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5 bed detached house for sale St Johns Place, Canterbury, Kent CT1

5 beds
5 baths
4 receptions

Property location

  • St Johns Church of England Primary School0 miles
  • The King's School Canterbury0.2 miles
  • Canterbury West0.4 miles
  • Canterbury East0.7 miles

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Entrance lobby
  • 4 Reception rooms and conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master suite with dressing room, en-suite bathroom and separate WC
  • 4 Further bedrooms (all en-suite)
  • Eaves storage
  • Garden
  • Parking
St John’s Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed building that has been carefully and sensitively converted into a superb home of the highest quality. Flooded with light from the nine original Georgian arched windows (now refurbished and subtly automated for ventilation) the house offers versatile and spacious accommodation arranged over three floors.

The building has been completely renovated from a shell with new foundations, floors and ceilings and internal steel structure, and is, effectively, a new home benefitting from a 10 year icw building warranty. Impressively it is heated by a ground source heat pump.

The ground floor has five reception rooms and a conservatory with seven metres of fully automated glazing, inter-connecting for flexibility of use, all with bespoke fittings and high quality wood and stone flooring. At the heart of the house is the kitchen, with a massive central island topped with Brazilian quartz, and an adjacent spacious utility room.

The dramatic suspended fireplace in the dining room expresses the quality of the internal fittings, as does the superb range of carefully sourced lighting. The library has a bespoke barrel-vaulted, solid walnut ceiling and a playful cocktail cabinet. The 32’ sitting room is found in an extension to the original building, overlooking and opening onto the private paved, walled garden.

The magnificent, central solid walnut staircase with bespoke solid bronze railings and curved solid walnut handrail was commissioned from well-regarded Oxford firm, Zigzag Design Studio.

On the first floor, overlooking the private garden, is the master bedroom suite with dressing room, bathroom and separate cloakroom. Two further bedroom suites complete this level, the remaining space being taken by two large void areas, which allow very generous ceiling heights in the rooms below.

A Swiss chalet inspired style is adopted on the second floor, with two further generous bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. The solar powered skylights are fully automated and have black out blinds.

10 year icw building warranty

The 9 original Georgian arched windows to the first floor have been completely refurbished and subtly automated for ventilation.
New wooden sashes to ground floor
Triple glazed bi-fold doors to sitting room
Triple glazed side conservatory with automated glazing and integrated automated blinds
Velux solar powered triple glazed rooflights with rain sensor and automated controls.

Heating and Ventilation, M and E
Nibe 17kw ground source heat pump
Mechanical ventilation heat recovery
Water softener
Bespoke and unique 8kw suspended wood burning fire

Security, Entry, Lights and fittings:
Wandsworth antique bronze lighting controls and sockets
Timothy Oulton bespoke chandeliers and light fittings
pir and sensor lights to bathrooms
Sprinkler system to ground floor, top floor and lobbies
CCTV and alarm system
Video entry screens
Heating thermostats to all rooms
Nu Heat underfloor heating throughout
Intelligent glass windows in bedrooms 2 and 3
LED lighting to all other integrated lights.
Accoya double entrance doors with Banham locks in antique bronze and bronze entrance hardware
External lighting and fittings
beam central vacuum system
Provision for automated curtains and blinds.

2.5m wide central spiral stair designed by the developer and commissioned to Zigzag Design Studio, Oxford
Double thick 45mm solid walnut treads with bronze filament and solid bronze ballusters
Library area with solid walnut ceiling
Reclaimed wood from usa top floor
Secret hatches for taking oversized items to upper parts.
Bespoke handmade joinery to top floor
Handmade bespoke double bunk beds to top floor
Italian curved sliding doors
Bespoke integrated cocktail cabinet
“The wonky door”.

Kitchen and separate utility
Tradtional Shaker style 1909 kitchen units with granite and quartz worktops.
Bespoke chef’s pantry complete with plate racks, glass holders, inbuilt quartz worktop.
Oversized Miele fridge
Lacanche 1440mm wide range cooker complete with gas and electric ovens
Miele dishwasher
Waste disposal
Filtered water tap
Double sink
Brazilian Quartz worktop
Miele integrated coffee machine
Pop up usb and socket chargers
2 Wine coolers

Utility room
Oversized Miele freezer
Large butler style sink to utility room
Space for washer and dryer

Cole & Son feature wallpapers

Mandarin stone solid limestone flagstone floor
Prime oak herringbone flooring to living room and study
Solid reclaimed oak flooring to top floor bedroom
Walnut engineered floor ground floor
Handmade 100% New Zealand wool carpets

Bathrooms: 2 baths. 5 showers.

Porcelanosa tiles and sanitary ware including mother of pearl and aluminium tiles.
West One bathroom fittings including Arcade, Samuel Heath, Kohler, Cielo, Inbani
Mandarin stone mosaic tiles.
Steam shower to bed 4 shower room

Private garden to the side of the property landscaped with iroko bin store and log store
Plant room.
Indian sandstone slabs.
An electric cedar 8 man hot tub
Automated entrance gates to private right of way and parking
New cast iron and steel perimeter railings
Sprinkler watering system to landscape raised garden beds
Three phase electric supply with provision for electric car point
Separate gated side garden area for bin storage, bikes etc
Portland stone front steps

Close to the former city walls and just a stone’s throw from the heart of Canterbury, this fine period home brings a new level of style to the city. St John’s Place is a no through road adjacent the Hospital of St John the Baptist, now a collection of attractive alms houses with an extensive rear garden over which the property has a view.

St John's Hall is superbly positioned to enjoy all that the city has to offer. The cafe culture of Canterbury is conveniently close by, together with a strong Arts scene, numerous well-regarded restaurants and a High Speed rail connection to London in less than an hour from Canterbury West (0.5 mile). The A2 provides direct motorway access, and the area has good access to the Continent.

St John’s Hall enjoys a private paved, walled garden complete with cedar barrel hot tub. The garden has been landscaped and planted by Seijo Associates, whose director trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The garden has a secure store and a log store. An additional alleyway to the building also allows secure storage.

There is secure off-street parking for two cars and provision for an electric car point.

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