Stanley Drive, Humberstone

For Sale £550,000

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A particularly attractive and individual detached house located on the edge of Old Humberstone's conservation area in the desired Stanley Drive. This substantial and distinctive four-bedroom detached home, dating back to the 1920's, provides over 2,000 sq ft of accommodation, retaining many original features and has been respectfully maintained by the current owners, presenting to an excellent standard throughout.

An appealing 1920's original oak front door opens into the heart of the home where there is a spacious entrance hall with a substantial staircase and original oak flooring. Wall panelling, original skirting boards, shelving and cornicing furnish the walls. The first reception room is located to the front and sets the tone for the whole property with a perfect blend of modern living and character with the original bay window housing restored casement windows complemented by stained glass windows to each side of the stylish log-burner fireplace which sits in the centre of the room alongside a recent addition of an elegant fire surround. Leading on from the hallway to the rear is the sitting room, which offers an engaging view of the long rear garden and boasts an original art deco fireplace that is in fantastic condition. The room offers scope to extend to the rear or open the dividing wall into the kitchen.

The open plan kitchen/dining area is bright, airy and incredibly well presented and benefits from underfloor heating. The kitchen is fitted in a stylish Shaker style, with wall and base storage cupboards and drawers, wooden work surfaces, a five-ring gas hob, extractor fan, freestanding space for kitchen appliances and ample preparation areas. Furthermore, the kitchen presents direct views onto the rear garden through two wood framed double-glazed windows and two French doors allowing an enormous amount of natural light to fill the room. To the rear of the property is a utility area which houses the washing machine/dryer. There is a side door which serves access to the front and a cloakroom off the hallway.

The gorgeous staircase provides access to an impressive gallery landing with the original stained window (secondary glazed) to the side aspect, picture rails and a beautiful, crafted archway. The landing area offers excellent potential to provide staircase access to the loft area which can be divided without the need to adjust the roof height to provide further accommodation if required (subject to the necessary consent). On the first floor are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a well-appointed two-piece family bathroom with separate WC. The bedrooms are presented in good decorative order with the master bedroom and second bedroom benefitting from a walk-in storage cupboard.

The property sits on a superb mature plot with an attractive leafy aspect and frontage with a three - five car driveway with access to the integral garage. To the rear of the property is an extensive, private and well-established East-facing rear garden which has an array of mature trees, plants and a vegetable garden. The property offers excellent potential to extend both to the rear or conversion of the garage and loft space, which would substantially increase the property's accommodation (subject to necessary consent).

The sought-after suburb of Humberstone is situated off Scraptoft Lane, near Uppingham Road and being towards the North Easterly outskirts of Leicester. It is well known for its popularity in terms of convenience for ease of access to both, Evington, Oadby and Rushy Mead. Humberstone is, without doubt, one of Leicester's most sought-after suburban locations. The area also offers a full range of local amenities including shopping for day-to-day goods, specialist shops, places of worship, desirable schools and food outlets. Travel links nearby include bus links to Leicester train station with direct trains taking you to London St Pancreas in a little over an hour alongside convenient access to and from and to the Leicester City centre.
  • A Particularly Attractive and Substantial Family Home
  • Lounge, Sitting Room & Stylish Open Plan Living Kitchen Diner
  • Potential To Extend To Rear, with Garage & Loft Conversion Potential (Subject To Necessary Consents)
  • Sizeable Established Rear Garden
  • Highly Sought After Location
  • Character Features, Generous Accommodation, Viewing Highly Recommended
Floorplan for Stanley Drive, Humberstone

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