Property summary There are many homes in Southsea that have been described as being designer built by the local and highly regarded Victorian architect Thomas Owen, however Sussex Terrace, we can say with some authority was built around 1840 and is one of these desirable homes. In recent years 'St. Bernard's' has been sensitively restored keeping a number of character features including large windows with shutters, stripped flooring, high ceilings and skirting boards. The 4381 sq ft of living space provided behind the white painted and rendered facade is laid out over five floors and includes five bedrooms and two feature bathrooms. On the reception level is an impressive entrance foyer leading onto an enclosed courtyard as well as a large fully fitted kitchen / dining room and sitting room, on the lower ground floor there are three store rooms and a utility room as well as a family room. Overlooking the established gardens of Annesley House is a first floor drawing room and sun room with a separate study, the master bedroom and feature bathroom. On the second floor are three further bedrooms, a bathroom and cloakroom with a further bedroom on the top floor. Set in the heart of the exclusive 'village within a city' and being in one of the oldest conservation area 'St. Bernard's' has good proportioned rooms providing natural light and an airy feeling. Located in the 'golden triangle' within easy reach of highly regarded schools such as Portsmouth Grammar School, St. Johns College, Mayville School and the Portsmouth High School, as well as only being a few minutes walk from the Southsea Common, the individual shopping amenities of Marmion Road, early internal viewing of this unique five storey family home is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer. There are commutable links to London Waterloo from Portsmouth Harbour station approximately 1hr 30 minutes, the continental ferry port, Gunwharf Quays retail and leisure area, the Victorian waterfront and harbour entrance are all nearby.
Entrance High brick retaining wall with gated entrance leading to courtyard style garden, feature Portico entrance leading to St. Bernard's, large black painted main front door with arched window over leading to:
Vestibule 17' 4" x 6' 5" (5.28m x 1.96m) Flagstone flooring, two large arched topped windows to side aspect overlooking courtyard garden with door leading to outside with matching arch over, radiator, high ceiling, internal door leading to:
Hallway Wooden flooring, radiator, high ceiling, balustrade staircase rising to first floor, window to rear aspect, steps leading to lower ground floor with second radiator, cloaks hanging area, central heating control switch, power points, doors to primary rooms.
Sitting room 20' 1" x 15' 0" (6.12m x 4.57m) High ceiling with ceiling rose, ornate coving, picture rail, sash style window to front aspect with shutter style blinds in lower section with original boxed in shutters, marble surround fireplace with log burner (not tested) and slate hearth, two radiators, panelled door, power points.
Kitchen/breakfast room 24' 5" x 22' 3" into bay window (7.44m x 6.78m) 'L' shaped, dining area; stripped and varnished floorboards, two radiators, full height windows to front aspect overlooking courtyard, high ceiling with ornate coving, picture rail, wall mounted air conditioning unit, central large island with cream granite work surface with breakfast bar to one end and hidden plugs and storage cupboards under, inset 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher with matching door, range of pan drawers with soft close mechanism, matching wooden flooring. Comprehensive range of cream fronted wall and floor units with wood block work surface, ceramic tiled surrounds, power points, integrated fridge and freezer with matching doors, high level mantle with free standing range style cooker and tiled splashback, range of drawer and storage cupboards, eye-level microwave with cupboards over and under, range of shelving, tall larder style unit, sash sytle window and door leading to rear garden, small radiator, larder built-in storage cupboard with range of shelving, ceiling spotlights.
Separate cloakroom Window to side aspect, low level w.C, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, panelled door, radiator, wooden floor.
Lower ground floor To the rear is a door leading to the garden, internal door leading to hallway, staircase with balustrade leading to lower ground floor, flagstone slate flooring, access into storage areas, doors to primary rooms, ceiling spotlights, ceiling height approximately 7'1", radiator.
Family room 15' 5" x 19' 9" into bay window(4.7m x 6.02m) Windows to front aspect overlooking stairwell and courtyard garden, two radiators, tiled flooring, ceiling spotlights, approximate ceiling height 7'3".
Front lobby Quarry tiled flooring, door leading to steps rising to courtyard garden, narrow built-in storage cupboard housing aerial amplifier and electric consumer box.
Twin doored walk-in store room 13' 7" x 6' 7" (4.14m x 2.01m) Quarry tiled flooring, wall mounted gas meter, electric light
utility room 8' 3" x 7' 8" (2.51m x 2.34m) Wood block work surface with butler style sink with mixer tap and cupboard under, ceramic tiled surrounds, twin windows to side aspect, washing machine point, space for tumble dryer, power points, range of floor units, further range of matching wall and floor units with tiled splashback, space for fridge, tall larder style storage cupboard, ceiling spotlights, tiled flooring, door to:
Boiler room Wall mounted 'Vaillant' boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating with separate hot water cylinder and pump system (not tested), currently used as a drying room.
no.1 11' 5" x 7' 4" (3.48m x 2.24m) Window to front aspect, slate tile flooring.
No.2 20' 2" x 6' 6" (9'11" max) (6.15m x 1.98m) Approximate ceiling height 7'3", comprehensive range of built-in shelving to two walls, window to front aspect, radiator, panelled door.
mezzanine landing Radiator, balustrade staircase rising to primary landing, door to walk-in airing cupboard with range of shelving, radiator, window to side aspect.
Primary landing Balustrade staircase rising to first floor with gallery over, window overlooking rear garden, radiator, stripped and varnished floorboards, power points, doors to primary rooms.
Drawing room 23' 0" x 15' 0" (7.01m x 4.57m) Full height windows to front aspect overlooking gardens of Annesley House opposite, two radiators, granite surround fireplace with open fire, tiled inlay and hearth, central ceiling rose, ornate coving, high skirting boards, architraves, panelled doors, power points, twin doors leading to:
Sun room 8' 1" x 6' 6" (2.46m x 1.98m) Windows with low sills to two aspects overlooking gardens of Annesley House opposite, sloping roof.
Study 8' 11" x 6' 6" (2.72m x 1.98m) Recently fitted with range of dark wood units, drawers and storage cupboards, sash style window to side aspect overlooking courtyard garden, radiator, book shelving to one wall with low level storage cupboards, alarm panel, panelled door, power points.
Bedroom 1 20' 2" x 16' 0" (6.15m x 4.88m) Sash style window to front aspect, high skirting boards, picture rail, two radiator, power points, built-in double doored wardrobe to one side of chimney breast, central chimney breast with granite surround and blue tile arched inlay and hearth, door to:
En-suite bathroom 11' 10" x 7' 9" (3.61m x 2.36m) Sash style window to side aspect, free standing double ended claw footed bath with central telephone style chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, low level w.C, vanity unit with granite surround and oval wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboards under, tiled splashback, mirror, ceiling spotlights, panelled door, chrome heated towel rail, shower cubicle with drying area to one end, drench style hood and separate shower attachment, large shower screen.
Second floor Mezzanine landing with staircase rising to upper floor, door to:
Cloakroom Window to side aspect, low level w.C, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, panelled door, radiator, wooden floor.
Third floor Landing with sash style window to rear aspect with far reaching views over roof tops, stripped and varnished floorboards, radiator, sash style window to front aspect, double doored built-in storage cupboard, staircase rising to roof space.
Bedroom 2 16' 11" x 14' 3" (15'8" max) (5.16m x 4.34m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking gardens of Annesley House opposite, built-in double doored wardrobe to one side with further understairs built-in cupboard with rail and shelving, narrow mirror doored built-in cupboard with range of shelving, radiator, power points.
Family bathroom 15' 0" x 7' 10" (4.57m x 2.39m) Free standing double ended bath with chrome telephone style mixer and shower attachment, sash style window to side aspect, large shower cubicle with sliding panelled door, drench style hood and separate shower attachment with drying area to one end, heated towel rail, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, wooden flooring, twin sink units with mixer tap and cupboards under, bidet, low level w.C, ceramic tiled splashback with mirrors, panelled door, underfloor heating.
Bedroom 3 16' 0" x 12' 2" (4.88m x 3.71m) Sash style window to side aspect, built-in double doored storage cupboards, radiator, power points, panelled door.
Bedroom 4 12' 2" x 7' 5" (3.71m x 2.26m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking gardens of Annesley House, power points, radiator.
Top floor Landing and steps with door leading to:
Bedroom 5 15' 7" x 15' 2" (4.75m x 4.62m) Sash style window to front aspect with far reaching views over roof top and grounds of Annesley House, power points, access to loft space, ceiling spotlights, radiator, power points, range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, wood surround fireplace with cast iron inlay.
Outside To the rear accessible from the lower ground floor is a door leading onto patio area also accessible from the kitchen is a wrought iron staircase leading down to the garden. The garden is enclosed by a brick wall on two sides, rear pedestrian gateway and fence panelling on the other, two patio areas, lawn and flowering shrub borders. To the side/front is an enclosed courtyard style garden laid to paving with shrubs and bushes, high brick retaining wall, soldier style railings, steps and gateway leading down to lower ground floor.