- Four Bedrooms
- High Ceilings
- Off Street Parking
- Patio Garden
- Sash Windows
- Sought After St Leonards Location
- Stunning Throughout
- Wood Burner
- Wooden Floors
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Located in one of Burton St Leonards most desirable and sought after residential enclaves this exceptional semi-detached home is set in private grounds and offers magnificent living space with 12 ft high ceilings to principal rooms adding light and space on vast proportions. This fine Georgian property was designed and built in 1830 by renowned architects James and Decimus Burton who designed much of Kew Gardens and the important Glass Palm house at Kew. James Burton was probably the most significant builder of St Leonards on Sea and Georgian London, responsible for large areas of Bloomsbury, St Johns Wood, Clapham Common and collaborated with John Nash at Regent’s Park.
1 Mercatoria Place was used by the Burtons as their joinery workshop whilst building the area now called Mercetoria and Burton St Leonards. The building has had various uses over the years including St Leonards Parish church hall and was converted to this unique warehouse/loft style home in 2002.
This stunning home really captures the essence of Georgian design, with elegant lines, large picture windows, high ceilings and elegant sweeping staircase. There is exquisite detailing to finishes throughout, mixing vintage fittings with period detailing. Magnificent in all aspects and designed in the most superior style with architectural and superior features throughout. This stunning home will appeal to purchasers looking for a truly unique and stylish property.
Accessed through a private driveway and set back from the main carriageway the house benefits from off street parking. From the grounds/parking area you access the property through gated entrance which leads to beautiful landscaped south facing gardens. The property is entranced through a grand entrance hallway with elegant turning staircase to upper floors. Ground floor cloak room with under stairs storage. Fabulous reception room with double height ceilings, large south facing picture windows overlooking gardens, French doors to level gardens, exposed feature brick wall with fireplace and wood burning stove. Old school style cast iron radiators, stripped and polished floors, feature galvanised steel wall, which reflects light back into the room, ceiling lights and factory style roller doors leading to custom built kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with high specification integral appliances and features beautiful hard wood fitted worktops, exposed brick feature wall and large window overlooking gardens.
Elegant wide turning staircase with hardwood stairs and large south facing picture window leads to the upper floor. Large master bedroom suite with stripped floors, large south facing window and contemporary en-suite bathroom. Three further spacious bedrooms all with stripped floors and large picture windows. Large family bathroom with contemporary fittings. Useful hallway storage cupboards and double height ceilings to first floor landing area. There is also a large loft area that could be converted subject to necessary consents.
Located in one of St Leonards On Sea most desirable and sought after residential enclaves the property is moments from the Norman Road which offer numerous restaurants and a vibrant foodie scene. The beach, promenade and Hastings town are a short stroll away. Artist open houses run through the spring months along with summer fairs and street parties. Looking for an evening out? Kino-Teatr Picture house is one of the best in the area along with great local pubs serving good food (try The St Leonard, Wine Shed and St Clements). Excellent local shops including Shop and Love cafe serving the best coffee and scrumptious things. St Leonards Warrior square station is moments away with a direct link to Charing Cross and Victoria (1h:30 mins) and Brighton accessible within 50 mins perfect for commuters.
Hastings has the largest fishing fleet in Europe that is launched from a beach, which is known as the Stade. The Castle built by William the Conqueror but now in ruins is at the top of West Hill and offers wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the Castle.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. Open Tuesday to Sunday, the gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and a varied temporary exhibition programme showcasing the best of modern and contemporary British art.
There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards On Sea, both architectural and cultural. The fantastic Hastings pier (recently awarded pier of the year) hosts numerous live gigs and shows and is a wonderful place to visit. The town hosts several events throughout the year, which include the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents and the Old Town Carnival.
Tenure: Leasehold (342 years)