Everyone dreams of finding that special home, one with lots of desirable features, but also one where they can make their own impression.
Very soon, the doors open on just such an opportunity in Evelegh Road, Farlington, very popular as it has the highly regarded Solent School at one end.
In fact the house being presented on Saturday week is the home of two retired teachers, one of whom was on the staff at that very school. The sale brings the house to the market for the first time in 60 years, so for much of its life this double-height bay-fronted 1930s’ semi has been in the same ownership.
‘It now needs modernisation and upgrading but is already mostly double-glazed and has central heating with recently renewed boiler,’ says Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern Estate Agents.
‘Now it probably needs a new kitchen and bathroom refresh, as well as decorating, but that’s no big drawback as some home sellers spend a fortune on such things only for them to be changed by new owners who have totally different ideas!
‘There is potential for a loft conversion and similar work has already been undertaken on neighbouring properties. The government recently extended permitted development rights so extending the rear of the house to a substantial degree may fall outside the scope of planning permission being required, although it’s best to check before getting the builders in.
‘At present, the house has two reception rooms, a kitchen, and three bedrooms and with its original interior panel doors, leaded light stained glass around the front door and the same stained glass effect in fanlights within the double glazing.
‘At the rear is a mature 80ft rear garden with a southerly aspect alongside a garage accessed via its own side driveway.
‘The open house is on Saturday, October 24 between 11am and midday, but potential buyers need to register their interest with my estate agency first.
‘There is no onward chain, which could help speed the sale.’