Property Summary An excellent example of a Victorian Villa, believed to have been built in approximately 1860 in a prominent and imposing corner position within a residential road yet within easy access to the historic Victorian waterfront and Canoe Lake. The graceful accommodation is arranged over four primary floors and comprises; hallway, drawing room, stylish dining room, morning room and study on the reception level, three bedrooms, the master with an en-suite bathroom and a shower room on the first floor level and two further bedrooms on the top floor. A sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and wine cellar are located on the lower ground floor with access onto the rear garden. Since it was built in 1860, ‘Olinda Villa’ has been thoughtfully updated and refurbished retaining and incorporating some traditional features including high ceilings, wooden panelling, period style fireplaces, wooden flooring and ceiling roses to the primary rooms. This family home can only be described as exceptional. Being located within easy access to local schools inc., Portsmouth Grammar, High School, Mayville and St Judes, early internal viewing is strongly recommended.
Entrance Pillared gateway with retaining wall and fence panelling over to front with rendered retaining wall to the side. Twin wrought iron gates providing vehicular and pedestrian access. ‘L’ shaped parking area, lawned front garden with maturing flowering shrub borders. Garage with up and over door (restricted). Steps up to double storm doors with original door knocker and bell system, leading to:
Entrance Lobby Steps, arched frosted glass window to side aspect, dado rail with panelling under, high ceiling with coving, original main front door with brass furniture, leading to:
Hallway Wooden flooring, panelling to dado rail level with dado over. High ceilings with ceiling rose and coving, balustraded staircase rising to upper floors and steps leading down to lower ground floor. Brass fronted power points, bell system, alarm, doors to primary rooms. Twin glazed doors leading to lobby area with matching wooden flooring. Double glazed window to side aspect. Large built-in cloaks hanging cupboard.
Drawing Room 18' 7" into bay window x 14' 0" (5.66m x 4.27m) Feature full height double glazed bay window to front aspect overlooking garden. High ceilings with central ceiling rose and coving. Picture rail, dado rail with wood panelling under, radiator, wooden flooring, feature wood surround fireplace with arched cast iron inlay, open fire with marble hearth. Power points, panelled door, brass dimmer switch.
Dining Room 20' 0" x 15' 0" (6.1m x 4.57m) Feature ornate panelling style plasterwork to all walls with central ceiling rose and coving. Panelling to dado rail level with dado over, radiator, twin sash style windows to rear aspect overlooking garden, matching wooden flooring, power points, central heating thermostat. To one end of the room there is a wood surround fireplace with ornate carving, marble inlay and hearth. Panelled door.
Study 11' 7" x 8' 0" (3.53m x 2.44m) Double glazed windows to front and side aspects, wooden flooring, range of built-in book shelves to three walls, radiator. Borrowed light window to lobby, power points, panelled door.
Morning Room 9' 7" x 8' 0" (2.92m x 2.44m) ‘L’ shaped. 9’7” x 8’0” Double glazed windows to side and rear aspects, ceramic tiled flooring, radiator, brass light switch, dado rail.
First Floor Landing Balustrade and staircase rising to upper floor. Brass light switch, panelling to dado rail level, high ceiling with central ceiling rose and coving. High level leadlight stained glass windows providing borrowed light to landing from Shower Room. Doors to primary rooms.
Bedroom 1 14' 7" x 14' 1" (4.44m x 4.29m) Double glazed windows to front aspect, dado rail, radiator, wooden flooring, high ceiling with coving and central ceiling rose, picture rail, brass dado switch, power points. Twin glazed doors leading to:
En-suite Bathroom 9' 7" x 5' 3" (2.92m x 1.6m) Double glazed frosted glass window to front aspect, fully ceramic tiled to two wall and to the floor. White suite comprising; Spa style bath with separate shower over with circular rail, close coupled w.C. With twin flush and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceiling coving, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 14' 10" x 11' 7" (4.52m x 3.53m) Central ceiling rose, ceiling coving, picture rail, panelled door, matching wooden flooring, sash style window to rear aspect, radiator, power points, dimmer switch, borrowed light window to landing.
Dressing Room/bedroom 3 15' 1" x 5' 8" (4.6m x 1.73m) (overall 8’) to front of free standing wardrobes. Wooden flooring, sash style window to rear aspect, central ceiling rose, ceiling coving, picture rail, panelled door. Built-in to one wall is a range of wardrobes, six with mirror fronted doors and two further free standing wardrobes with hanging space and shelving and measuring approximately 2’3” in depth.
Shower Room Fully ceramic tiled to floor and walls, concealed cistern w.C. With surface over, inset sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under. Double glazed frosted glass window to side aspect. Ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, heated towel rail. Corner shower cubicle with shower mixer, drench style shower hood and curved doors.
Top Floor Landing Balustrade, skylight window, wooden flooring, brass light switch.
Bedroom 4 19' 9" x 11' 9" (6.02m x 3.58m) Measurements taken from approximately 3’4” off floor level with slight eaves to ceiling restricting headroom. Large double glazed dormer window to rear aspect, double glazed window to side. ‘Velux’ skylight window, panelled door, power points, double radiator, ceiling spotlights. Access into walk-in storage cupboard/boiler room housing ‘Vaillant’ boiler and pump system (not tested) supplying domestic hot water and central heating system.
Bedroom 5 14' 8" x 9' 8" (4.47m x 2.95m) Measurements taken from approximately 3’0” off floor level with slight eaves to ceiling with a central ceiling height of 8’1”. Feature arched window to front aspect, further dormer style double glazed window to side aspect with views over rooftops towards Canoe Lake and the Solent beyond. Radiator, panelled door, power points.
Lower Ground Floor Understairs storage cupboard, leadlight stained glass borrowed light window to Sitting Room. Wood laminate flooring, high ceiling with coving, leadlight stained glass window to rear aspect and kitchen. Doors to primary rooms.
Sitting Room 18' 7" into bay window x 14' 1" (5.66m x 4.29m) Double glazed bay window to front aspect with panelling under. Panelling to dado rail level with dado over, brass dimmer switch, panelled door. Wood laminate flooring, power points, ceiling coving, borrowed light window to hallway. Feature wood surround fireplace with central cast iron inlay with open fire and tiled hearth.
Separate Cloakroom Low level w.C., corner wash hand basin, ceramic tiled to floor and to half wall level. Extractor fan, built-in storage cupboard, door to:
Wine Cellar Tiled flooring, wall mounted electric consumer box.
Kitchen/breakfast Room 15' 1" x 14' 10" (4.6m x 4.52m) Large double glazed window with door to one side, leading onto rear garden. Comprehensive range of pale Eau de nil fronted wall and floor units with under unit lighting, roll top work surface, inset 1½ bowl ‘Villeroy & Boch’ sink unit with swan neck mixer tap and cupboard space under. Ceramic tiled surrounds, brushed steel fronted power points, range of drawer units, corner storage unit, ‘Miele’ dishwasher with matching door, basket style shelving. Free standing black ‘Rangemaster’ cooker with stainless steel fender and handle and incorporating five ring gas hob with twin ovens (multi function and fan assisted) and a separate grill under. Integrated fridge and freezer with matching doors, tall larder pull out style unit with mesh shelving. Ceramic tiled flooring, ceiling spotlights, borrowed light window to hallway. Door to:
Utility Room Work surface, washing machine point, space for tumble dryer, wall mounted boiler supplying domestic hot water. Wall mounted unit, butler style sink with storage cupboard under, double glazed frosted glass window to side aspect, ceramic tiled surrounds, tiled flooring, door to:
Sauna Room Sauna with seating area, (currently used as drying room) with tube style heater. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Outside To the front of the property there is an ‘L’ shaped driveway with lawned garden to one side, enclosed by brick rendered retaining wall and fence panelling.
To the rear is an enclosed ‘City’ style garden, measuring approximately 28’0” x 25’0”. High retaining walls to all aspects and with a gateway leading onto Bembridge Crescent. Three levels of terrace. Lower brick level leading to storage shed, raised flowering borders with shrubs, evergreens and bushes. Two further raised terraced and seating areas with external lighting. Bin storage area to the rear of the garage.
Garage Under the house garage measuring 26’5” x 7’6” with a maximum ceiling height of 6’0” Up and over door to one end, electric lighting, rear pedestrian door leading to rear garden. Currently used for storage.