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7 bedroom character property for sale

Alexandra Road, Reading

Withdrawn from Market £1,175,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial seven bedroom detached family home with flexible living accommodation
  • Studio annexe, can be joined to main house or self contained with own entrance
  • Cellar with three seperate rooms, main room measuring 14'8 x 8'2
  • Reading Grammar and Kendrick School both within walking distance and both rated outstanding with Ofsted
  • Enclosed rear gardens with a veranda seating area and mature shrubs and trees bordering
  • Close proximity to Reading town centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital and Reading main line station

Full description

Property IQ - (3D WALK AROUND TOUR AVAILABLE) Rex Law House was built in 1886 and has an original hand-painted stain glass feature above the front door showing Malvolio from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night reading a book, with the signature "Huntley and Palmer" suggesting the property was originally built for and owned by a senior member of their management team.

The current owners have lived in Rex Law House for the past 21 years and are ready to pass the baton to someone else. As they said, "We feel extremely lucky to have lived here all these years. It's a big house in a great central location that has a wonderful village feel. Rex Law House worked brilliantly for us. This home has incredible charm and warmth and retains many original features and captures everyone's imagination from the first step inside. "

From 1957 the house operated under the name "Argyle Hotel". Then, in 1975, the house took the name Rex Law House and served as police cadet lodgings. When the current owners took ownership, the house was in a sad state with many of the original features hidden.

Rex Law House is clearly a versatile building as it has been adapted to changing needs and circumstances over the years. The neighbourhood has a special feel too. Because of its unique architectural features, Alexandra Road Conservation Area was formed in 2006. You'll find top performing schools, Reading Boys Grammar and Kendrick Girls School, plus several private schools just a short walk away. Reading University and Royal Berkshire Hospital are also on the boundary of Redlands Ward. The town centre and Reading Station is well within walking distance, and the motorway is equally close.

All in all, this is a unique property. With over 3,500 square feet, it is one of the largest domestic properties in Reading. Additionally, its is one of the best locations in Reading, on a tree-lined quiet road with a great community feel.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 July 2017


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