- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 432 m²
8 Palmerston Park is a singularly attractive, three-storey, double-fronted Victorian residence (circa 1860) of impressive proportions (432sq.m. / 4,650 sq.ft. approx.) complete with distinctive Oriel bay window and beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking mature Palmerston Park.
Unique in personality and daring in its design a collaboration by both the owners and interior designer Suzie McAdam - this 5-bedroom/6-reception room red brick home is bold, dramatic, theatrical, spectacular, elegant, warm and welcoming quite the eclectic combination!
Purchased in 2012 by its current owners. They lived there for several years before undertaking a sensitive refurbishment putting their own unique stamp on it in the process. Under the expertise and guidance of conservation architect Suzanne MacDonald Vagge, a 2-year restoration and modernisation project was painstakingly carried out, being careful to preserve its integrity, whilst taking a refreshing chance in their design. The result is truly impressive: Victorian features, which are evident throughout, Art Deco elements, brasserie-style fittings, bold colours and hints of Maximalism combine in harmony.
Lit by tall sash windows throughout, this vibrant home is filled with natural light. The well-appointed accommodation flows perfectly over its three levels. The hall level comprises a welcoming hallway with marble and hardwood flooring, living room through to an ante room (ancillary kitchen) on to a striking Art Deco, brasserie-style kitchen/breakfastroom with eye-catching views of both the front and rear gardens from here. On the left-hand side of this symmetrical beauty, sits a large dining room resplendent in hand-painted wallpaper, a boot room with guest w.c. and home office/media room, wonderfully atmospheric in its slate grey tone. The first floor boasts one of the most magnificent drawing rooms complete with Oriel bay window where stunning views over the front gardens and year-round colourful Palmerston Park can be enjoyed. The adjoining sitting room would serve as an ideal 6th bedroom, should one s needs require. Equally those of you who wish to fully exploit the luxury of this beautiful home, may use the drawing room as their principle bedroom. A double bedroom with hand-painted wallpaper by Lizzo, walk-in wardrobe and exquisite shower room complete the 133sq.m. (approx.) of accommodation on this floor. The second floor and its return comprise of 4 additional double bedrooms (one of which is ensuite), each with their own unique design and d cor, a shower room with a practical laundry/utility room on the return.
Landscaped and designed by Paul Doyle, the gardens of Number 8 cleverly combine wonderful contemporary elements with formal design, not to mention high degrees of privacy and seclusion both front and rear. Accessed via electronic gates, the front garden enjoys a fantastic symmetry. Two Japanese Acers frame the wrought iron vehicular gates flanked by manicured tall box hedging and mature trees. A cleverly concealed bin store is hidden from view on the right-hand side, whilst a bicycle store and electric vehicle charging point occupy a secluded position on the left-hand side. There is parking for 2-3 cars comfortably, whilst low-lying parterre hedging borders well-stocked flowerbeds with rose bushes and shrubs, which frame both reception rooms. Two neatly manicured Topiary standards (Lollipop trees) greet you at the portico, drawing your eye to the columns, corbels and magnificent bay window.
The rear garden is beautifully manicured and immensely private. Measuring L.51 ft x W.38 ft approx. (max), it is both aesthetically very pleasing and practical in design. A neat lawn is bordered by raised beds with buxus balls, flowering plants, shrubs and cultivated Topiary standards - not only providing great visual appeal but fantastic privacy. Two patio areas are cleverly positioned to capture the morning and afternoon/evening sunshine. The latter is raised and positioned in the corner just off the kitchen/breakfast room, making this spot ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing it s quite the suntrap! A cut-stone outhouse/shed and more recent modern wooden store (which houses the gas boilers) are tucked away off the dining area of the kitchen and provide great storage.
Unquestionably one of the finest and most exciting homes to come to the market this year, 8 Palmerston Park is a very special home, which occupies a wonderful position on this sought-after premier road.
Those looking for a distinctive, impressive home in turnkey condition with a wealth of reception rooms and bedrooms complete with landscaped gardens and secure parking, need look no further.
Portico Supported by decorative columns. Boot scraper, tiled floor, coving, hardwood door with stained glass inset and windows flanking.
Entrance Hallway A wide and welcoming hallway with decorative coving, centre rose, dado rail, picture rail, Calacatta marble floor inlaid with walnut hardwood flooring, arch with decorative corbels, antique-style radiator, under stair storage, intercom to front gates.
Formal Dining Room 4.60m x 4.90m. With walnut herringbone hardwood flooring, wainscot panelling, ornate cornicing, frieze and picture rail, ceiling rose, a pair of tall sash windows with working shutters, handsome open fireplace with slate inset, dramatic hand-printed wallpaper by Ananbo - custom printed tropical panorama in the spirit of an 18th century scene.
Living Room 4.52m x 5.68m. With walnut herringbone hardwood flooring, intricate cornicing, frieze, picture rail, matching pair of tall sash windows with shutters, handsome marble open fireplace with brass hood and inset, pocket doors through to and steps down to:
Ante Room 4.38m x 4.80m. Feature raised Gazco gas fire, light oak wide plank flooring, wall to wall floor to ceiling panelled units which cleverly hide and house additional utilities to include a second dishwasher, second fridge, excellent storage and pantry, ancillary to the kitchen. Stunning ceiling rose. Archway through to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.69m x 4.89m. Enjoying a dual aspect with Art Deco, brass clad windows and French doors, offering a wonderful outlook over the landscaped rear garden and patios. Window seat. Black hand painted units with brasserie-style fittings, Alveus stainless steel sink, Quooker tap, 5-oven electric Aga with two large hotplates and induction hob, Corian counter and back lit splash back, centre island with back lit Calacatta marble inlaid, dishwasher, Alveus small sink and second Quooker tap, raised breakfast bar. Light oak wide plank hardwood flooring, three skylights. Door to side. Crittal-style double doors to hallway.
Home Office/Media Room 4.57m x 3.08m. Use as you will. A pair of sash windows, fitted bookshelves, walnut hardwood flooring with underfloor heating. Projector and screen.
Boot Room Wall to wall individual storage cupboards, small Comms storage closet, walnut hardwood flooring, coving, door to:
Guest WC Antique style WC with pull chain and overhead cistern, wash hand basin, caustic tiled floor, wainscot panelling, striking Zoffany metallic tile wallpaper, coving.
Landing Stained glass window, coving, dado rail, alarm panel
Piano Nobile - Drawing Room 6.80m x 5.95m. A spectacular drawing room! A tall sash window with working shutters and Oriel bay window allow the southerly light to flood in, whilst offering wonderful views over verdant Palmerston Park. Intricate cornicing, frieze, picture rail, two centre pieces, a handsome marble open fireplace with gas fire inset, antique-style radiators and light oak chevron flooring are all complemented by a soft blue shade ( Bone China by Little Greene) on the walls. Folding double doors lead through to the:
Sitting Room / Bedroom 6 4.60m x 4.90m. Use as you will combined with the drawing room, this inviting room creates a wonderful space for entertaining or would make an ideal 6th bedroom. Decorated in stark contrast to the drawing room, a dark navy ( Hicks Blue by Little Greene) adorns the walls. Features include a tall sash window with shutters, again offering pleasing views over Palmerston Park, a handsome marble fireplace with gas fire inset, classic coving, ornate centre rose, picture rail, light oak chevron flooring and antique-style radiator.
Bedroom 1 4.53m x 5.13m. A fine double to the rear with coving, frieze, picture rail and centre piece, attractive cast iron open fireplace, sash window and shutters, headboard with built in wardrobe. Hand-painted striking wallpaper by Lizzo.
Walk-in Wardrobe With ample hanging space and shelved storage.
Bathroom 4.57m x 3.99m. Serving bedroom 1. Sumptuous boudoir-style bathroom complete with sash window with shutter, coving, beaded walls in slate grey, cast iron fireplace with gas fire inset walnut herringbone floor, antique-style radiator, heated towel rail. Bespoke twin wash hand basin unit with Calacatta marble countertop and splash back with storage underneath. W.C.. Large shower cubicle with tiled surround depicting a digitally printed image of an oil painting from the V & A s archive collection.
Landing Attic hatch, coving, large Velux rooflight flooding this space with natural light.
Bedroom 2 4.28m x 5.13m. Double bedroom to the rear with stained timber flooring, wainscot panelling, black and white vertical striped wallpaper, coving, centre piece, fitted wardrobe, sash window, door to:
En-Suite Shower Room 1.20m x 2.75m. Tiled shower cubicle with digitally printed image, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, W.C., stained timber flooring, double glazed sash window with plantation shutters. Extractor fan, Velux window, recessed lighting.
Bedroom 3 4.28m x 4.90m. Double bedroom to the front with sash window enjoying views over Palmerston Park, fitted wardrobe, cast iron fireplace, coving, centre piece, exposed brick wall, stained timber flooring.
Shower Room 2.76m x 2.97m. Large tiled shower cubicle with mosaic tile surround, W.C., wash hand basin with turquoise storage cupboards and Gala sink, sash window with plantation shutters, stained timber flooring, recessed lighting. Walls are now shaded in Hicks Blue by Little Greene.
Bedroom 4 4.35m x 4.90m. Another fine double bedroom with marble fireplace, stained timber flooring, coving and centre piece, playful wallpapered ceiling, sash window, recessed wardrobe.
Bedroom 5 4.74m x 5.13m. Large double bedroom to the rear with recessed wardrobe, coving, centre piece, handsome cast iron open fireplace, sash window with views over Palmerston Gardens.
Second Floor Return
Utility Room Plumbed for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, ceramic tiled flooring, small sash window, storage cupboards and hanging space.
From Palmerston Road, proceed to Palmerston Park, turning right at the top of the road. Number 8 is on your right hand side, overlooking the park.