This spacious Edwardian terraced house, so close to the Dreaming Spires of Oxford, is a visual feast. The design-led interiors and manicured gardens will inspire even the most sophisticated property-lovers.
Essex Street, Oxford, 4 Bed. House
On an idyllic street, with easy access to the historic epicentre of Oxford, this family-sized home is exquisite. The owners have honoured the Edwardian heritage in every detail –– the french double doors, coving, cast iron radiators, and a mix of beautifully-worn wooden floorboards. Even their paintwork and new bathroom tiling compliment the period fireplaces, ranging from peacock blue to emerald green, and everything in between.
Meanwhile, the loft conversion hasn't scrimped on the contemporary touches –– oversized picture windows and a feature wall of exposed brick. These elements, and the extra space it affords, have been deftly introduced, working in harmony with the overall feel of the house.
This home is situated within the vibrant community that centres around the eclectic offerings of Cowley Road, which makes it an excellent spot for families looking to put down roots in Oxford.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D and Environmental Impact Rating: D
The house falls into Council Tax Band (£2060.22 in 2020/21)
The owners have done stacks of work in their time, with cosmetic updating throughout, plus the new loft conversion that was completed in 2016. All approved and signed off by Oxford Council.
The glorious back garden is vast, stretching 90 feet from the back door to the end fence.
For those who want even more space, there is already a large, garden shed with workbench.
There is scope to grow the home further with a side return extension –– there is precedent on the street.
THE OWNERS SAY
This was the first house we owned, and it has been perfect for our kids to grow up in. And in the Summer street parties are a testament to the wider community spirit. We love it here!
We knew little about the Cowley Road area at first, but over the years, we have come to think of it as the most interesting in Oxford. Not only the easy access to excellent pubs, restaurants and shops, but the proximity of the parks and river; this area really has it all.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.