The Best of Both Worlds

Built in 1890 and located on the St Helier/Trinity border this substantial four bedroomed Victorian home offers charm and character with a staggering 5,000 sq ft of accommodation.  The house is situated in an excellent location within close proximity to both St Helier and the surrounding rural parishes.  This means that the local secondary schools are a quick bus ride away (there’s a stop 25 metres from the house) and you are also easily able to walk through country lanes when leaving the house to the rear.  You really do have the best of both worlds.

The current owners have cleverly retained many of the properties original features whilst also managing to create a large modern home with high ceilings and bright and spacious rooms throughout. The property has seen recent internal and external upgrading making it a fantastic purchase with only the bathrooms remaining in need of modernisation.  It also offers a great many opportunities to reconfigure the current ground floor accommodation if you should wish to extend the second generation potential of the property, beyond the one bedroom duplex apartment that already exists.

Upon entering you are welcomed into the large open hallway with doors leading to two of the four reception rooms downstairs and a sweeping staircase taking you on to the further two floors.  To your left of the entrance there is what is currently used as a large formal dining room with beautiful feature fireplace (not currently functional but this could easily be investigated) and plenty of room to make this room into any manner of additional entertaining space should you wish.  To the right is a large snug which is currently used as the family television room, there’s another beautiful fireplace here too.  Through this room there is a large wooden floored office space which has double doors opening onto a large patio area to the front of the house.  This is just one of the rooms that could very easily be separated from the main house to make additional secondary accommodation, should you need it.

Moving through the house you will find the former kitchen which has been transformed into a huge utility room which leads onto another room with direct access to the two parking spaces currently used by the one bedroom apartment.  This room was a gym when the current owners moved in and this would make an excellent use for this room.  It’s also the ideal place to shed your outdoor clothes and after romping through the surrounding lanes as you’re just a few steps from your washing machine, should you need it! Downstairs the current owners have also added in an additional shower room, as there is only one house bathroom this clever addition means there’s no need to cause a tailback during the morning rush to get ready.

Continuing on through the house you find what is undeniably the jewel in the crown of this property, the kitchen.  This huge room has large oak floorboards throughout and enough space to accommodate not only a large family dining table but also sofas.  The current owner explained they’d deliberately avoided the temptation of adding a television to this room as it means the family congregate whilst dinner is being prepared and catch up on their respective days, this really will be the hub of your new home.  Here you’ll find what appears to be a classic farmhouse kitchen but is in fact very modern.  The addition of the electric Everhot stove, which includes an induction hob, a traditional hot-plate and multiples ovens you’ve really got the very best of both worlds.  There is also a huge amount of clever storage in this custom kitchen, it’s a real chefs dream.

The first and second floors of the house consist of four large double bedrooms, one of which is a master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There is also a house bathroom which has been left by the current owners to allow for the new owners to come and add in the bathroom of their dreams.  There are a number of smaller rooms adjoining the bathroom which could be amalgamated to turn this into a stunning large and luxurious space.

To the exterior of the property there is a landscaped garden plus a small lawned area to the front. There are also decked patios and terraces ideal for al fresco eating and sunbathing. There is also a large triple garage which has a fully floored games room above and forecourt parking for seven or eight cars.

There is no escaping that this house is situated on a road, but as soon as you’ve pulled into your large and spacious driveway you’ll quickly forget this is the case.  The current owners removed the gates from the property but kept the mechanics in position so they’re ready to accept in new gates to make your home even more private.  Little to no noise can be heard from the well-glazed windows and with rural views to the rear you’ll quickly forget you’re anywhere other than a country parish. Viewing is highly recommended as this property will not disappoint.

L’Augres House, St Helier

£1,295,000

Wilsons, 01534 877977 www.wilsons.je

• 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (main house)

• 1 bedroom duplex flat

• Large kitchen/family room

• 3 reception rooms

• Playroom/gym and utility

• Approximately 5,000 sq ft

• Triple garage and large loft room

• Parking for 7/8 cars

• Interior and exterior recently upgraded