A modern townhouse with style and charm.
24 Portland Street is a stunning five storey, Grade II listed Regency townhouse sitting in the heart of the buzzing town of Royal Leamington Spa. The property has been completely renovated and modernised to create a spacious, light and beautifully decorated home. The charming architectural features have been retained and the grand proportions of the rooms emphasised to create a mix of large family spaces and intimate private rooms. The pretty courtyard garden makes this property an ideal home for a family looking for luxury living in the middle of town.
The property has gone through a lot of changes since 1827. In 2012 the current owners embarked on bringing the building back to it’s former glory by fully refurbishing and modernising the dilapidated dwelling. Fortunately the property had retained many original features from flagstone floors and fireplaces to the architraves and beautiful staircase. Over two years the property was transformed; a new roof added, old plumbing, gas pipes and electrics removed and replaced with new including underfloor heating and feature cast iron radiators. The front façade was sympathetically rejuvenated with fresh rendering and was painted to improve the appearance of both the house and the street. All windows were renovated to conserve energy and create a warm and light interior. Outside railings have been restored, new stone steps installed from pavement to basement, off street parking added to the rear, the garden dug up and re-laid and permission granted to build a car-port. Internally everything has been lovingly restored. Antique doors, flooring and light fittings were sourced and fitted, rooms re-configured to create an easy flow around the house. Storage, bathrooms and kitchen installed and then the finishing touches added with the paint brush. This was a grand design with spectacular results. The home is now ready for a new future with a new family.
Portland Street is a quiet, tree lined road moments from the town centre. The conservation area boasts impressive Georgian architecture. Well heeled neighbours like being close to Marks & Spencer food hall and having a boutique coffee shop to grab a latte to start the day. The train station is under ten minutes by foot or bicycle and there is easy access to motorways. Leamington is a beautiful and busy spa town with shops, cultural hubs and a wonderful local feel. The private and state schools are of the highest standards and there are plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained.
You enter the home via a stylishly painted front door and into a spacious and bright entrance hall with stripped original timber flooring, coved cornicing and plenty of space for bags and shoes. Past the striking original staircase and to the right is a huge sitting room with two fireplaces with log burners and beautiful surrounds and impressive sash windows at the front and back. The central double doors can be closed to create two cosy rooms and curl up on the sofa with a good book or leave them open to entertain family and friends. There is a WC on the ground floor, a cloakroom to hide everything and a door leading to the pretty courtyard garden.
Head downstairs and you are taken aback by the space and the quality of the conversion. The original flagstone flooring set the painted wood cabinetry and marble worktops off beautifully. The large central island is the beating heart of the kitchen and you are drawn to congregate around it and enjoy the kitchen. The dining area is home to a table for up to ten people, allowing the whole family to be together in one room where they have space to play, cook, work and relax. There is a WC, a pantry, a larder and lots of storage space. A large utility has been added to the same high spec of the kitchen. There is a door leading to a patio area with great outside storage and flagstone steps to the pavement above.
Climb the beautiful staircase, with Crucial Trading carpet, to the light and spacious first floor landing, which leads you to the vast master-bedroom, which feels like a five star suite. The two tall portrait sash windows fill the room with natural light, the high ceilings and generous dimensions allow space for storage, King size bed, sofa, desk and dressing table. The dressing room is a great space to keep clothes and lots of shoes neat and tidy. The en-suite bathroom is more like a boutique hotel than a normal bathroom with it’s free standing bath, antique wash stand and obscure glazed sash window. The underfloor heating keeps your toes warm when you step out of the shower on a cold winter morning.
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