'Ravenscroft' occupies a prime position within this established and leafy South Liverpool suburb. Situated at the far right hand side of St. Anne's Road, this Victorian residence was re-designed to incorporate a number of Art Deco features with a Victorian twist and provides a unique opportunity to purchase such a grand and elegant residence within its own private grounds. The property is approached via secure gates and a long sweeping driveway. At the head of the driveway there is turning circle with the centre piece being an ornamental fountain. Upon entering the property via the vestibule entrance with a 'Minton' tiled floor, it becomes apparent that attention to detail was high on the agenda under construction and re-development. The elegant reception hall boasts a re-designed nautical art deco return staircase which leads to the upper floor via a beautiful half landing. Much of the original charm and character has been retained in this building whilst an art deco/modernist theme has been incorporated. The accommodation briefly comprises vestibule entrance, reception hall, bright, spacious and comfortable drawing room, formal dining room, family sitting room, modern and stylish family dining kitchen, a rear hallway, cloakroom and wc. From the rear hall there is access to a spacious basement offering six rooms, a wine cellar plus ancillary rooms. The first floor is approached via the elegant return staircase and an impressive half landing which leads to the main landing. There are five double bedrooms, two of which enjoy en-suite facilities. A family bathroom with Jacuzzi, two separate wc’s and a study complete the upper floor accommodation. There is a double garage providing secure parking with a laundry/boiler room situated off. The gardens envelope the property and offer established areas of lawns, an ornamental pond, large greenhouse/potting shed and a wide variety of established and mature trees and shrubs. Several terraces provide outdoor social space and the gardens offer semi-seclusion amidst this desirable suburb. The external elevations to the property are finished in scribed white render complimented by several bay windows. The roof is weathered in interlocking tiles.
The property is surrounded by sandstone walling providing both security and privacy. It is included in most of the surrounding property that they cannot have windows overlooking the property.
Situated with the heart of this affluent and established South Liverpool suburb, St. Anne’s Road is a cul-de-sac offering a variety of semi detached and detached residences of quality construction as well as a number of more modern purpose built detached residences. The property is semi secluded and accessible via secure gates providing any prospective purchaser with an enviable life style. The immediate area surrounding the property is established and served by an excellent range of amenities including schooling which is highly regarded as well as a number of places of worship. A comprehensive selection of shopping facilities can be found along Aigburth Road, Allerton Road or at the Mersey Retail Park. For those who enjoy a vibrant nightlife, both Allerton Road and Lark Lane are only a short distance away and offer a selection of fine restaurants, wine bars and bistros. Excellent public transport services are offered in the area via both road and rail with frequent bus services available along Aigburth Road as well as several nearby railway stations connecting to Liverpool City centre and beyond. A strong local road network provides easy access to Liverpool city centre and many further districts of Liverpool. Nearby motorway links including the M62 bring further conurbations such as Manchester and Warrington to within easy reach. In addition, both national and international travel is provided for at the John Lennon Liverpool Airport which is only a short car journey away. Recreation ground and open space can be found at several nearby locations including Sefton Park, the Historic Sudley House and Gardens or alternatively at Otterspool Promenade where excellent views of the River Mersey, Wirral Peninsular and Welsh Hills can be appreciated. There are also a variety of woodland walks as well as the fine esplanades of both Cressington and Grassendale Park.
Approached via a sweeping driveway and complemented by an elegant fountain this property will satisfy the appetite of the more discerning purchaser.
Vestibule entrance - 7' 4'' x 6' 7'' (2.24m x 2.01m)
Entrance door with leaded light and stained glass side windows, 'Minton' tiled floor in excellent condition, recessed display niche, wide architraves, deep skirting boards and a coved ceiling. The foregoing is complimented by a skylight providing generous natural light. Internal entrance door with wood panelled surround, glazed windows and fan light leads to:
Reception hall - 25' 3'' x 5' 9'' (7.72m x 1.78m) plus 5.62m (18ft 5in) x 2.38m (7ft 9in)
A bright and spacious hall with a beautiful and elegant easy tread art deco return staircase leading to the first floor with polished and carved balustrade and panelled string complimented by six port holes. The entrance hall has a display niche with ground glass mirror, radiator with cover and grille, Amtico flooring, wall light points, down lighters, wide architraves to door casings, coved and cornice ceiling.
Drawing room - 27' 3'' x 23' 0'' (8.33m x 7.03m)
A bright and comfortable room being well proportioned in design. There are double aspect windows one of which is a deep walk-in full height curved bay overlooking the gardens. The windows have detailed leaded light and stained glass panel work which add to the character of the property. There is a hand carved fireplace with raised hearth, inset living flame gas fire and fender, wall light points, columns with inlaid mirrors, radiators set into bays with covers and grilles, wall light points, wide architraves to door casings, deep skirting boards and a coved ceiling.
Formal dining room - 16' 11'' x 15' 8'' (5.16m x 4.8m)
A charming room with a leaded light and stained glass picture window overlooking the driveway and fountain, wood panelling to walls with art rail, wood block flooring in a herringbone design, a Modernist detailed brick fireplace with raised hearth and an inset solid fuel stove, glazed display niches with complimentary lighting, radiator, cover and grille, wide architraves to door casings, deep skirting boards and coved ceiling. Both of the foregoing rooms enjoy servants bells in working order.
Family sitting room - 23' 10'' x 15' 10'' (7.28m x 4.83m)
A bright and spacious room with double aspect picture windows overlooking the surrounding gardens, one having a French door leading onto the garden. There is leaded light and stained glass panel work to both windows. Radiator, cover and grille, tiled fireplace with cast iron grate, inset living flame gas fire and tiled hearth. The fireplace is complimented by a detailed turned and carved over mantle with display shelving and mirrors, wall light points, wide architraves to door casings, deep skirting boards and a coved ceiling all compliment this well proportioned room. There is an interconnecting door to the kitchen providing ideal social and entertaining space.
Family dining kitchen - 17' 11'' x 14' 10'' (5.47m x 4.54m)
A modern oak fronted fitted kitchen offering a range of base, wall and drawer units with inset glazed display cabinets, full height units, quality granite work surfaces incorporating an under slung stainless steel sink unit with waste disposal bowl, range cooker with double oven and grille, seven burner gas hob with extractor hood over, plumbing for dishwasher, Amtico flooring, work surface lighting, porcelain tiling to walls, and a Vitrolite ceiling. There is a square bay window providing views over the gardens.
Cloakroom: 3.06m (10ft 0in) x 2.08m (6ft 9in)Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back, cloaks hanging rails, radiator, cover and grille, down lighters, coved ceiling, window.WC: 2.07m (6ft 9in) x 1.06m (3ft 5in) Window, close coupled wc, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, extractor fan.
Being of timber and glazed construction on a brick base with a door leading into the rear garden, access to the garage. The garage is detailed at the end of the particulars.
Approached via the elegant and nautical art deco staircase and a charming half landing.
With an impressive full height leaded light and stained glass window.
Wall light points, down lighters, deep skirting boards, wide architraves to door casings, coved ceiling.
Family bathroom - 13' 11'' x 13' 10'' (4.25m x 4.22m)
A modern suite comprising a Jacuzzi spa bath set in a tiled plinth, mixer tap and shower attachment, glazed shower enclosure, pedestal wash basin with mirror over and lighting, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail, secondary glazed window, down lighters, coved ceiling.
Wc off comprising close coupled wc, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, leaded light and stained glass window.
Master bedroom 1 - 17' 6'' x 15' 10'' (5.35m x 4.83m)
Recently re decorated and un used.Situated of the inner landing. A beautiful picture window with leaded light and stained glass panels providing impressive views over the gardens. Handcrafted built-in wardrobes with complimentary lighting, radiator, cover and grille, down lighters, deep skirting boards, wide architraves to door casings, coved ceiling.En-Suite Shower Room: Built-in enclosure with steam facility, pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail, mirror and light, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, panelled ceiling with down lighters.
Bedroom 2 - 15' 8'' x 14' 1'' (4.8m x 4.3m)
Again having an impressive picture window with leaded light and stained glass panels overlooking the rear garden. This room has been recently re-decorated and finished in 'Farrow and Ball' wallpaper and luxurious carpet floor covering. There is a radiator, cover and grille, deep skirting boards, down lighters, coved ceiling.
Bedroom 3 - 15' 10'' x 13' 1'' (4.84m x 3.99m)
A lead light and stained glass window, radiator, cover and grille, vanity area offering a pedestal wash basin with splash back and mirror over, deep skirting boards, wide architraves, coved ceiling with down lighters.
Bedroom 4 - 16' 2'' x 15' 8'' (4.95m x 4.78m)
An impressive window overlooking the sweeping driveway and fountain, leaded light and stained glass panel work, radiator, cover and grille, built-in wardrobes with complementary lighting, vanity area with vanity unit, wash basin inset with mirror over and lighting, coved ceiling, down lighters.
Leads to the guest quarters and study.
With airing cupboard and leading to:
Bedroom 5 - 12' 11'' x 9' 6'' (3.96m x 2.9m)
Leaded light and stained glass window, deep skirting boards, radiator, coved ceiling.En-Suite Bathroom Room: 3.05m (ft in) x 1.22m (ft in) Panelled bath, glazed shower enclosure, vanity unit with wash basin and mixer tap, mirror over and lighting, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, panelled ceiling with down lighters, double glazed window.
Separate WC - 5' 6'' x 3' 3'' (1.69m x 1.01m)
Close coupled wc, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, leaded light and stained glass window.
Study - 14' 0'' x 6' 9'' (4.28m x 2.07m)
Window overlooking the rear garden, radiator, internet access point.
Wine cellar/cold meat store - 16' 9'' x 6' 0'' (5.11m x 1.84m)
Original brick built shelving with cold slab storage.
Basement room 1 - 25' 2'' x 15' 11'' (7.68m x 4.87m)
Stone tiled floor.
Room A - 8' 4'' x 5' 4'' (2.55m x 1.64m)
Tiled floor, access to sub-floor.
Room B - 9' 9'' x 5' 5'' (2.99m x 1.66m)
Basement room 2 - 11' 8'' x 7' 6'' (3.58m x 2.29m)
Stone tiled floor.
Basement room 3 - 15' 11'' x 7' 6'' (4.87m x 2.3m)
Stone tiled floor.
Basement room 4 - 16' 0'' x 7' 7'' (4.88m x 2.32m)
Stone tiled floor.
Basement room 5 - 14' 11'' x 13' 10'' (4.57m x 4.22m)
Stone tiled floor.
Basement room 6 - 6' 11'' x 13' 11'' (2.13m x 4.25m)
Stone tiled floor.
Stunning gardens envelope the property and are a key feature of this impressive residence. The property is approached via a sweeping tree lined driveway leading to a turning circle focused around an elegant carved stone fountain. The gardens offer substantial areas of lawn to the front side and rear with the front garden having a stunning and established copper beech tree. There are tree screens to the majority of the garden providing semi seclusion. The front garden offers a beautiful variety of established trees, a wooded area and a predominately sandstone perimeter wall. Further areas of lawn extend to the rear and side of the property with several terraces providing ideal outdoor social and entertaining space. An ornamental pond complimented by a small rose garden leads to a timber and glazed greenhouse/potting shed. The greenhouse is substantial in size and offers retained planting beds. There are further areas of lawn and hard standing surrounded by borders offering a variety of established trees and shrubs. The gardens are predominately illuminated with external flood lighting and provide any family with an ideal environment in which to reside.This truly is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a unique and historic Victorian detached residence with an art deco/modernist twist. Viewings are strictly by appointment via the Allerton Road Sales Office of Sutton Kersh.
Double garage - 19' 5'' x 17' 0'' (5.94m x 5.2m)
Timber and glazed bi-folding doors, power and light, ample storage, window.
Boiler & laundry room - 14' 11'' x 7' 4'' (4.55m x 2.25m)
Window, plumbing for washing machine, base and wall units, stainless steel sink unit. There is a boiler with a high capacity water cylinder with pump system.
Tool store - 8' 10'' x 4' 1'' (2.71m x 1.27m)