5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
The biggest surprise at 16 St Marks Garden is that there's certainly more than meets the eye here. What appears, upon first glance, as a conventional family home is certainly much more in reality.
The current owners built the house for their own occupation six years ago and were drawn by the quietness of the location being a 'no through road' - yet so convenient for the city centre.
Spread over three floors the accommodation is so versatile and can easily be adapted to suit personal needs.
Having built the house and then lived it, the current owners decided to convert the garage and make the main sitting room larger. As hosts for family occasions, this extra space makes a brilliant entertaining area.
Entertainment doesn't stop there with a cinema room on the lower ground floor. In the evenings, this is their favourite space as they can watch a movie on a big screen but within the comfort of their own home.
During the summer especially, our clients have loved their walled garden. Once the gates are shut it's like being in your own bubble, giving children the security to run around.
Moving to the house changed the lives of our clients. They were suddenly so close to the many amenities of the city from their doorstep and this enabled them to walk to restaurants and shops.
Whilst a modern house, the setting has so much history and originally formed the playground of the former St Marks Boys School - which was a substantial and imposing Victorian building now converted into apartments. It is always nice when new homes are created in historical settings as it immediately gives the landscape an established feel.
NORWICH This ancient city has been home to writers, radicals and fiercely independent spirits for over a thousand years, and today continues in its legacy as an enclave of culture and creativity. It's perfectly preserved medieval streets are home to a thriving community of small businesses, a vibrant food scene and an established arts culture. It is also a gateway to a county that continues to inspire people with its unspoilt landscapes, open spaces and big skies.
Named as one of the best places to live in 2021, Norwich lies approximately 20 miles from the coast at the confluence of the River Yare and the River Wensum, the latter still bending its way through the heart of the city. In the 11th Century, Norwich was the second largest city in the country, and today is still the UK's most complete medieval city. Strolling through the historic cobbled streets of Elm Hill, whatever the season, the Tudor architecture retains its character and beauty. Laced with merchant's houses, thatching, individual homes, speciality shops and small cafes, you'll be led toward the 1,000-year-old Norwich Cathedral.
To the north of the city the University of East Anglia is a remarkable example of brutalist architecture, and the campus is also home to the Sainsbury centre, a permanent collection of modern and ethnographic art, gifted by the Sainsbury family.
Property types in Norwich are incredibly diverse, from city-centre Victorian properties, converted mills and barns, townhouses and luxury new-builds. Central to the city, Newmarket Road is noted for it's selection of grand houses, and the 'Golden Triangle' neighbourhood is a favourite with families. There are also an array of beautiful rural villages within a short drive, notably Stoke Holy Cross to the south, Surlingham to the east, or Bawburgh to the west, where larger rural properties and small estates are often brought to market.
When the bright lights call, trains to Liverpool Street take just 90 minutes, and the city's airport flies to a number of UK destinations, as well as direct to Amsterdam.
This is a city that reveals itself the longer you stay - a city to fall in love with - a city to be a part of.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Minus 7 heating system. Electric gates and CCTV.
COUNCIL TAX Band F.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING B. Ref:- 8125-7539-4109-7022-3992
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PROPERTY REFERENCE 39378
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