Property Summary When you invest in a Grade II Listed property, you are buying more than just a family home in an enviable location, you are also preserving a little slice of history for the next generation. The current owners of ‘Atlas House’ have done exactly that by sensitively restoring the number of character and ancient features, preserving the 16th century wattle and daub wall in the first floor drawing room and retaining timbers, believed to have come from ships in the nearby dockyard. This imposing Georgian facade home is laid out over five floors including an outstanding roof terrace. It is packed with original features including a timber lined 17th century staircase as well as modern stylish fittings including solid oak floors and handmade ‘Jim Lawrence’ fittings including cupboards and ironwork, all complimenting the character of the building. Set in the heart of this exclusive ‘village within the city’, it has good proportioned rooms with grand views down Broad Street from the primary rooms and over rooftops towards the Solent, Spinnaker Tower and harbour entrance from the upper top floor terrace. Being within easy reach of local amenities, yet within a few minute’s walk, you can be at the prestigious Gunwharf Quays, seafront and harbour entrance. With the nationally acclaimed Portsmouth Grammar School at the northern end of the High Street and with commutable links from Portsmouth Harbour railway station to London, Waterloo in approx. 1hour 30mins, and with the continental ferry port nearby, early internal viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the accommodation and location on offer.
Entrance Covered porch with entry system and main front door with double glazed panels, leading to:
Hallway 15' 9" x 7' 0" (4.8m x 2.13m) Measurements do not include further internal hall and staircase rising to first floor. Solid oak flooring, radiator with cover over, wood surround double glazed windows to front aspect, door to garage. Square opening leading to cloaks area, central heating thermostat switch. Cloaks hanging cupboard, ceiling spotlights, window to front aspect, wooden flooring, radiator, corner storage unit housing meter.
Separate Cloakroom Concealed cistern w.C. With shelf over, wooden flooring, wall mounted ‘Armitage Shanks’ wash hand basin, extractor fan, archway, radiator, glazed panelled door.
Internal Hall Cast iron balustraded staircase rising to first floor.
Kitchen 12' 5" x 8' 6" (3.78m x 2.59m) Square opening leading to Dining Room. Comprehensive range of ‘Country Style’ floor units with woodblock work surface, inset five ring stainless steel ‘Neff’ gas hob with double oven and grill under and extractor canopy hood and light over. Ceiling spotlights, solid oak flooring, integrated dishwasher with matching door. Range of drawer units, integrated fridge with matching door. Radiator with cover over, double doors leading to:
Walk-in Larder Range of shelves, tiled floor.
Dining Room 12' 7" x 8' 10" (3.84m x 2.69m) Feature glazed vaulted ceiling with openers providing borrowed light. High level integrated light, radiator with cover over and built-in shelving to either side. Matching solid oak flooring, ceiling spotlights, central heating thermostat switch, power points.
Integral Garage 16' 9" x 9' 0" (5.11m x 2.74m) Folding wooden doors to front aspect. Range of built-in storage cupboards.
First Floor Mezzanine Landing Steps down to:
Utility Room 6' 10" x 4' 2" (2.08m x 1.27m) Restricted door height. Raised plinth with work surface over, washing machine point, sink unit with storage cupboard, tiled flooring, range of shelving, ceiling spotlights.
First Floor Landing Cast iron balustrade with wooden panelling. Staircase rising to upper level. Doors to primary rooms, step up to raised area with built-in storage cupboard with twin doors and ceiling spotlights. Twin doors leading to:
Drawing Room 22' 4" x 13' 7" (6.81m x 4.14m) Four sash style windows to front aspect with views down Broad Street towards ‘Wyllie’s’ house. Central supporting pillar to one end with range of fitted dresser style units with glazed doors and shelving to upper sections and storage cupboards below. Radiator with shelf over, power points, twin doors to landing. To the other end of the room there is a feature original ‘wattle & daub’ wall. Recessed area with storage cupboard under, surround fireplace with gas stove (not tested). Dimmer switch, power points.
Sitting Room 15' 5" naximum x 8' 4" (4.7m x 2.54m) Feature exposed brickwork to one wall with work surface and storage cupboard under, wall lights, ceiling spotlights, solid oak flooring, twin doors to landing, dimmer switch. Range of dresser style units to one wall with high level storage cupboards and central bookcase radiator and cupboards under. Twin doors leading to terrace, beams and rough plasterwork to wall.
Terrace 1 External lighting, seating area, borrowed light windows to Dining Room.
Second Floor Mezzanine Landing Door to:
Study 7' 8" x 4' 4" (2.34m x 1.32m) Wooden built computer work desk with light over, ceiling spotlights, range of built-in shelving and cupboards. Radiator, window to rear aspect, narrow door.
Second Floor Main Landing Stripped part-panelling to walls, bespoke designed rope style cast iron hand rail, wall light, exposed beams and rough plasterwork. Feature step and return staircase rising to upper floor. Window to rear aspect, radiator, doors to primary rooms.
Bedroom 2 14' 0" x 11' 0" (4.27m x 3.35m) Twin sash style windows to front aspect with views down Broad Street towards ‘Wyllie’s’ House and harbour entrance. Ceiling height approximately 6’4”. Exposed beams and rough plasterwork to walls and beams to ceiling. Wood panelling to one wall with door, radiator, with cover over, power points.
Bedroom 3 14' 4" x 11' 0" (4.37m x 3.35m) with a ceiling height approximately 6’4”. Feature twin sash style windows to front aspect with views down Broad Street towards ‘Wyllie’s’ house and harbour entrance, two radiators with covers over. Built-in deep double door storage cupboard, power points, panelled door, exposed beams to ceiling and walls with rough plasterwork.
Bedroom 4 14' 4" x 9' 0" (4.37m x 2.74m) Double glazed wood surround window to rear aspect, radiator with cover over. Range of built-in wardrobes/storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving. Power points, wall lights, rough plasterwork to walls and ceiling with exposed beams, panelled door.
Shower Room With narrow wooden door, fully ceramic tiled 1½ sized shower cubicle with panelled door, drench style hood, ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, window to rear aspect, concealed cistern w.C. With shelf over, circular wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard space under. Solid oak flooring, heated towel rail.
Third Floor Landing Part-panelling to one wall, feature bespoke design wrought iron hand rail and balustrade. Split level with wooden flooring, wood surround window to rear aspect, doors to primary rooms. Doors to lower level terrace and further door with window to one side leading to external area with spiral staircase rising to top floor terrace.
Master Bedroom 22' 0" x 12' 6" (6.71m x 3.81m) into dormer window, decreasing to 9’7” at narrowest point. Dressing Area:
To one end with comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, radiator with cover over. Access to loft space, ceiling spotlights. Feature vaulted ceiling with rough plasterwork and exposed beams. Dormer window with four openers and parapet wall with views down Broad Street, of Spinnaker Tower and harbour entrance.
Radiator with cover over, further range of built-in wardrobes/ storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving. Wall lights, central heating thermostat switch, power points.
Family Bathroom White suite comprising; double ended bath with tiled panel, mixer tap and shower attachment, concealed cistern w.C. With shelf over, circular wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard space under and shower cubicle with drench style hood, extractor fan, spotlights and glazed panel door. Ceramic tiled splashbacks, twin aspect windows, shelving incorporating low voltage lighting, heated towel rail, central heating thermostat switch, narrow built-in storage cupboard, wall lights, shaver point, ceiling spotlight, part-glazed panelled door. Second heated towel rail.
Terrace 2 9' 8" x 8' 0" (2.95m x 2.44m) South-easterly aspect, parapet wall measuring approximately 2’5” in height. Door to landing, external power point, wood decked flooring, low voltage lighting. Metal spiral staircase rising to:
Roof Top Terrace 12' 0" x 10' 10" (3.66m x 3.3m) Laid to decking, parapet walling approximately 2’5” in height. Power points. Outstanding panoramic views to all aspects with views towards St James the Garrison Church, Southsea seafront, Clarence Pier, towards the Isle of Wight, the Square Tower towards the Harbour entrance, ‘Wyllie’s’ house, central Old Portsmouth, the Spinnaker Tower, No.1 Building in Gunwharf Quays, the High Street and Portsmouth Cathedral.