This is truly one of the most amazing homes that we've had the pleasure of representing. Villa Luisa is a little slice of Italy in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac. With a covered swimming pool, outdoor bar and pizza oven, beautiful low-maintenance garden with Japanese maple trees and stunning interiors, this home has so much character and appeal.
Buy now to ensure you can benefit from Spring and Summertime in this gorgeous garden, splashing about in the pool and catching up with friends and family once again.
The living accommodation comprises a spacious lounge, large conservatory with vaulted glass ceiling, a modern kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a versatile room in the annexe which could be a den, home office or bedroom...or certainly a gym, with the shower room attached. With two large workshops, there is plenty of scope to run a small business from home too...and reward yourself with a dip in the pool too!
Calvin Close is a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought-after suburb of Alvaston, just south of Derby city centre. Access to all the major Rolls Royce sites, the A50 and East Midlands Airport, Nottingham and beyond is swift and easy. Locally, there are shops, parks and attractions such as Elvaston Castle in close proximity.
Front Of House
Situated in the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought-after suburb of Alvaston, Villa Luisa provides a very attractive first impression. It is a dormer bungalow with a pitched roof. The tarmac drive with neat brick border and new timber fencing has space for 2-3 vehicles. Lighting at floor level and on the walls showcases the pretty split-face rustic brick tiles on the front of the home.
Step onto the walkway to the uPVC front door with an arched glazed panel and Villa Luisa sign on the right-hand wall. A security video doorbell is located to the left, linked to the security panel within the home.
Entrance Porch (1.98m x 1.35m (6'6 x 4'5))
Pretty Italian porcelain tiled flooring greets you as you step into the home. Rustic wall tiles are showcased by the double-glazed window on the left, which lets light into this space. There's plenty of room to kick off your boots and the radiator and ceiling light add warmth and comfort.
L-Shaped Entrance Hallway (2.54m x 1.14m and 0.84m x 0.84m (8'4 x 3'9 and 2'9)
Italian porcelain floor tiles are laid diagonally through the hallway - and continue through the home into most rooms. With the expertly crafted archway to the lounge in front of you, you're immediately transported to sunnier climes...this doesn't feel like Derby at all!
The hallway feels spacious and roomy despite having a wealth of features. There is a double storage cupboard which houses the Vaillant EcoPro boiler and plenty of shelving. Doors lead into Bedroom One and Bedroom Two, the Lounge and the Family Shower Room. There is a radiator, burglar alarm, video security panel, Siemens thermostat, smoke alarm, ceiling light and loft hatch.
Bedroom One (2.90m x 2.44m (9'6 x 8))
This is a lovely double bedroom, enhanced by the high-quality wooden shutters - which are included in the sale. Entering through the modern white woodgrain-effect door (with chrome handle), you can see that the double-glazed window overlooks the driveway. The chandelier in this bedroom is included in the sale. The neutral decor and ceramic tiled floor give this room a contemporary and light feel. A wide radiator sits beneath the window.
Bedroom Two (4.04m x 3.35m (13'3 x 11))
Bedroom Two has the same style door, leading into this larger main bedroom. It also has a wide double glazed window with the matching quality fitted shutters. A key element of this room is the superb 13ft wide, 2 ft deep fitted wardrobe with sliding doors. It includes rails and shelving and is one of the best storage solutions we've seen. It frees-up space in the bedroom, making it feel spacious and roomy. The chandelier will remain with the home and are included in the sale. A radiator and ceiling light fitting complete this bedroom.
Family Shower Room (3.35m x 1.32m (11' x 4'4))
This long room has a wet room style shower with a floor-to-ceiling glass panel and skylight. The power shower has a rainforest head and separate hand-held attachment. Built-in wide shelving on both sides adds more storage and there is a frosted double-glazed window. With beautiful white tiling from floor-to-ceiling and a white Heritage three piece bathroom set, this is a bright and airy bathroom with a very modern feel. In addition to the WC, there is a bidet and a sink with plenty of storage beneath.
A large mirror has lights above and there is a vertical heated towel rail, in addition to handy chrome towel rails and chrome storage shelving. Finally, there is a shaver point and domed ceiling light.
Lounge (5.23m x 3.35m to 4.09m in bay window (17'2 x 11 to)
Entering the lounge through that Mediterranean-style mosaic tiled archway, you're immediately uplifted by the bright and spacious room. Light pours in from the large bay window and through the patio doors leading through to the conservatory with it's vaulted glass ceiling. The 7.5ft high ceiling, the crisp white walls and Italian porcelain floor tiles all complement each other in making this seem a beautiful place to relax and unwind.
The gas pebble-effect fire sits within an attractive fireplace and - with the large TV positioned above - this is the current focal point of the room. There are two radiators and the two magnificent chandeliers are included in the sale.
Another Mediterranean-style archway takes you through to the Kitchen...
Kitchen (4.17m x 2.67m to 2.92m (13'8 x 8'9 to 9'7))
The continuation of the Italian porcelain floor tiles, allied to more fresh white painted walls and sparkly kitchen cabinets make this feel a crisp, modern room. The sleek Necht oven has a 4-ring gas hob with curved glass-and-chrome extractor hood over.
Contemporary curved worktops include a breakfast bar. The sink has chrome taps and a drainer. There is plentiful cupboard space and the Beko fridge-freezer with cold water dispenser is included in the sale.
Wander through the timber-framed bi-fold doors with vertical glazing into the huge conservatory with vaulted glazed roof...
By the rear entrance door, the space is flooded with light from the skylight above and that door provides access to one of the two large workshops.
Conservatory (Including Utility Room) (5.41m x 2.87m (conservatory) and 2.49m x 2.26m (ut)
Your attention is immediately captured by the sheer scale of this room, with the ceiling reaching a height of 11 feet. Looking down, you'll notice that the Italian porcelain flooring continues throughout. Coming from the kitchen, you enter the utility room space.
With worktops and a sink looking out over the conservatory and into the garden, this space has lots of cupboards and shelving. All of the appliances - including the brand new, unused Beko dishwasher - are included in the sale. This also includes the Hoover 10kg A+++ washing machine too. The Belfast sink with drainer sits atop four low-level cupboards and there is another worktop and cupboard behind, adjacent to the vertical radiator.
What a room! You can laze on the chairs and look out to the garden, or up to the panoramic views of the skies. Perfect for studying clouds during the day and stargazing at night. Patio doors lead back through to the lounge, whereas four bi-fold patio doors concertina to open this space up to the garden. There is a contemporary vertical radiator, power points, Dyson rechargeable vacuum fitting and light fittings. A modern door leads through to the stunning bathroom.
Family Bathroom (2.77m x 2.03m (9'1 x 6'8))
The centrepiece of this room is the magnificent, enormous jacuzzi bath, which has a built-in radio and speakers fitted into the ceiling. The ceiling itself is dominated by a large skylight. The jacuzzi bath has different jet streams and functions, padded neck rests and a seat for comfortable bathing. A white WC and sink with vanity unit, a vertical heated towel rail and ceiling spotlights finish off the room alongside the white floor-to-ceiling tiling, which is broken up by some sandstone mosaic tiling.
Living Room (4.34m x 2.74m (14'3 x 9))
Situated within the annexe, across the garden, is a spacious living room. With a double-glazed door to the garden and skylight, this newly-created room could just as easily be a home office, a snug, playroom, children's den or simply another bedroom. Italian ceramic flooring has now also been laid in this room. There are ceiling spotlights too.
Bedroom 3/Gym/Family Room (7.14m x 2.06m to 3.45m (23'5 x 6'9 to 11'4))
We love this versatile room! With a small shower room and WC next door, this could easily be a bedroom, a den/playroom or could make the perfect gym. It has been newly plastered and has triple bi-fold doors into the garden.
Shower Room (1.30m x 0.81m (4'3 x 2'8))
Fully-tiled wet room with skylight
Wc (1.27m x 1.22m (4'2 x 4))
WC and sink with skylight
Garden (16.15m x 15.85m (53 x 52))
Where do we start? This large garden is over 2,750 square feet (over 250 square metres) and the undoubted centrepiece is the 20ft long covered swimming pool. It has a concertina, easy-to-manouevre cover for safety (lockable to stop young children entering) and to allow swimming during all weathers. There are so many other features though! The current owners have lovingly created an outdoor kitchen complete with a hand-built brick pizza oven, marble worktops (perfect for food preparation) and stainless steel sink, plus a separate outdoor covered bar and an outside tap.
A pretty wooded area contains 7 trees including Japanese maple trees, which produce lovely leafy colours. The garden has a large decked area and gravelled garden with a nautical theme running throughout. A 7ft high curved whitewashed wall with terracotta tiles adds to the Mediterranean holiday feel.
This is a unique paradise within a friendly, quiet suburb - perfect
Workshop 1 (5.49m x 1.83m (18 x 6))
Accessed via the garden, this worktop has a pitched timber roof. It is a solid brick-built workshop with lighting and power. There is a solid concrete floor, overhead storage and shelving, providing plenty of space to use for a hobby or small business.
Workshop 2 (6.10m x 2.54m (20 x 8'4))
This garage is a larger space which also has lighting and shelving. It provide excellent additional storage space and is accessed via the rear door from the kitchen. There is a small outdoor space too.