The Grand is one of Plymouth's most iconic buildings, which is steeped in history and located in one of the city's most desirable locations offering a choice of 2 & 3-bedroom elegant apartments overlooking either the sea or cityscape.
Prices from £249, 950 - £1, 450, 000
The Grand is one of Plymouth's most iconic buildings, which is steeped in history and located in one of the city's most desirable locations.
Previously a striking hotel, this Grade II listed building is now being sympathetically refurbished to provide a range of spacious two and three bedroom apartments. Many of these apartments boast breathtaking sea views over Plymouth Hoe and the Sound, while others gaze over Plymouth's varied cityscape. Original features have been restored wherever possible, whilst patterns were taken from the banisters, dado and picture rails, cornices, architraves and mouldings to provide sympathetic replacements.
Located at the western end of the elegant Regency terraces on Plymouth's world famous Hoe and commanding a prominent position, The Grand is a Grade II listed building overlooking Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours.
Smeaton's Tower, the iconic and historical red and white lighthouse, stands proud and tall just metres away, instantly recognisable and overlooking the cobbled streets of the Barbican and its waterfront.
Fast becoming one of Europe's top waterfront cities, Plymouth is enriched by its extensive maritime heritage and lively cultural scene. A plethora of shops, bars and restaurants are on offer, creating a vibrant cosmopolitan feel.
The city boasts the region's largest shopping mall, Drake's Circus, and the established Theatre Royal offers some of the country's leading productions. Also boasting the UK's largest aquarium, housing exotic fish, turtles and even sharks, there is certainly no shortage of things to see and do.
For those wanting to explore outside of the city, Plymouth's idyllic location on the border between Devon and Cornwall, means sandy beaches and rolling hills are all well within reach. And with more than 350km of coastline and over 400 beaches just crying out to be explored, it is no wonder that these two counties are the most popular in the UK.
Designed by George Wightwick, a pupil of John Foulston (1772 to 1842), and built by John Pethick in 1879, The Grand forms part of Plymouth's grandiose parade of Italianate buildings on the city's world famous Hoe.
The Grand has always sought to inspire the people of Plymouth, mixing an air of elegance and splendour with some of the most staggering views of Plymouth Sound. Indeed upon opening, the hotel's proudest boast was that it was the city's only hotel with a sea view with one advertisement proclaiming that the hotel occupied 'the finest position in Europe'.
Having housed the great and the good throughout Plymouth's recent history (including three time Prime Minister William Gladstone, who spoke to an expectant crowd of ten thousand onlookers from the building's balcony), and withstood the ravages of time, tide and enemy, a fire in 2005 caused such damage as to render the building's future in severe doubt.
Lawrence Butler, Managing Director of Devington Homes, who has restored this magnificent building to its former glory said:
"I took on the exciting challenge in 2007 to save this iconic piece of history " one of our most demanding projects to date " and we gathered together the best professional team and contractor. Together we have saved this important building with the creation of stunning period apartments with arguably the best views in Europe and ensuring the legacy for future generations".
The Grand, a Grade II Listed building where the wonderful spaces within the building have been restored and refurbished into 21st century homes.
Carefully designed to follow the original styling concept throughout the building, there is a sense of impressive space, features include attractive ceiling cornices, striking boards and architraves, patterns for which have been taken from originals elsewhere in the building. The original windows have been refurbished or replaced as appropriate, with apartments to the front of the building offering a splendid view across Plymouth Sound, the Breakwater and Drakes Island. With the remaining apartments enjoying views over the city of Plymouth.
Ktchens are well crafted and thoughtfully designed with quartz worktops and upstands and fitted with the full range of appliances as well as being equipped with lots of clever elements which combine to offer plenty of preparation and storage space for those who like to entertain at home.
The bathrooms and en-suites are equally well fitted and fully tiled with white suites, many apartments having stylish double wash basins and vanity unit.
Modern living comforts are provided by under floor heating throughout and a focal fireplace in each apartment. There is fully adjustable lighting, together with broadband and satellite wiring.
Security is provided by way of individual video entry system and CCTV covering the entrances to the building, with a secure access in the car park.
The two original staircases have been retained and in addition two lifts have been provided for access to the upper floors.
A Grade II Listed building which has been refurbished to provide well planned and spacious and gracious living accommodation, furnished to an exemplary specification with particular attention to detail. Original features have been restored wherever possible, whilst patterns have been taken from the striking boards, banisters, dado and picture rails, cornices, architraves and moulding to provide sympathetic replacements.
High gloss fitted kitchens with quartz worktops and upstands.
Integrated appliances to include ceramic hob, oven, electric oven and an extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge/freezer a microwave and inset sink unit with integrated waste disposal and monoblock taps.
Washing machine/dryer, fitted worktop and shelving.
Bathroom and En-Suites
Bathrooms are fitted to include mixer taps and showers over baths. Thermostatic showers, electric shaver sockets, fully tiled walls and floors, mirrors with lighting to all bath and shower rooms.
Under floor central heating throughout each apartment.
Recessed low voltage down lighters to kitchen, bathroom and en-suites. Dim switches to drawing room, BT sockets to utility cupboard, drawing room and master bedroom. Wiring for satellite TV and FM Radio, TV points to drawing room and master bedroom.
Fitted to entrance hall, drawing room and bedrooms; other areas are fitted with floor tiles.
Video entry system to each apartment and CCTV cover to building entrances.
Landscaped communal front gardens and rear courtyard, secure parking and storage can be provided for each property with the underground car park in Azure, secure pedestrian access from the Azure car park is provided to the Grand.
Lease - 999 year lease commencing in 2003. Structural Guarantee is the ten year cover provided by Premier Guarantee.