Mountwood Road, Prenton, CH42
5 Bed House - Detached For Sale
Reception Rooms: 1 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 2
Remodelled, refurbished; in fact, reinvented, massively so - (as well as with planning consent to extend) the result of which is a striking home design; a design with perhaps a Scandinavian twist; for 'Pulrose' stands unquestionably apart from the more traditional homes scattered along Mountwood in their substantial gardens. With no less a dramatic or impressive a garden plot, stretching way into the distance, in a southerly direction, this somewhat of a stand alone and chic property type may well have got the nod from Kevin McCloud from off Grand Designs....
- Huge Garden Plot
- Conservation Area
- Dramatic Entrance
- Double Lantern
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- Just Refurbished
That's not to say that this extraordinary home is timber framed, as per our Scandinavian friends, because it's not. However there is an extravagant use of solid wood and that's to be found in the monolithic sized oak framed foyer entrance (insulated oak entrance door naturally) encasing huge glass lites which introduce volumes of light with open aspect and tree abundant views.
Limestone (flags to this spectacular entrance hall); solid oak to the framed surround and staircase together with uplighting and volumes of glass, certainly makes for an impressionable entrance. And the solid wood theme continues. Most impressive and yet least conspicuous is the double glazing system. Accoya wood comes with 'outstanding durability', happens to look good and doesn't come cheap, that's for sure. Other than for the double sets of 'bi-folds', all windows come in this handsome, contemporary finish.
Take a step down then into one of the most surprising and innovative open plan spaces to be found (other than in Scandinavia perhaps). A hand built kitchen by Fine Design together with miles of Silk Stone Quartz work tops and island; double pairs of bi folding doors to the substantial garden plot; a double roof lantern or, if you prefer Orangerie and a cosy wood burner to the far end make up this palatial, convivial, and best of all both private and at the same time open-to-the-outdoors space of, well, spaces. Quite an achievement, not doubt as Kevin would concur.
Moving then upstairs but first take note please there are cloakroom facilities at ground floor, a shower room at first floor and a bathroom at second. Moreover there are very obvious opportunities to add more 'wet' facilities as you fancy. Take the dressing room adjacent to the master bedroom suite, for example, plumbed. Turn this into en suite facilities as well as a dressing area perhaps, for we suggest the space is large enough for both. Alternatively take up the planning consent to extend this suite into something much grander again. (Plans available for your perusal).
You'll also note the description on the floor plan of the first floor utility room; large enough you'll say to make bedroom No.6; and you'd not be mistaken - or make a rather extravagant en suite or consider combining the bedroom adjacent and forming a smaller bedroom whilst introducing a 'Jack and Jill' suite for both. Again, space enough.
The opportunities go further, as does Pulrose and so up to the second floor. Here you'll find two more double sized bedrooms; so that's five in all, excluding the utility space and wash room at first floor. Here the views down and onto this huge garden are at their best. Whilst a bathroom services these two bedrooms, one does have more than adequate scope for additional en suite facilities - just in case you find your teenagers staying longer than you thought and you decide to offer them their own bathrooms.
Returning then for a moment to glass and wood, there is a rather attractive oak wood effect floor mainly in herringbone finish throughout the property. Oak stairs extend to the second floor too; as does the glass. The views? Well the views both front and to the rear are 'mature' in nature, as we say; those to the rear, best of all and that's why of course most rooms face that way.
Less we forget, there are further and future 'grand designs' too. You'll see the obvious extending potential once you're in the back garden: especially to the left hand side of the house, looking up from the bottom of the garden. Space that could be developed without effecting the enjoyment or flow of the main 'park' theme - for it's as good as that; long and deep. Great space to lose the kids over summer holidays.
And whether you appreciate the new look Pulrose or not, hats off and full respect for having the Conservation bods accepting the dramatic changes from the former Pulrose.....
Whether kiddies are at Wirral Grammer, Birkenhead School, BHSA, St Anselm's or 6Th Form College, they're all pretty equidistant. Then again, free of said kids and a trip into the city wont take much more than an extr 5 mins over the ten min school trip: or working from home: enjoy the seclusion, the wildlife and the peace. For Sat Nav: CH42 8NQ