Sussex dream home - Chichester
PUBLISHED: 12:11 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:11 16 September 2014
Friary Close really is a dream Sussex home. Set in the very heart of Chichester this impressive Georgian townhouse has been successfully restored and renovated internally to blend classic elegance with contemporary design.
Friary Close, Friary Lane, Chichester. Guide price: £2,950,000
Attention to detail is clear throughout the 5,000sqft of accommodation, which is primarily arranged over three floors, from the cutting-edge design of the kitchen to an intricate window cornice.
With all the advantages of such a central location, Friary Close remains private, set behind electronically operated wrought iron gates which lead to extensive parking and a double garage.
Internally the grand reception hall sets the scene, leading through to an inner hall and onwards into the orangery. This classic arrangement offers a hint of views through to the garden from the moment the front door is opened.
A substantial kitchen has been fitted with bespoke Sylvarna units with integrated Miele and Neff appliances to present a stylish, practical room where doors open out on to an east-facing terrace, making the most of the morning sun.
Additional ground floor accommodation includes a dining room, study and utility room while on the first floor the magnificent drawing room has a double aspect and access out to a raised, west-facing terrace.
Also on this floor is a master suite of two bedrooms/dressing room and a bathroom. The second floor has a further four generous double bedrooms, two of which have their own ensuite facilities, while at the other end of the house, a decent sized cellar would make a great storage facility or wine cellar.
Outside, the current owners of Friary Close have landscaped the south facing garden to create areas of lawn and raised stone terraces linked by gravelled pathways and flower borders. At about half an acre, Friary Close has one of the largest gardens in central Chichester and is encased by part of the original Roman city wall, complete with a 30ft illuminated tunnel leading from the front of the house to the rear gardens.
This beautiful home is a true classic with the elegance of Georgian architecture, preserved and enhanced ready for new owners to enjoy.
Henry Adams, Chichester; 01243 533377; www.henryadams.co.uk