An Edwardian architectural gem in Southsea with a guide price of £1.2m

An Edwardian architectural gem in Southsea with a guide price of £1.2m
An Edwardian architectural gem in Southsea with a guide price of £1.2m


Bruce Road, Southsea

Fine and Country Southern Hampshire


Aston Villa fans might get short shrift from Pompey supporters but villa fans who love the splendour of Edwardian architectural gems are sure to get a warm welcome in Southsea.

It may not be far from Fratton Park but as a house in Bruce Road, Southsea, clearly shows there’s Premier League property in the area – hopefully to be joined by Premier League action if the football club can keep up its winning ways.

The Bruce Road house is a detached villa packed with period features, among them the high windows and ceilings that give it such a light and bright interior. It also has enough bedroom space for a five-a-side team to get one each although they all big enough for sharing, too.

And for fans who feel like cheering from the rooftops when their team wins, there’s even a rooftop terrace with a decorative wall forming a feature above the projecting entrance wing and accessed via the landing that serves bedrooms four and five, plus the luxurious bathroom they share, on the second floor.

The first floor has three further double bedrooms, the master with an en-suite shower room and a further shower room accessed from the landing.

On the ground floor there’s a sitting room to the front behind a west-facing bay window while at the rear are a study, cloakroom, and dining room opening into a conservatory from which a spiral staircase passes above the kitchen terrace to descend to the garden from which steps return to the terrace.

On the lower ground floor, there’s a family room and store to the front while the rear is occupied by a thoroughly contemporary open plan kitchen/breakfast room with French doors onto the terrace.

This part of the house has its own outdoor entrance at the front, offering the potential for annexe creation.

‘The house is superbly located in an area close to the Seafront where the best plots were chosen for substantial properties,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.

‘The way it has been adapted for modern-day living is exemplary but many interior and ornate exterior features recall its past.’

  • Guide price: £1.2m (EPC Band E)

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