4 bedroom detached house for saleThurston Park, Whitstable
A truly unique ‘Art Deco’ detached house situated in a highly sought-after private road, ideally placed close to the railway station and just a short stroll to Tankerton Slopes. This individual property retains many original features and character throughout and would benefit from modernisation.
The property is entered via a hall/dining room with vaulted ceiling and staircase to the galleried landing. The generous sized lounge has door to the Veranda and there is also a kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Externally, there are mature gardens to the front and to the rear there is a driveway providing ample off street parking and a garage.
The property is found just a short distance from Whitstable railway station which provides a regular service to London and the Kent Coast. Whitstable town centre is within easy access and boasts a variety of independent shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants, as well as the beach and working harbour. There are a number of recreational and leisure activities available in the area, including sports clubs, sailing, theatre and art galleries, amongst many others.
Ground Floor -
Dining Hall - 5.59m x 5.11m (18'4 x 16'9) -
Lounge - 5.99m x 4.14m (19'8 x 13'7 ) -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.72m x 4.47m (15'6 x 14'8) -
First Floor -
Bedroom One - 4.14m x 3.68m (13'7 x 12'1) -
Bedroom Two - 4.14m x 3.20m (13'7 x 10'6) -
Bedroom Three - 2.95m x 2.59m (9'8 x 8'6) -
Bedroom Four - 2.21m x 1.83m (7'3 x 6'0) -
Front Garden -
Driveway - To the side providing off street parking for numerous vehicles
Detached Single Garage -
Rear Garden - Mainly laid to lawn with a variety of plants, shrubs and trees, patio area
The Vendor's View - Designed and built in the early 1930’s, 'Strebor House' was conceived to be a unique property with the Hollywood ‘wow-factor’ for a famous local resident.
At the time, Stroud & Roberts were known as the foremost builders in the area and both built adjacent homes for themselves in the newly developing Thurston Park. No expense was spared and Roberts’ house was created in the impressive ‘Art Deco’ style of the time. From the three slim pillars holding up the front façade, to the stunning 24-foot-high dining hall ceiling, the house was designed to impress. Many of the original features survive, including the original deep gold papered minstrel gallery, the curved walls and the sandwiched horse hair in the semi-circular lounge windows, which change colour with the passing of the sun. The house is a truly unique design, with nothing remotely like it in the area.
The name ‘Strebor’ is in fact, Roberts reversed and the main gate to the driveway is the original gate to Thurston Park, when it was indeed, a park.
The house has been in the same ownership since 1976, when the current owner’s wife set foot in the dining hall and gazed upwards, the house was sold in that split-second. We have been very happy here, lovely neighbours, a quiet private road, a sun trap of a rear garden, the railway station on your doorstep and not forgetting a wonderful, unique family home.
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