Originally built in 1863, designed by the architect Frederick Barns. The building was first used as a boarding school for young ladies. It was then converted by the renowned artist and designer Birghtwen Binyon into his own private residence. In the 1930s the building became the largest spiritualist church in Ipswich and was frequently visited the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels. These visits would have aroused significant interest from the press at the time and continue to feature in more recent articles to this day. The James Francis team have painstakingly renovated the building over the past 2 years creating two beautiful large townhouses with many of the original Victorian features combined with all the requirements of modern-day living.
The James Francis team has added a three-storey extension to the building, in matching Suffolk white brickwork and sympathetically restored the original building to create two beautiful Victorian townhouses. They each included a mix of 5-7 double bedrooms and 3-5 reception rooms arranged over four floors – approaching 4000 sq ft each including an impressive Orangery, a self-contained apartment on the lower ground floor and a subterranean double garage under the garden. Other outstanding features include a grand staircase, bespoke double-glazed box sash windows, stunning cast iron radiators, original working fireplaces, oiled original Victorian floorboards and French doors.
These homes are also equipped with the latest smart home technology, giving the homeowner access to the most up-to-date devices at the touch of a button. James Francis will complete the property with the buyer’s choice of luxury kitchen and bathrooms.
A grand Victorian home of approaching 4000 SQ ft including a sunken rear courtyard and large subterranean double garage providing 5-7 double bedrooms arranged over four floors.
A grand Victorian home of approaching 4000 SQ ft including a large double garage. This beautiful home provides a big orangery (approx 700 SQ ft), 5 double bedrooms and a separate 2 bedroom annexe on the lower ground floor suitable for use as an independent apartment, all arranged over 4 floors.
They say location is everything, so be sure to take a short walk along Anglesea Road to Henley Road, past Ipswich School - an independent school granted its charter by Henry VIII - and you'll discover Christchurch Park. Set in more than 80 acres of rolling lawns, it includes wooded areas, ponds, tennis courts, play areas and a delicately created arboretum. It is also home to Christchurch Mansion, a beautiful Tudor building housing a museum and art gallery.
The development of the Ipswich Waterfront over the last decade has, without question, been one of the most successful brownfield regeneration stories in the UK and has led to the opening of stylish new restaurants and hotels. The recently re-developed Buttermarket retail and leisure facility, complete with a compelling family dining zone (total re-development cost £35m) Already featuring great restaurants, a 13 screen cinema a 12 lane bowling alley, and many high street shopping brands.
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