A great opportunity for any owner-occupier or investor, this property is a charming semi-detached house with three bedrooms, just outside the city centre. Situated in an up-and-coming area, it offers easy access to a number of transport links, local shops and services. Just down the road is a newly opened gastro-pub which locals say is the Talk of the Town.
Entering through the main door, you'll find a cosy hall area leading to the main living room. This White Room makes the most of the space available, with the larger windows allow in a good amount of light. I know it's a cliché but the owners have been smart to use such light tones, and It Makes the Room Look Bigger.
Moving on through the well-appointed diner, we enter the kitchen. It's a little run down at the moment but it wouldn't take much work to bring it up to a good standard. New work surfaces and cupboards and maybe an extension are all that are really required to turn it into your Dream Kitchen. And since this isn't a load-bearing wall you could knock it through to have an open-plan kitchen-diner, if that's more to your taste.
If you look in this door on your right, you'll see that Inside the Keeper's Pantry there are hook-ups for electricity and water, so you could turn it into a utility room if you'd prefer. We'll leave the door on the left for a moment, I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement just yet.
We'll instead go and look at The Upstairs Rooms. If you lead on you can Meet Me In the Bathroom.
This is the only one in the house, but it does make up for it with character. The lovely period avocado suite is bound to come back into fashion soon, and you won't want to miss being at the forefront of the trend. Some people might be put off by the lack of a shower, but sometimes it's nice to take your time and treat yourself to a lovely bath instead.
Coming out of the bathroom we arrive in the first of the bedrooms. Known to the owners as the Imperial Bedroom due to its luscious purple décor and gold upholstery, it shows what you can be achieved with a little imagination and creativity. With commanding views over your one-eighth acre you could almost think you'd stepped into a room in Versailles by mistake.
Across the hall In Your Room, you've a much more neutral palette which you could do almost anything with. Comfortably large enough to accommodate both a wardrobe and a chest of drawers in addition to the twin-sized bed you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to personalising the space. The south-facing window lets in plenty of light, perfect for those early summer mornings so you're wide awake to enjoy the dawn chorus.
Up the half flight of stairs is the Room at the Top. A partial loft-conversion which displaced the Pigeons in the Attic Room it accommodates the family's youngest child at the moment. Although there are no windows at present due to planning laws there is plenty of light courtesy of a 60W bulb and the sloping walls really add character.
The whole thing is on the market for offers for the very competitive price, the region of just £495,000 and the owners are eager to sell. Viewing (and listening) highly recommended.
Up To The Attic A-list Playlist:
The Pretenders – Talk of the Town
Cream – White Room
Half Man Half Biscuit – It Makes the Room Look Bigger
Frazier Chorus – Dream Kitchen
Bill Fay – Inside Keeper's Pantry
The Ramones – I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement
The Cure – The Upstairs Room
The Strokes – Meet Me in the Bathroom
Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
The Bangles – In Your Room
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Room at the Top
Everything But the Girl – Pigeons in the Attic Room
Bar Room before the Basement B-List Playlist:
Bessie Smith - Kitchen Man
Tom Waits – I Hope I Don't Fall in Love With You
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #1
Kate Bush – Coral Room
Phish – Bouncing Around the Room
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Secret Laboratory
Klymaax – Meeting in the Ladies Room
John Cooper Clarke – The Day My Pad Went Mad
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Dropkick Murphys – Barroom Hero
Kings of Leon – Molly's Chambers
Eminem – Cleanin' Out My Closet
Guru's Wildcard Pick:
Cadaver Club – I'm Making a Monster Baby
Don't open the door to the basement...
These playlists were inspired by readers' song nominations from last week's topic: Wall of sound? Let's enter some songs about rooms. The next topic will launch on Thursday at 1pm UK time.
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