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Whitney Drive, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

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Property Details

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Property Ref: 69629


Built in 1964 by the renowned local architect Ray Gorbing for his own occupancy, a substantial, most impressive, 3,000 sq.ft. five bedroom detached family home of considerable style and distinction, occupying delightful grounds approaching a third of an acre with wrap-around gardens designed by Val Leal-Bennett from Colour Green Garden Design. In our opinion this delightful home occupies the finest position within this highly sought after Old Town turning, set back from the road at the end of a private drive shared by just one neighbouring property whilst situated just a short walk away from the Historic High Street and Lister Hospital.

The property remains sympathetic to the original design retaining an abundance of period features further enhanced and refurbished by the current owners in 2017-18 with highlights including a stunning open-plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room featuring a bespoke range of sleek kitchen units and quartz work surfaces by Kitchen Ergonomics whilst providing multi-aspect, panoramic views of the garden. In addition the impressive double height vaulted reception hallway features a floating bespoke oak staircase, contemporary glazed balustrades complementing the original exposed brickwork, a stunning full height picture window and views to the galleried landing above. The original family room now enjoys the benefit of a feature
part-vaulted sloping ceiling with velux windows providing a further ideal vantage point to enjoy views of the gardens.
Additional practical benefits include large double glazed windows and doors, each elevation equipped with discreet low level LED illumination for both convenience and security, warm air central heating served by two boilers and a generous double garage with workshop recess with a wide shingled frontage providing off road parking for up to four vehicles.

In full the light and airy open-plan accommodation comprises a wide welcoming full height reception hallway, modern fitted downstairs cloakroom/wc, comfortable sitting room, open-plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room, family room, utility room, first floor galleried landing leading to five bedrooms, four of which are excellent sized double rooms featuring the original cedar panelled vaulted ceilings with a most generous well proportioned four-piece en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom and a similar sized four-piece family bathroom. Viewing highly recommended.

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LOCATION

Stevenage comprises of both the New and Old Towns. The Historic High Street in the Old Town offers a good selection of shops, caf├ęs/restaurants and public houses. The New Town provides a large pedestrianised shopping centre and retail parks together with the Gordon Craig Theatre, David Lloyd Health Club, Fairlands Valley Park and lakes, the Leisure Park with its restaurants, bars and night club, bowling alley and 16-screen Cineworld complex. Stevenage mainline railway station offers a fast and frequent rail service into London Kings Cross (23 mins) and the St Pancras International rail link to Europe. Both Luton and Stansted Airports are approximately 20 miles away.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Hardwood front door with full height sealed unit double glazed side window opening to:

RECEPTION HALLWAY (6.25 x 2.73)

A most visually impressive introduction to this sizeable family home featuring a light oak staircase with oak handrail and contemporary glazed balustrades with LED micro lighting complemented by original feature exposed brickwork leading to a part vaulted full height galleried landing above with feature cedar panelled ceiling. Downlighters, glazed oak door and side window opening to the lounge. A UPVC double glazed picture window provides a dramatic feature flooding the hallway with an abundance of natural light. Oak sliding doors to a double coats/shoe storage cupboard, further walk-in shelved storage cupboard housing house alarm control panel with further oak doors to:

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM / WC

Fitted with a low level wc with concealed cistern with push button flush behind wooden effect panels with natural stone effect vanity shelf, hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap, downlighters, and chrome heated towel. Natural stone effect floor tiles, two double glazed windows to the front elevation

SITTING ROOM (6.78 x 3.92)

A most comfortable room of excellent proportions featuring a dual aspect provided by double glazed window to the front elevation and double glazed french doors with full height side windows opening to the gardens. Feature raised fireplace with a marble hearth and surround with an inset living flame gas fire. Downlighters, central heating thermostat, wall lights and built-in bookcase. Glazed oak door with side window opening to:

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST / DINING ROOM (9.39 x 4.82)

A fantastic feature of the property is the open-plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room situated to the rear of the property enjoying panoramic views over the gardens whilst featuring a bank of double glazed windows across the rear elevation with double glazed french doors with full height side windows providing an abundance of natural light. Kitchen area defined by a comprehensive range of bespoke Cornforth white soft self-closing sleek base and eye level units and drawers with recessed pantry by Kitchen Ergonomics complemented by shark nosed quartz Lapland work surfaces with an inset sink unit and counter mounted chrome mixer tap, matching upstands and cooker splashback. Substantial kitchen island extending to a contrasting oak breakfast table complemented by engineered wooden flooring, under-unit and downlighters. A range of Neff integrated appliances include a dishwasher, stainless steel and glazed digital oven with matching combination microwave above and an induction hob with concealed extractor canopy over and under-counter fridge to the kitchen island. Oak door to a further cupboard housing warm air central heating boiler. Ample space for a dining table, door to the reception hallway.

UTILITY ROOM (3.98 x 2.15)

Fitted with a comprehensive range of wooden grain effect base and eye level units and drawers finished with stone effect work surfaces with an inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap and water softener below. Freestanding full height fridge and separate freezer and washing machine included in the sale price, tiled splashbacks with tiled effect flooring, downlighters, double glazed door and window to the side of the property. Useful drying cupboard with fitted drying rails and freestanding tumble dryer also included in the sale price. Boiler cupboard housing a second warm air central heating boiler. Personal door to the double width garage.

FAMILY ROOM (5.24 x 3.16)

A versatile additional reception room featuring a vaulted ceiling with three double glazed velux windows to the side elevations with two double glazed toplite and full height picture window also to the side elevation with double glazed french door with full height side windows overlooking the garden. Measurements include a built-in desk with drawers and matching eye level cupboards and shelving with under-unit lighting. Further downlighters and wall lights and continuation of engineered wooden flooring.

GALLERIED LANDING

With views to the reception hall below, continuation of contemporary glazed balustrades and doors to:

BEDROOM ONE (4.09 x 4.00)

A comfortable double room with measurements excluding a range of built-in wardrobes. Featuring the original part-vaulted cedar panelled ceiling. Wall lights, double glazed tilt and slide patio doors with a glazed Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden. Door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM (3.94 x 2.18)

Spacious en-suite bathroom fitted with a white four-piece suite comprising a pedestal hand wash with chrome mixer tap, low level wc, bidet and a panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and separate shower over. Tiled splashbacks, heated towel radiator, shaver point, wooden effect flooring, vanity unit and two double glazed windows to the side elevation

BEDROOM TWO (4.48 x 3.93)

Currently used as an office with measurements including a substantial range of built-in maple effect fitted furniture including wardrobe, desk, chest of drawers and further eye level cupboards with shelving and under-unit lighting. Featuring the original part-vaulted cedar panelled ceiling with downlight. Wall lights and double glazed tilt and slide patio doors with a glazed Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM THREE (4.28 x 3.57)

A further comfortable double room with measurements including a range of maple effect furniture including a dressing table with vanity mirror, chest of drawers and wardrobe whilst featuring the original part-vaulted cedar panelled ceiling with downlighters, a dual aspect provided by two double glazed windows to the side elevation and a further double glazed window to the front.

BEDROOM FOUR (3.79 x 3.17)

A further double room with measurements including a range of maple effect furniture including wardrobes and dressing table whilst featuring the original part-vaulted cedar panelled ceiling with downlight, wall light and a dual aspect provided by double glazed windows to both the rear and side elevations.

BEDROOM FIVE (2.31 x 2.05)

With a double glazed window to the side elevation.

FAMILY BATHROOM (2.86 x 2.29)

Fitted with a four-piece suite comprising a low level wc, vanity hand wash basin set to a wooden grain effect vanity shelf with matching cupboards below with vanity mirror above, bidet and a panelled bath with mixer tap and separate shower over. Tiled splashbacks, heated towel rail, shaver point and two double glazed windows to the side elevation.

OUTSIDE

Enjoying an enviable position situated at the end of the private driveway shared with just one neighbouring property with the added benefit of an additional shared parking bay.

DRIVEWAY

The property is set back behind a shingled driveway providing off-road parking for up to four vehicles leading to the double garage.

DOUBLE WIDTH GARAGE (6.30 x 4.87)

Measurements exclude a work bench recess (2.51m x 1.32m), water, power and light, electric remote control roller door, window to the rear and personal door to the utility room.

GARDENS

The beautiful private grounds extend to just under one third of an acre, thoughtfully planned and designed by Val Leal-Bennett from Colour Green Garden Design in 2013. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn interspersed with broad well laid out pathways, terracing and deep well stocked borders with a number of specimen shrubs and mature trees. Highlights include a south facing paved terrace with a covered wooden pergola to the side of the lounge providing an ideal entertaining space and an attractive raised garden pond with waterfall with further well stocked borders visible from the kitchen/breakfast/family room. A feature double hedge creates a natural division between the side and front garden whilst the majority of the plot is enclosed by wooden panelled fencing.

WOODEN SUMMERHOUSE & GARDEN SHED

The property benefits further from a large attractive hexagonal wooden summerhouse (4.42m x 4.42m) sited to provide pleasant views down the garden, well fitted as a home office or ideal for entertaining. In addition there is a useful large bespoke wooden garden shed (3.5m x 2.5m) with built-in benching, light and power.

AGENTS NOTE

There has been two building insurance claims in 1999 and 2004, several trees were removed, cracks repaired and decorations made good. No further remedial works were required.

TENURE, COUNCIL TAX AND EPC

The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.
The Council Tax Band is G. The amount payable for the year 2022-23 is £3296.47.
The EPC Rating is D.

VIEWING INFORMATION

Viewing is strictly by appointment only through Putterills of Hertfordshire, through whom all negotiations should be conducted

DISCLAIMER

Putterills endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in virtual tours, floor plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and intended purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification documents. Your co-operation with this, in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations, will be appreciated and assist with the smooth progression of the sale.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS: All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

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NEED A MORTGAGE?

Talk to our Independent Adviser who will pleased to discuss options with you.
Mr Adrian Murphy, Independent Mortgage Advice Bureau, 61 High Street, Old Town, Stevenage SG1 3AQ
T: 01438 360040. E: adrian.murphy@imab.net

All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on or form any part of a legal contract. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification documents. Your co-operation with this, in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations, will be appreciated and assist with the smooth progression of the sale.

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