Harpenden, Herts, AL5
- 3 receptions
- 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- ECP EER - E
- garage & garden
We are delighted to present to the market a house that has been owned by only two families over the last 50 years. Beechwood is a wonderful 1920s detached family home, measuring in excess of 3000 sq ft. and occupies a corner plot in Harpenden's most sought after and prestigious residential address.
The property has been maintained to a high standard and many original features have been retained, to include high ceilings, decorative coving, picture rails, plate racks, original fireplaces and leaded light windows. In order to fully appreciate both the proportions and potential of this fine home, internal viewing is highly recommended.
For comfort and economy gas fired central heating is featured throughout and for convenience, there is a carriage driveway providing off street parking for many vehicles, together with a detached single garage. More detailed notes are to be found as set out below and should be read in conjunction with the floorplan.
Entrance Porch - Entirely closed area, with double timber doors with glazed inserts opening to the front.
Entrance Hall - Multi-paned timber glazed door opening to porch, with matching sidelight window. Solid oak timber flooring. Decorative coving. Radiator. Wall mounted thermostat. Wall mounted alarm control panel. Pull up matching solid oak hatch opening into Cellar. Double recessed storage cupboards. Further door to:
Cloakroom - Refitted white suite comprising close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin, with ceramic tiled splashbacks. Double recessed linen cupboard with ample shelving and radiator. Airing cupboard housing floor mounted gas boiler, pre-lagged copper hot water cylinder and water softener, the programmer for the central heating and hot water timings, together with switches for concealed garden lighting. Window to rear.
Drawing Room - A wonderfully proportioned room with large feature box bay window to front and two further windows to side. Cast iron fireplace with open and working grate with timber surround and marble inserts as well as a raised slate hearth. Plate rack. Wall light points. TV and telephone points. Radiator.
Dining Room - Window to side. Plate rack. Decorative coving. Radiator.
Music Room/Study - Featuring large box bay window to front, together with further bay window to side. Solid oak timber flooring. Built in bookshelves with storage cupboard below. Picture rail. Coving. Telephone point. Recessed storage cupboard. Radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Units comprising one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with draining board and mixer tap over. Comprehensive range of Sculleries maple wood wall and floor units. Granite work surfaces with matching granite upstands. Large gas fired range cooker with granite splashback and extractor hood over with built in lighting. Plumbing and space for automatic dishwasher. Space for American style fridge freezer. Separate matching island unit affording plenty of additional storage and topped in matching granite. Ample space for table and chairs. Chrome recessed downlighters. Concealed under unit lighting. Feature bay window to side. Bay window to rear and door opening to rear terrace. Wall light points. Coving. Further window to rear, by sink. Radiator. TV point.
Utility Room - Units comprising one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit, with mixer tap over and storage cupboard below. Further range of both wall and floor units. Laminate roll top work surfaces. Plumbing and space for automatic dishwasher. Space for tumble dryer. Large walk-in recessed storage cupboard. Wall mounted alarm control panel. Solid timber door to side and window to side.
Cellar - 15'5 x 6'7 (4.70m x 2.01m) - Small cellar accessed via a hatch inset in the floor between the edge of the stairs & the kitchen/breakfast room
First Floor -
Landing - Approached via staircase from the Reception Hall, with window to rear on the half landing. Radiator. Recessed downlighters. Further doors to:
Bathroom - Panelled bath, separate step in shower cubicle with thermostatic fitted shower. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash had basin. Range of ceramic tiling. Three windows. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom One - Large window to front. Recessed storage cupboard. TV and telephone points. Picture rail. Decorative coving. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - Window to rear. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Picture rail. Decorative coving. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - Window to front. Cast iron fireplace with decorative surround. Picture rail. Decorative coving. Recessed downlighters. Double recessed wardrobe cupboards. Wall light points. Radiator.
Bedroom Six/Study - Window to side. Picture rail. Broadband point. Radiator.
Shower Room - Classic re-fitted white suite comprising close coupled WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin with mixer tap over and a comprehensive range of storage built in cupboards. There is also an oversized step in shower cubicle, featuring an Aqualisa thermostatic shower on a riser head. Recessed downlighter with extractor vent, built in over the shower unit. Recessed downlighters to the rest of the room, inset to the pelmet. Electric shaver socket. Wall mounted heated tubular towel rail. Coving.
Second Floor -
Landing - Approached via a turning staircase from the First Floor Landing, with window to rear on the half landing, together with an extremely useful storage cupboard, ideal for suitcases and overnight bags.
Bedroom Four - Window to front. Double recessed wardrobe cupboard together with additional double recessed storage cupboard. Picture rail. Built in book shelving units. Sink unit with storage cupboards below and splashback over. Radiator.
Bedroom Five - Window to side. Picture rail. Radiator. Door to large walk-in store room, which, subject to the usual local authority planning consents would, in our opinion, make a fabulous en-suite bathroom or shower room.
Front Garden - Carriage driveway, providing off street parking for several vehicles, with two sets of double wrought iron gates. Extensive range of well stocked flower and shrub borders.
Garage - Metal up and over door. Light and power. Window to rear. Timber door to side. This garage is a latter addition to the property and if one were inclined to re-build and extend it, in order to gain a far larger garage, this certainly would be possible, but again subject to the usual local authority consents.
Rear Garden - This delightful feature of the property benefits from sun from mid-morning until the evening and comprises a large raised paved sun terrace, with steps then leading down to the lawn area. Pretty garden pond and arbour. Extensive range of flower and shrub borders, featuring many specimen trees, with privacy coming via a range of very mature planting and close boarded timber fencing. Outside lighting. Outside power point. Gated access between the Garage and the house.
Side Garden - There is with this property a significant area on the eastern boundary with Maple Road, which is planted with an extensive range of mostly shrubs and specimen trees and adds greatly to the overall area of garden available within the curtilage of Beechwood. It is our opinion that if a family were to buy this property, then this space would be ideal to re-landscape to accommodate trampoline, play areas and sand pits etc.
The dual aspect nature of the gardens means that they benefit from the sun effectively throughout the day.
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