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See inside a period house for sale on Unthank Road in Norwich for more than £875,000

PUBLISHED: 17:23 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 02 March 2018

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

Being able to walk to work is a luxury - and in the current weather, a real benefit and you can do this very enjoyably from 39, Unthank Road, Norwich, for sale for offers in excess of £875,000 with Strutt & Parker. Property editor Caroline Culot took a stroll in the snow to see the house.

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

It’s the perfect week to feature a city property from where you can beat all the traffic in the snow by simply donning your wellies, busting some calories and walking in!

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.Unthank Road, Norwich; for sale. Pic: Strutt & Parker.

The house is a semi detached and forms part of one of the most exquisite row of very early Victorian houses built in the Georgian style with the fine Gault grey brick facades and with a formal front, sweeping drive and established trees, set back from the road.

So, even though you are in the city in the heart of the bustling Golden Triangle, it really is very quiet.

What is special is that little has changed looking at the exterior of these houses; you can imagine life hundreds of years ago when one would take the air on a Sunday and stroll through Chapelfield gardens.I walked from Archant on Rouen Road and really it is a lovely walk as you get to the roundabout with Unthank Road on one side and Earlham on the other and you pass many period buildings, some offices, others still homes.

I met the vendors who have lived in the house for 45 years – in my 11 years in property, I have only featured one other house in this row, proving they really are very much loved family homes where people don’t move away very often. And why would you because you have the beauty of a large period home in one of the best quarters of the city. Indeed, the vendors are sad to leave but making the difficult choice of downsizing yet can be proud that they leave the house in excellent order. We are only ever custodians, aren’t we?

The house is almost a text book example of a period home with a long hall with a steep cantilevered staircase rising to the first floor. In fact, the owners have put back much of the character of the home which was in very poor condition when they bought it. You have two reception rooms either side of the hall, typically a drawing room and a dining room but now can be used as a snug, study or even a playroom.

At the rear is a good sized modern kitchen and a garden room as well as a very good cellar which has been converted to a games room. You have five bedrooms, two en suites and a family bathroom and the character you’d expect with high ceilings, sash windows and good proportions. Outside you get a real surprise in how ample the rear garden is and it also boasts a garage, a real secret gem in this part of the city.The house was built in 1855 and is believed to have once housed eminent Norwich architect George Skipper, while he was working on the city’s Royal Arcade. http://royalarcadenorwich.co.uk/

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