A substantial, beautifully presented townhouse extending to around 6,000sq ft, situated in a prime location within the medieval grid.
Situated in a prime central location within the medieval grid, 85 Guildhall Street is a remarkable three-storey town house extending to around 6,000 sq ft, built of traditional construction with brick elevations underneath a slate roofline, and Grade II listed due to its historical relevance and architectural importance. The accommodation has been beautifully kept and presented, cleverly incorporating the original characteristics and fabric with contemporary nuances and stylish living space which verges on open-plan living, yet retaining traditional proportions.
The ground floor comprises entrance hall with parquet flooring and glazed partition wall, opening into a study area with feature fireplace and shuttered sash window, which opens out to a superb central hallway with parquet flooring, staircase rising to the first floor, and access to both cellars, and a sitting room with fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth, and further opening to the kitchen which is luxuriously appointed and installed, comprising Fired Earth tiled flooring and a John Lewis Shaker-style kitchen with wooden worktops, inset double butler sink, built-in Aga, dishwasher, induction hob, wine cooler and split-level island, leading to a breakfast room with built-in larder cupboard.
There is a conservatory with attractive tiled floors as well as an inner hall which leads to the west, which facilitates a large proportion of the 'business end' of the house, with cloakroom, utility room and boot room, all with Fired Earth tiled flooring.
The first-floor landing is accessed from the principal staircase and further secondary staircase, to a large landing area and cloakroom fitted with a Savoy white suite, and first-floor drawing room which is a magnificent reception room with three large shuttered sash windows to the west, attractive fireplace and open-plan to the library with window to the west and extensive built-in bookcase extending almost the length of the room.
Furthermore, there is a study/bedroom 7 with window to the north, and guest bedroom which is a large double-aspect room with exposed chimney breast and en suite with further tiled flooring, roll-top bath with ball-and-claw feet and shower over, along with a rear fire escape stairwell to the rear courtyard.
The master bedroom is a beautifully appointed and substantial bedroom with three sash windows, fireplace with marble mantel, large handmade fitted wardrobes, shelving space and en suite bathroom with a stylish suite of freestanding bath and shower cubicle, with heated towel rails, Marrakech-style tiled splashback and Fired Earth flooring.
On the second floor is a landing area leading to four double bedrooms, a second-floor play area/bedroom and two bathrooms.
The current owners have beautifully created a landscaped private garden with stylish travertine tiled floors, recently re-pointed red-brick walls, raised flower beds, water feature and some attractive narrow-strip cladding with doorway giving access to St Andrew's Street. There is a further garden area to the south which would make a perfect dog run or south-facing seating area.
Agent's Note | Parking
The property has permit parking, and in addition, the current owners rent a space in a nearby gated parking area which we believe is transferable to the new owner of 85 Guildhall Street.