Curzon Park South, Curzon Park, Chester
In the heart of one of Chester’s prestigious residential neighbourhoods, discover a family home with flow and potential, wrapped up in lovingly designed, low maintenance pockets of private sun-soaked gardens.
Welcome to Number 4A, Curzon Park South.
Turn off the tree lined street and along the long block paved driveway, where there is plentiful parking for up to six cars. Mature beech hedging provides privacy along the boundary, with mature shrubbery and trees to the front providing a buffer between the expanse of front lawn and wider world beyond.
Ahead, Number 4A bears all the hallmarks of a Mediterranean villa, replete with south-facing, sunny terrace to the front. Built in the 1960s, clever architectural alterations to the roofline and internal structure result in an aesthetically appealing home that defies its era.
OWNER QUOTE: "I’ve always loved the front garden, because it’s so spacious and landscaped. It’s wonderful to sit out in the sunshine."
Entering into the porch, a set of leaded, glazed, double doors opens up into the spacious entrance hall.
Hardwood flooring extends underfoot, while to the left a white spindled staircase wends its way up to the first floor.
Freshen up in the handy downstairs WC, on the left also, part-tiled in modern matt finish with a toilet and wash-hand basin. Peek through to the utility room, a large, light filled room with laminate flooring, overlooking the rear garden. In addition to housing a large, upright freezer, this room has plumbing for a washer-dryer and access out to the substantially-sized garage and workshop.
To the immediate right from the front door, step through onto the marble-effect Amtico floor of the light-filled kitchen, where two windows overlook the expansive and private front lawn.
Sage green units provide storage for all your utensils and essentials, with an array of built-in appliances including an electric cooker, gas hob, fridge and dishwasher.
OWNER QUOTE: "There’s masses of storage."
Flowing on from the kitchen is the carpeted dining room, overlooking the front terrace and filled with light. Illumination also fills the room from the grand chandelier overhead, ideal for formal feasting.
OWNER QUOTE: "The terrace is a real sun trap. It’s great to sit out there in the mornings, the sun rises there and stays on the front ’til gone three."
Consider a more contemporary approach to family dining by opening up the kitchen and dining room into one. The easy layout of this home and its impressive footprint provides plenty of potential to reconfigure it to your needs and imprint your own identity.
Returning to the entrance hall from the dining room, follow the flow ahead and right into a spacious and welcoming sitting room. A broad, leaded window frames views out over the lush greenery to the front; from every room there is a view to behold. Drawing in further light, another window overlooks a small courtyard area to the back where cotoneaster adds a colourful decorative touch.
Carpeted and neutral in its décor, spotlighting shines down from above, with a central light and ceiling fan providing refreshment in the summer months. In the wintertime, hunker down with loved ones in front of the open fire.
Room leads on to room, with so many spaces for family to ebb and flow together…step beneath the archway and through onto the hardwood flooring of a second sitting room. Windows look out to the side and rear, with spotlighting above and a gas fire imbuing the room with warmth and ambience.
Slip through into the orangery, the perfect summer room with its rear glass wall, French doors and overhead roof lantern drawing in the daylight and blurring boundaries between the outside and in.
OWNER QUOTE: "We live in this room in the summer."
Smooth, stone flooring underfoot is easy to clean, ideal for summer evenings, when the party flows indoors and out. Soak up sublime views of the cleverly-designed, low-maintenance garden, filled with exotic, colourful planting and featuring grape vines and olive trees, standing sentinel by the doors.
When slumber calls, take the carpeted staircase from the entrance hall up to the first floor, where three spacious double bedrooms await.
Turning right, first sneak a peek at the recently refurbished wet-room style bathroom. Refreshingly dressed in muted grey tones, tiling underfoot harmonises with the marble splashback tiles in the full-width walk-in shower.
Spotlighting to the ceiling and a large frosted window suffuse the room with light, with ample space to dress and prepare. A WC, wash-hand basin, bidet and mirror cabinet also feature.
Seek sanctuary in one of three serenely-styled double bedrooms at Number 4A, the first of which is located next door to the bathroom. The reconfigured roof level allows ample light flow through the windows, optimising the view out over the landscaped lawn and mature planting. Reflecting in the trio of mirrored, fitted wardrobes, this room is awash in natural light.
Returning along the landing, a second spacious, carpeted bedroom features a built-in mirrored wardrobe. Further storage is cleverly housed within the space beneath the window. Comprising a set of drawers and cupboards, the unit is topped off by a dressing table, ideal as a homework desk for teenagers. Inspiration is easy, with peaceful views out over the ornate rear garden.
Sweet dreams are never far away in the master bedroom. Carpeted in soft grey, wardrobes provide plentiful storage space for your sartorial needs. An archway leads through to an area of further storage, with so much space within the bedroom for a king-size bed, bedside tables and more. Light, bright and welcoming, windows frame views out over the garden.
Refresh and revive in the ensuite shower room, featuring shower, WC and marble-topped vanity unit containing wash basin. Tiled in white and pale grey herringbone pattern, light serenades this shower room through a breadth of windows overlooking the garden.
For those with growing families, why not consider the potential of extending this home above the flat roof of the garden room and garage. With appropriate planning approval, the possibilities are vast and exciting…
Outside, lose yourself in the myriad spaces to be discovered in the gardens of Number 4A, Curzon Park South.
Landscaped lawns and planting provide privacy and space to the front of the house, with a sun-trap front terrace ideal for morning croissants, lunchtime refreshments and an afternoon gin and tonic.
Designed to create an outdoor space that is accessible, year-round, whatever the weather, the low maintenance rear garden features different outdoor ‘rooms’; pockets of paradise that flow on from one another mirroring the easy, sociable flow found indoors.
Roam the pathways, discover the secret spaces beyond the wrought ironwork and archways, relax by the lion-head water feature, soothed by the sounds of running water.
Practical, low-maintenance paving is adorned by colourful and varied planting, shrubbery and clematis creating a canvas of colour.
A prolific grape vine grows along the side of the garage, while past the stone gatekeepers guarding the gazebo, champagne vines grow, producing succulent, edible grapes.
OWNER QUOTE: "The garden was designed with a Mediterranean feel in mind."
Sneak a peek at the sizeable garage and workshop, large enough to house both a boat and a car. So capacious is this space, there is real potential to convert and create a self-contained living space for relatives, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions.
Near and far
Nestled in one of the most sought-after residential locations in Chester, Curzon Park South is poised in perfect walking distance of the centre of this historic city.
Take a 20-minute stroll over the stone archway of Grosvenor Bridge, or pass through Handbridge, on the south bank of the River Dee and sample the fare in one of the many gastropubs and delis.
Merely a five-minute drive from some of Chester’s finest attractions, including Chester Racecourse and Chester Golf Course, there is much to see and do only moments from the front door.
OWNER QUOTE: "Curzon Park is such a friendly neighbourhood, you see so many people to stop and talk to."
Amenities are in abundance, and all within easy reach. The Nuffield Hospital is just down the road whilst nearby Westminster Park is handy for shops. Asda and Morrisons are also only a stone’s throw away.
Families are perfectly placed close to the prestigious King’s School and Queen’s School, less than ten minutes’ drive away.
For a spacious and warm home that flows, inside and out, Number 4A Curzon Park South is a home brimming with potential.