Perfect home in Drayton for those with loftier aspirations
Brecon Avenue, Drayton
Guide Price: £550,000
Property in an area populated by appealing 1930s bay-fronted homes
Families with lofty aspirations will find exactly what they are looking for in Brecon Avenue, Drayton.For a property there that has just come onto the market has had its bedroom count expanded by skilfully adding a master suite, complete with its own shower room, in the loft without consuming all the storage that many people also find such a useful feature of roof space.
Not only that, but the ground floor of this property in an area populated by appealing 1930s bay-fronted homes has also been extended at the rear to incorporate an open plan split-level kitchen incorporating a family and dining room with bi-folding doors leading to the rear garden.
‘It’s an excellent example of how to take a home that was at the peak of design when it was built and create a property that suits 21st Century requirements, too,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern estate agents.‘What many potential buyers will like is that at the front there’s still the sitting room behind the bay window, complete with a decorative period brick fireplace.
‘But the alterations to the ground floor have also allowed the creation of a shower room, rather than a simple cloakroom, while a clever arrangement in the kitchen enables what looks like a tall cupboard to open into the original larder.‘The first floor retains the original two double bedrooms, a further single bedroom, and a family bathroom with both a bath and corner shower cubicle.
‘The stairs to the new master suite continue in the original stairwell so they do not eat up valuable space, illustrating how careful design can maximise the existing footprint of the house.‘At the side of the house is an attached garage with steps behind that rise to a rear door into the entrance hall.
‘Outside the bi-fold doors of the extension is a raised terrace with steps down to a lawn that slopes gently to the side of the plot.
‘The elevated position of Brecon Avenue gives good views to Langstone Harbour and Portsmouth while, on a more practical note, there’s good local schooling, easy access to bus routes, and the grassy slopes of Portsdown Hill at the top of the road for burning off energy!’