Southsea, Hampshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
PROPERTY SUMMARY A survey found that church conversions were the most popular choice among buyers looking for a converted living space, with 60% of those surveyed preferring to live in a converted building rather than purpose built accommodation. This former Anglican Church is of very unusual design (by locally prolific architect G.E. Smith), it was built in 1906 and converted to form a substantial east wing two storey dwelling. No. 3 has some outstanding features including two stonework bells towers and stone mullion surround windows with feature stained glass which were originally used to both enhance the beauty of their setting and to inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism. When the church was converted it was divided vertically to create impressive homes. No.3 forms the east wing, the accommodation is spread over two primary floors, the layout is designed to take into account the original wooden archways and stone pillars. The total gross internal area is 2,020 sq ft and comprises; entrance hallway with stairs to the first floor, also on the ground floor is a large L shaped internal hallway leading to the bathroom and two double bedrooms. On the first floor is an open plan 30' sitting room with a kitchen area off. There are many character features including wooden flooring, high ceilings and it is unusual to find such a character property amidst other urban homes, early internal viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer.

ENTRANCE From Eastfield Road proceed through the wrought iron gateway with soldier railings to a courtyard, bin storage area and bike shed, a plaque on the wall confirms the stone was laid on 19th July 1906, twin tall wooden gates providing pedestrian access to No.3 & 4, paved courtyard area with brick tiled flooring, feature arched opening with light over, twin large arched topped doors with leadlight panels leading to:

HALLWAY Polished concrete staircase with balustrade rising to first floor, maximum ceiling height 19'1", high level leadlight frosted windows to front aspect, red tiled flooring with understairs storage area, twin arched topped tall doors with leadlight frosted panels to upper section leading to:

INNER HALLWAY 30' 0" in lengthx 5' 0" in width (9.14m x 1.52m) L shaped, stripped and stained floorboards, panelling on one wall to approximately 5' in height, high level built-in cupboard housing electric meter, radiator, power points, high ceiling, central heating control switch.

BATHROOM 8' 8" x 7' 3" (2.64m x 2.21m) Measurements do not include recessed area with shower, white suite comprising; double ended panelled bath with central mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surrounds incorporating mosaic pebbles, matching tiled flooring, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and shelf over, concealed cistern w.c., with twin flush, chrome heated towel rail, shower cubicle with Triton shower, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, built-in utility cupboard with washing machine point and shelf for tumble dryer.

BEDROOM 2 24' 9" x 13' 5" (7.54m x 4.09m) Panelling on two walls to approximately 5' in height, twin high level arched topped windows to side aspect with leadlight stained glass panels to upper section, radiator, power points, stripped and stained floorboards, ceiling spotlights, dimmer switch, built-in cupboard housing Baxi boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested), range of shelving.

BEDROOM 1 24' 9" x 10' 1" (7.54m x 3.07m) Triple arched topped windows to side aspect with leadlight stained glass panels to upper section, panelling on one wall to approximately 5' in height, stripped and stained wooden flooring, wiring and bracket for wall mounted T.V, power points, radiator.

FIRST FLOOR Primary landing with four windows to side aspect with further tall windows to front, ceiling coving, arched topped doorway with leadlight panels to upper section leading to:

SITTING / DINING ROOM 30' 2" x 29' 4" (9.19m x 8.94m) Central ceiling height 20', on side aspects to the room are feature arched topped leadlight and stained glass windows depicting flags and clover leafs, to one end of the room is a feature tall leadlight stained glass window measuring approximately 10' in height and width, the primary area of flooring is stained and polished floorboards, dining area with radiator, (10' long banquet table and church pews), exposed beams and two feature original arches, sitting area matching flooring, feature vaulted ceiling, two radiators, power points, large original pulpit, opening leading to:

KITCHEN 8' 10" x 8' 7" (2.69m x 2.62m) Range of matching wall and floor units with roll top work surface, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, range of drawer units, electric cooker point, ceramic tiled surrounds, wall mounted spotlights, twin arches overlooking dining area, space for fridge and freezer, plumbing for dishwasher.

OUTSIDE Courtyard area with space for table and chairs as well as potted plants, lighting.

PARKING Two allocated car parking spaces in the private Church car park.

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