Property details
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oswald road, st albans

£875,000

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 3 receptions


Description

Here's a 1904 Semi with loft conversion, less than 100 m from the Thameslink train station, complete with original detail and a short walk from the town's best amenities.
There's a lot to love about this house, and the images say a lot of it - beautiful garden with terrace and cottage, original fireplaces and stairs, lovely, big, bright rooms with bay windows, thoughtful decorative touches, wooden floors.
What you can see on a map is just how close it is not only to the station, making a London commute almost seamless - it's 17 minutes on the fast train to St Pancras - , but you are also close to such local classics as the art deco Odyssey Cinema; the Alban Way, a repurposed railway now heaven for cyclists and runners, not to mention Clarence Park just around the corner, with its own cricket ground. Also Charlie's coffee van, right outside your door, well established and offering artisan roast coffee; and local favourites such as the Horn and The Robin Hood, not only renowned for their live music, but conveniently nearby, on the way home from the town centre.
And after days and nights of rich and varied experience, you can come home, sit about and digest it all in this amazing sanctuary that really is a hidden gem.

Features

Ground Floor

Hall
The downstairs hall is absolutely beautiful - and its original 1904 bannister hints at the modernist turn in design which was to follow not long after.
Reception
The drawing room has its original fireplace, and brings to life the idea that home is where the hearth is.
Dining Room
The dining room is a little bit of magic - opening into the fine, bright conservatory it offers a kind of summer all the year round.
Kitchen
People who are attentive to detail will see in this kitchen none of the clichés of contemporary interiors, but a very well thought out and comfortable arrangement that beautifully respects the guiding design of the house.

First Floor

Bedroom 1
This is a really beautiful room - catches the morning sun through a fine bay window, has its own fireplace and plenty of space.
Bedroom 2
Looks out over the garden, catches the evening sun.
Bedroom 3
Looks out over the garden, catches the evening sun.
Bathroom
Nice and roomy, tiled finish, heated towel rail.

Second Floor

Bedroom 4
The last of the bedrooms stands aloof above the house, and with an impressive view across to the Cathedral.

Garden

Conservatory
The conservatory integrates very nicely with the house and is like a garden room. It faces West and is a perfect afternoon suntrap for the cooler seasons.
Patio
Half of the garden is eminently practical for padding about on summer days and offering stones for the midday sun to split. With mature greenery all around, this patio is a little bit of paradise.
Lawn
The lawn is recently replanted, and the stepping stones to the cottage lie under an imperious apple tree.
Cottage
For all those people thinking of a shed, or a studio, or a play house, or really just a place to think, or to work from home - this is the ultimate. It was built in the last century by an Italian owner who realised he didn't need a rear access, as he had a convenient side access - which exists to this day. Also existing today - original panes and tiled roof of this wonderfully romantic little cottage.

Basement

Cellar
Plenty of room for that wine collection.

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