French doors open, fresh air and a view of boats on the river, just around the corner a castle and cathedral: it's pretty special living here!
There's a sense of delight every time we visit this easily missed road near the castle, it's like having a captivating secret you only want to share sparingly because it is so hard to imagine you can find somewhere like this to live, somewhere that seems so quiet, right on top of such a stunningly historic place like Rochester; castle, cathedral and Dickensian High Street just moments away! Your own select part of the conservation area.
After many happy years working in the USA our client found this home and embarked upon a project of improvement. The goal was to create a living space that had echoes of overseas life, had comfort, would be great for entertaining and allowed one to enjoy all the things that make Rochester so amazing throughout the year.
New boiler, plumbing, wiring we're told, remodelled first floor accommodation, replastering, new flooring! So much work has taken place in readiness for moving in and then life throws a curve ball, fortunately a happy one but now the home that was due to be a welcome back to the UK is instead available for you to enjoy; and enjoy life here you will!
The garaging provides space for a car or two and room for storage and/or a workshop area.
Throughout this home you'll find storage, just off the garage, in the main living area, under the stairs has been plumbed for a washing machine. Bedrooms have wardrobes and the attic room, delightful with its sloping ceilings and nook, also has storage.
The garden has a Mediterranean feel, terraced, designed for simplicity, lavender and herbs. Life revolves around so many things, particularly in Rochester, the garden shouldn't distract from enjoying all you can do, it's a place to relax between exciting adventures.
Danish design firm BoConcept (they have close to three hundred stores in over sixty countries) worked with the owner and created a furnishing concept and design. You may want to explore it to provide a stylish modern feel that complements this space perfectly. It has been imagined, measured and proposed, perhaps you will realise it here. (We'll put you in touch, they're lovely people.)
Look forward to the seasons rolling by, the views from the windows across the river changing as the light alters, as evening approaches and twinkling lights create a pattern around the area greeting the night stars as they make an appearance.
Go exploring from here in different directions, parkland, coffee shops, restaurants, alfresco dining, events at the castle, Christmas carols at the cathedral as well as happy hours spent admiring historic buildings, treading in the footsteps of generations passed.
Do we love this home? Of course we do, every bit as much as we love what will, in our eyes, always be; the City of Rochester!Get in touch if you like this home.