Capstan House, Tower Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JR
“There will never be any question of precisely where they are each time the owners of a stylish property in Old Portsmouth arrived home,” says estate agent Colin Shairp.
And the reason? “Because, quite literally, the latitude and longitude are set in stone above an archway next to the garage door,” answers Colin.
Mind you, his joking may be just a wind-up because the next owners of Capstan House will find it impossible to forget exactly what has come into their possession.
After all, the next-door neighbour is the Round Tower, the vantage point favoured by so many who come to view shipping, particularly much-loved Royal Navy vessels, as they enter or leave port.
“Capstan House is divided into just two apartments and this property occupies the ground and first floors,” explains Colin. “The accommodation has been arranged to make the most of the outlook from the living space, which has been placed on the first floor where the sitting / dining room opens onto a terrace in front of a picture window that commands a view along The Solent to reach landfall on the Isle of Wight at Wootton Creek beside the Fishbourne ferry terminal.
“At the rear of this room is a staircase but for the less energetic, or when bringing up heavy items, there is also a passenger lift. Behind the living room is an open plan kitchen next to double doors into the conservatory that in turn opens to a terrace above the garage block, creating a delightful sun-trap sitting area.
“The ground floor has a very comfortable master bedroom with en-suite wet room to one end and the second bedroom opening into a courtyard and then the garage at the other. It gives secure entry into the house without leaving the garage once the car is tucked inside. Between the two larger bedrooms are the main entrance hall with the stairs and lift and an inner lobby set between the third bedroom and family shower room.”
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