Ridgeway Drive, Newport


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This home, perched on community-centric Ridgeway Drive comes with more than just original post WW1charm (it is a 1930s property afterall).

The three bedroom, two living space, semi-detached dwelling is speckled with period touches but carries bags of untouched potential to really open up and express yourself in a new home for a new chapter. Ridgeway Drive has been thoughtfully modernised throughout the years but also kept intact its features that will live on, no matter the dweller. From original internal doors and flooring, to big bay windows that offer light and comfort from morning to night, the layout and character make this home worth visiting.

Sat on a gentle slope, the front driveway/garden is walled and private, the two-tone front façade gently shielded from passers by on foot by the shrubbery. Red brick and a half rendered frontage is an immediate friendly pull to the front door, which sits to the side of the house. For those whose focus is on reducing their carbon footprint, an electric car charging point has been installed on the exterior. This home is ready for the future, but not forgetting the past.

Past the deep red-toned door and into the hallway, herringbone parquet flooring leads the way, with the stairs concealing hidden storage beneath. It is modern and simple with a rustic edge. Throughout, the owners have added nods to its heritage with pops of bold tones in the way of the Farrow & Ball library of colours, deftly washed over key walls to accent and accentuate, here and there. Eyes are immediately caught by the boldness of the living room colour, which can be used as a formal dining space. A vibrant, majestic teal tone pairs brilliantly with the detailed coving that adds a regal essence; perfect for entertaining, this space with its marble fireplace and granite hearth, is grown up and calling out for dinner parties.

The family room to the back of the home is charming, convivial, with a wash of soothing, almost meditative green on the fireplace wall sits. A bay window here adds more light to the cosy, informal space, where relaxation and winding down are the order of the day.
The galley kitchen is a continuation from the hallway and could be connected with the family room, if renovating was on the cards for the next home owner. A simple kitchen layout allows for plenty of space, where granite worktops and tiled flooring add a modernity that has universal appeal. Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and fridge and STOVE is the brand of choice for electric oven, grill and five ring hob burner. French doors lead you out into your private, perfectly proportioned and lovingly landscaped garden.

When heading upstairs, you cannot fail to stop at the seductive stained-glass window in the stairwell, a continuation of the glass motif in the front door and hallway window. Romanticising the era of the home in the best possible way, it is these touches, alongside the modernity of recessed shelving with lighting, that gives this home its own sparkle.
Here, there are two equally proportioned bedrooms, front and back, both with built-in wardrobe space. Pastel tones blend with jewel colours on the walls as a deep sense of comfort oozes from the upstairs living quarters. The third bedroom, currently used as an office space could easily transform into a smart little bedroom space or perhaps lead the way into an extension into the loft space... Opportunity presents itself at every turn here. Plush new carpets add a sumptuousness underfoot and the recently updated central heating ensures warmth and cosiness throughout.

The main bathroom is a smart shower space with fitted cabinetry. A rainfall shower head is added luxury at the end of a long day. Inside this home has been thoughtfully and lovingly kept to a high standard, ready for its next owner. Outside, extra care and attention has gone into creating an enticing garden space, zoned for various uses and immaculately kept with two patio areas and a lawn. Mature hedging and bed plants and shrubs soften the lines and add a richness to the exterior that is enjoyed from the family room and kitchen view.
Once you've enjoyed the cosiness of Ridgeway, you'll discover there is much more beyond your own front door, to explore and enjoy.