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5 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Cranborne Avenue SG5  Hitchin  Hertfordshire  SG5   - £1,200,000

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Recognised as one of the most individual and striking homes in this sought-after road, number 23 has undergone a complete transformation in the past three years since the demolition and ground up rebuild on the same site from its former modest 60’s replacement. The contrasting brick and render, along with the Luxul anthracite windows, gives it instant credence to its exterior; however, it is the attention to detail internally that really sets this home apart. With top brand names like Villeroy and Bosh and Kalderwei to the bathrooms alone, this is truly a home of stature and taste with much thought going into the multi-functional spaces, windows and ceilings. Even upon arrival you are greeted with a finger-tip key entry system, polished resin flooring with wet underfloor heating and an impressively light and open hallway accessed via a front door featuring LED lighting set into the glazing. With 7 years NHBC guarantee still available, high definition colour CCTV present for security and nearly 3000Sqft of accommodation covering three floors, this is a home of style and distinction and fulfils many indelible ticks on ones wish list

Past the entrance hall and a particularly glamorous downstairs cloakroom, the main staircase links the home to its upper floors to one side with a separate door leading to the front facing sitting room featuring Cat 5 cabling which continues throughout the property. Back in the hallway, a set of double doors lead into the main hub of the home, the kitchen. Configured to contain a multitude of useable spaces this colossal 45ft x 22ft room features the main cooking area, dining area, entertaining area and adjoining snug.

The dominating feature of the space however, has to be the wall to wall glass which overlooks the garden and is accessed by the full height panel glazing and bi-folding doors linking the house to the outside seating areas beyond. In addition, two semi vaulted Velux windows have been positioned in the kitchen around the island unit and breakfast bar flooding the space below with natural light. The kitchen includes four ovens with slide and hide drawers and NEFF induction hob, two wine fridges, Bosch dishwasher and separate fridge and freezer, instant hot water sink and a waste disposal cupboard. Multi-coloured LED lighting and recessed speakers are set into the suspended ceilings creating a unique ambience, oscillating between the defined areas and is operated via remote control. Still on the ground floor a utility room is positioned to the front of the kitchen along with a versatile family room and a functional office which enjoys patio doors to the front driveway.

Venturing up-stairs, four of the five bedrooms are located on the first floor and are linked by a central landing area which is fed by a broad window to the front. The bedrooms themselves are all impressive doubles, three of which face south onto the garden, benefit from fitted wardrobes and are served by both a shower room and a separate bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The top floor is dedicated to the impressive master suite which is accessed by an additional stair case and a welcoming seating area. Set amongst the eaves to the rear and dormer windows to the front the suite is predefined to the main bedroom, built in dressing area and a fabulous en-suite bath/shower room.

Sitting on a south facing 0.16 acre plot extending 100ft x 60ft, the front is landscaped in multi-level stone paving, rendered walls, larch cladding, perimeter hedging and external lighting to compliment the look. A two-car driveway provides off street parking along with steps and pedestrian access to the front door. It is the rear garden that deserves a special mention, as it backs onto dense woodland and is secluded from all sides. Featuring Fir, Birch and Ash trees; also within the plot, the garden is mainly laid to lawn and features a stunning decked composite patio which links the house via the bi-folding doors, creating a wealth of space to relax or entertain. Mood lighting is a noticeable feature of the garden and is placed within the steps, walls and decking adding to the party vibe after dark. Our vendors would also like to mention that a parcel of land is available to purchase beyond the garden shed with further details available upon request.

Often featured as one of the best places to live in the UK and regularly featured in �top10 towns� countdowns in glossy magazines, Hitchin is clearly favoured with commuters but it also offers a wide selection of excellent pubs, restaurants, bars and places to socialise. With a wide range of open parks and spaces its historic market (one of the largest in the region) sits in the shadow of St Mary�s Church, its most prominent and most impressive building. It boosts, to be an ideal place to shop with boutiques and independents mixed in with larger chained stores and supermarkets. With over five top primary and secondary/ private schools, Hitchin also provides a healthy place to educate the young and bring up a family. For leisure, Hitchin has an open aired swimming pool, its own Football and rugby team and a cricket club.

By road the A1(M) is 4 miles from the property linking London and Cambridge to the North. The nearest airport is London Luton which is 9 miles away with the M1 motorway at junction 10 is 11 miles both via the A505 and A1081. By rail, Hitchin is on the London Kings Cross east coast mainline and the fastest service to London Kings Cross takes just 28 minutes.

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