Having undergone a complete programme of redesign and refurbishment, this striking three-bedroom property is unrivalled in the market and offers an incoming purchaser the opportunity to acquire an exquisite and unique property set within a historic building.
One enters through a private entrance into a wonderful hallway with vaulted ceiling allowing plenty of light into the heart of the apartment. The drawing room has been meticulously refurbished including the reinstatement of cornicing, pictures rails and stunning fireplace. With large sash windows and French doors leading to a patio area, this room is flooded with natural light. At the Eastern end of the property is the kitchen and dining room which is a triumph of design. Handcrafted by Chalon, the kitchen offers everything one would expect of a property of this calibre, including plenty of storage and a double width range cooker. Continuing the theme of extremely high ceilings, the dining area is no exception, offering the perfect setting for a formal dinner party or more intimate supper for two.
Sleeping accommodation is just as impressive and special mention must be paid to the master suite. A well-proportioned room with plenty of storage, huge windows and beautiful detailing, it is obvious great care has been taken in creating an elegant room with luxury and comfort at its heart. Two further double bedrooms are equally as beautiful, each with double windows enjoying either the first or last sunshine of the day. The principal bathroom is located across the hall from the master suite and oozes class. For visitors, a smart shower room is adjacent to the guest bedroom.
The private walled garden is really very special indeed. Charming in design, and sunny throughout the day, it is easy to imagine regular al-fresco dining, summer nights’ drinks with friends or simply relaxing with a favourite podcast on a Sunday morning.
It is abundantly clear the refurbishment and remodelling of this property was done with an emphasis on sympathetic restoration juxtaposed against contemporary design and comfort, executed with exacting standards throughout.
The grounds of Mertonford extend to just short of two acres and are communal for the residents of the building, proving a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation or a great spot for a picnic during warmer months. A private garage is located at the front of the property along with off-street parking.
Mertonford was built in 1896 for Henry Bilson Blandy, having being designed by GW Webb. This period building retains many of its original features and fully deserves the title of a hidden gem, offering any discerning purchaser the opportunity to buy a charming and historically important home just a short stroll from Wokingham town centre.