Guide Price £1,200,000
1 Cedar House, Anglesea Road
The James Francis team has added a three-storey extension to the original 1863 building, in matching Suffolk white brickwork, and sympathetically restored the original building to create a beautiful Victorian town house. The home includes 5-7 double bedrooms and 5 reception rooms arranged over four floors – approaching 4000 sq ft including garaging.
About the Property
The Cedars, as it was originally known, was built in 1863 - designed by the renowned architect Frederick Barnes, who owned one of the largest practices in the town at the time. The building was first used as a boarding school for young women, as is documented in street directories of 1864 and 1885. In 1891 another renowned architect Brightwen Binyon acquired the property, which he converted into a family home where he lived until he retired in 1897. In the 1920s the building was bought by the Ipswich Psychic Society, where it was said that the Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a frequent visitor.
The James Francis team has added a three-storey extension to the building, in matching Suffolk white brickwork, and sympathetically restored the original building to create a beautiful Victorian town house. The home includes 5-7 double bedrooms and five reception rooms arranged over four floors – approaching 4000 sq ft including garaging.
Some of the outstanding features include a grand oak staircase, new hardwood double-glazed box sash windows, stunning cast iron radiators, original working fireplaces, refurbished Victorian floorboards, French doors and a subterranean double garage under the garden. The house is also equipped with the latest smart home technology, giving the homeowner access to the most up-to-date technology at the touch of a button.
The property has large well established grounds with mature trees including a beautiful Cedar tree believed to be 200 years old. The property is surrounded by the beautiful original Victorian perimeter wall and accessed through the original double gated entrance. This beautiful home comes with the option of finishing the décor including kitchens and bathrooms to suit the buyer's requirements and taste.
About the Area
The development of the Ipswich Waterfront over the last decade has, without question, been one of the most successful brownfield regeneration stories in the UK and has led to the opening of stylish new restaurants and hotels.
The recently re-developed Buttermarket retail and leisure facility, complete with a compelling family dining zone, already featuring great restaurants, a 14 screen cinema, 12 lane bowling alley, and many high street shopping brands.
From the A14, exit at junction 55 for London Road. At the crossroads, turn left onto Yarmouth Road. Proceed on this road until you reach a double roundabout, and then turn right onto Norwich Road. Then take the first left onto Anglesea Road. As you ascend the hill, the property will be on the left hand side before Paget Road.
We understand from the vendor that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected. Cable is also connected.
Accommodation with Approximate Room Sizes
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Lobby: 13' 7" x 7' 7" (4.13m x 2.32m)
Living/Dining Room: 22' 10" x 16' 10" (6.97m x 5.13m)
Kitchen: 13' 5" x 13' 4" (4.09m x 4.06m)
Utility: 9' 2" x 5' 1" (2.80m x 1.54m)
Reception Room: 16' 10" x 11' 11" (5.14m x 3.63m)
UPPER GROUND FLOOR
Living Room 2: 22' 10" x 16' 10" (6.97m x 5.13m)
Reception Room: 16' 11" x 12' 9" (5.15m x 3.89m)
Reception Room with Kitchenette: 18' 11" x 13' 9" (5.76m x 4.18m)
Bathroom: 9' 2" x 7' 4" (2.79m x 2.23m)
Bedroom 1: 18' 4" x 12' 11" 5.59m x 3.68m)
Dressing area: 9' 9" x 4' 5" (2.96m x 1.35m)
Ensuite: 8'2" x 4' 5" (2.49m x 1.35m)
Bedroom 2: 12' 10" x 12' 6" (3.91m x 3.82m)
Ensuite: 8' 7" X 4' (2.61m x 1.23m)
Bedroom 3: 13' 7" x 10' 8" (4.14m x 3.24m)
Bedroom 4: 21' 11" x 18' 3" (6.69m x 5.56m)
Bedroom 5: 17' x 12' 10" (5.18m x 3.92m)
Optional electric gated entrance, ample parking to front, gates to side courtyard, sunken rear courtyard and subterranean double garage. Generous garden space, lawn, planting and mature trees.
James Francis will tailor this property to meet your needs and desires, if it's to be your house, then why not have it your way.
It all starts with a choice of kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and tiling, beyond that it's about your imagination. James Francis have produced a brochure including examples of their previous bathroom and kitchen designs, which we can supply upon request. James Francis have also created an in-situ kitchen design, modern and traditional options available to suite.
• Kitchens/bathrooms and ensuites
• Flooring and tiling
• Smart home upgrades
• Home cinema and games rooms
• Decor & Lighting
• Auto blinds and curtains
• and much more...
- Sympathetic restoration by James Francis Homes
- Many original features kept
- Flexible accommodation to suit all needs
- Home security including CCTV
- Smart home
- Prime location
- Buyers input on kitchen & bathrooms
- Gated entrance with ample off road parking
- Subterranean garage with automated doors