Set in a desirable location down a quiet side road, this is a handsome double fronted semi-detached house, dating from 1912 and recently extended by the current owners to create a truly unique modern home offering light, well-proportioned accommodation over three floors.
All rooms benefit from outstanding natural light and the house retains period detail with a modern twist, reflected in a cantilevered glass and oak extension over 3 floors and extensive use of oak throughout, as well as underfloor heating on all 3 floors, clean air mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems and numerous other features together providing a high-spec building. The house was once home to the great granddaughter of Charles Darwin, who planted many of the trees in the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room, to the rear of the ground floor, provides superb family/entertaining space with a large area for dining. There are two traditional reception rooms to the front of the house - the drawing room and study, and a large open sitting room in the middle of the house. A spectacular oak and steel spiral staircase winds up through the house rising to the first and second floors.
The first floor provides a superb master bedroom suite with en suite bath/shower room, large walk-in wardrobe, and further dressing/sitting room space. There is a second bedroom (presently used as a large study) with dressing room, at the front of the house with views over Staverton Road. The second floor provides 2 bedrooms with mezzanine sleeping / seating decks above, and a 3rd with oak dormer window. There is also a sitting room or further bedroom as well as 3 further bathrooms of which 2 are ensuite.
The private garden has a paved terrace and is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees.
The city of Oxford is known throughout the world for its beautiful and historical architecture and University. The city is also well known for its excellent schools including The Dragon, Oxford High School, St Edwards, St Philip and St James Primary School, Wychwood School for Girls and Cherwell School.
Oxford sporting and leisure amenities include the local Nuffield Health Oxfordshire Health and Racquet's Club, a selection of golf clubs, several tennis and rowing clubs and many walks along the banks of the canal and River Thames.
The city has excellent communications with A34 connecting to both the M40 and the M4. There is also a fast rail service to London Paddington taking approximately 55 minutes from Oxford main station and from Oxford Parkway services to Marylebone in 52 minutes.
From the coach station at Gloucester Green there are regular services to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.