Happy House… a fitting name for such a warm, welcoming home.
We won’t mince our words here: This property in SOUTHCHURCH VILLAGE is absolutely stunning, and in our opinion bigger than similar properties in the area.
It’s a beautifully restored 3/4-bedroom Edwardian mid-terrace period home, boasting all the mod-cons a family needs whilst retaining its historic charm.
Built around 1912, there are about 20 of these houses in the road which were built before any of the others. This makes them much larger, wider and more impressive than those in adjacent roads.
The current owner has worked incredibly hard to make this place shine – literally. Freshly decorated throughout in an elegant yet contemporary style, all the carpets are either new or professionally deep-cleaned.
Spotless and ready to move in, this character pad is packed with charm and character for the discerning homebuyer, just minutes from the sea.
So we’ll start with the outside. Firstly, you can’t fail to notice the original cast iron front railings, stripped and re-polished in timeless black. Lovingly handmade when the house was built, they still shine over 100 years later. There’s potentially a handy parking space too, plus the rear of the house has been professionally repainted. The solid hardwood front door has again been stripped back and decorated in dolphin grey. The front porch roof has also been overhauled.
Then we step inside the spacious entrance hall – and wow! Prepare to be impressed as you’re greeted with exquisite wood style flooring to compliment freshly premium painted walls and doors. In front of you there’s the eye-catching Edwardian turned staircase beautifully preserved and renovated with its two hand-carved newel posts. There is also 2 large cupboards, one under the stairs providing ample storage plus a larger utility cupboard with plumbing, and power for both a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
Going through to the lounge, you’ll notice the high ceiling typically found in properties of this era. In fact, the entire place has grand high ceilings throughout making it feel light and airy.
Larger than your average family living room in a house of this size, this one is an impressive 16ft (just under 5 metres end to end). It also retains the very ornate hand-crafted plaster cornice and original wall panelling. You can see the current owner has spent a huge amount of time and effort on it, blending the features while adding some appropriate modern touches.
Moving on, you’ve then got a large kitchen/dining room complete with new retro-style flooring and a modern double oven with gleaming chrome shelves. There’s also plenty of space for a family-sized fridge freezer.
Again completely spotless and in great condition, the kitchen base units are grey with white complimentary wall cabinets above. You’ll also find plenty of room for a good-sized large family dining table with a nice outlook through the French doors in the summer. The perfect setting to serve up tasty favourites after a long day.
At the rear of the kitchen you’ve then got the modern double-glazed French doors leading out into the well-appointed garden. Here the current owner has again spent time lovingly stripping back and repainting the decking area an attractive slate grey. The garden has been thoroughly dug over and re-seeded too, with a shed and a storage box for all those green-fingered essentials.
The garden gets the sun too for a large part of the day, making it the ideal spot to kick back and relax with a barbecue. The area is also completely private and not overlooked.
Back inside on the ground floor you’ll also find a handy room that you can use as you please. We think it would make an ideal fourth bedroom, kids play room or office space. Again, it’s freshly decorated and large enough to fit a host of requirements. Also on this floor there’s a good sized downstairs toilet complete with wash basin.
Now we’re heading up the chic Edwardian staircase and onto the landing with the three upstairs bedrooms coming off it.
The first two bedrooms are an excellent double size, easily accommodating a wardrobe, chest of drawers and any other furniture you need. Again, you’ll be drawn to the classic high ceilings and fresh decoration.
The first bedroom – the Master – is extremely spacious too, with its impressive panelled Lincrusta period ceiling with complimentary side panelling. Like the rest of the house, the Master bedroom has been professionally restored which shows off the room’s refined French polished original floorboards.
The third, or smallest room is far from small with plenty of room for a bed along with your usual furniture such as a wardrobe and chest of drawers with still having ample floor space remaining.
Further along the landing you’ll discover the family bathroom, again fully redecorated and finished to a very high standard. Consisting of a toilet, wash basin and rainforest shower over the bath and luxury full height tiling, the walls have again been decorated with premium quality paint. Fresh and clean, it’s obvious that huge care has been taken to celebrate the property’s history whilst updating it for a 21st century family or couple. There’s also a sizeable airing cupboard in the bathroom, ideal for storing towels, clothes or bedding.
What about the location we hear you ask!
Well, it’s not just the property that’s outstanding but the location too. Just a few minutes from the golden sands of Southend, Westcliff-on-Sea and Thorpe Bay, you’ll soon be paddling in the sea or enjoying the thrills and spills of Adventure Island.
An 8-10 minute walk away is Southend East train station (also known locally as Southchurch village). It’s a c2c line station that takes you into London in less than an hour.
The CITY of Southend-on-sea is also around a 10-minute stroll away – easily in reach for a spot of shopping, eating or socialising!
In terms of schools there’s Bournemouth Park Academy and Cecil Jones Academy which are both local to the area.
The home, itself is in a perfect location. Within Very close Proximity ( approx 5 mins walk) To the amazing array of Shops on Southchurch Rd With virtually every type in Takeaway/Restaurant food on offer A Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Onestop Local, Hairdressers, High class Butchers, quality Gift shop, Exchange Bar / Kitchen , Local Ales Micro pub all on your doorstep.
This fantastic home is certainly one you won’t want to miss and we can’t wait to show you around. But be quick – it won’t be on the market for long!