An immaculately presented four-bedroom, bay fronted Victorian town house offering a superb blend of charming period features and modern finishes, in a choice location off Bishopthorpe Road and next to Rowntree park. Arranged over three floors, the property is beautifully appointed throughout.
Dating from the turn of the century and constructed of attractive mellow brick under a slate roof, the layout and design of the property is very representative of many of the fine townhouses built at that time on the edge of the city centre.
Internally, there are a great number of period architectural features that include ornate fireplaces, molded plasterwork, ceiling roses, cornices and arches and door-cases with architraves.
The accommodation opens to an entrance vestibule and into a hallway with decorative tiled flooring leading to the principal reception rooms. To the front of the house is a bay fronted sitting room with box sash windows behind plantation shutters, stripped floor and log burning stove.
An elegant dining room has French doors onto the courtyard and leads into the kitchen fitted with a range of quality wall and base units, complemented by granite worksurfaces. A full complement of quality built-in appliances include a double oven and gas hob with extractor over, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and inset Belfast sink. There is a pantry unit (housing modern combination boiler), door onto the courtyard and WC.
Stairs from the hallway lead to a first-floor landing and two bedrooms including the Master bedroom which spans the width of the house and includes an en-suite shower/WC. The impressive house bathroom is spacious with free standing bath, separate shower, period style sink and WC.
Stairs off the landing lead to two further double bedrooms with natural light from Velux windows, sharing a WC.
Externally to the front is a landscaped forecourt partially paved with dwarf wall and cast-iron railings and gate to the side. To the rear is a walled courtyard garden with gated access, shed and sandstone paving, perfect for al-fresco dining.
In summary, a stunning and spacious period home in a sought-after location, offered in a truly walk in condition.
Richardson Street is superbly located in the heart of the Bishopthorpe Road area, which has a thriving range of shops, restaurants, delis and pubs. At the end of the road is the 30 acre Rowntree Park and gardens. For the commuter, the Railway Station is within reasonable walking distance and the outer ring road (A1237), A19 and A64 are within easy reach by car. The property is within the catchment area for Knavesmire Primary School and Millthorpe Secondary School.
From the inner ring road (A1036) to the south at Tower Street proceed in a south-westerly direction crossing Skeldergate Bridge and continue onto Bishopthorpe Road. At the traffic lights, continue on Bishopthorpe Road taking the left-hand turn into Richardson Street, where the house is located on the left-hand side.