5 Bedroom House - Detached in Hitchin£1,065,000

About this property

'Totally unique' best describes this stunning upside down home, Built circa 1955 this house was designed by and built for the architect Mr Oliver Carey. His original plan was to develop a property that fitted the sloping plot with contemporary style and modern construction. Located on the South side of Hitchin within an attractive cul de sac location. This property's design even today offers a modernistic feel with its focus of living to the rear enjoying a stunning plot of around 1/3 acre. The current owners have made subtle changes to further enhance this home, with the addition of a large first floor roof terrace. The accommodation is highly versatile and enjoys fantastic light levels from the amount of glass across the back width of the house. Outside lots of parking is available leading to a detached double garage and fabulous plot.


Storm porch with oak posts. Oak entrance door with full height fixed glazed window opening to:-

Reception Hall - 11ft 0in x 9ft 0in
Plus large cloaks storage cupboard. Vaulted ceiling with high level windows to the front. Oak flooring. Open tread staircase with laminate glass ballustrade leading up to the First Floor. Staircase to the Lower Ground Floor.

Dining Area - 18ft 10in x 11ft 8in
Vaulted ceiling. Oak flooring. Vertical radiator. Large glazed window and double doors overlooking the Southerly aspect gardens and access to the First Floor sun terrace. Open plan to the Sitting Room and Kitchen. Door to Utility Room and Cloakroom.

Kitchen - 16ft 0in x 10ft 3in
Fitted with a range of modern dark oak effect floorstanding and wall mounted storage units with worksurfaces and breakfast bar. Integrated drinks fridge (not tested). Gas hob (not tested). Integrated eye level coffee machine (not tested). Integrated microwave (not tested). Integrated twin ovens (not tested). Integrated dishwasher (not tested). Carousel cupboards. 1 bowl sink unit. Tiled floor. High level window to front. Velux window. French doors to First Floor sun terrace.

Utility Room - 10ft 0 in x ft in
Fitted with a range of storage cupboards with worksurfaces over. Stainless steel sink unit. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor. Airing cupboard. High level window to front. Door to:-

Fitted with a suite comprising low level W.C and washbasin. Tiled floor.

Sitting Room - 22ft 6in x 18ft 10in
Triple aspect room with high level window to front, windows and side and rear overlooking the gardens. Vaulted ceiling. Woodburner. Radiator.

Half Landing
Corridor leading to the Shower Room and Bathroom. Steps down to the Inner Hall.

Shower Room
Fitted with a suite comprising glazed and tiled shower cubicle and washbasin. Tiled floor. Heated towel radiator.

Bathroom - 9ft 6in x 6ft 4in
Fitted with a white suite comprising cast iron bath with shower over, low level W.C and vanity washbasin. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Towel radiator. Storage cupboard. High level window to side.

Inner Hall
Radiator. Open plan to the Study. Doors to all Bedrooms.

Study - 11ft 10in x 9ft 0in
Two shelved cupboards. Oak flooring. Radiator. Patio door to the Sun Terrace.

Master Bedroom - 16ft 4in x 10ft 4in
Plus entrance recess and fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Oak flooring. Sliding patio door opening to the Sun Terrace and gardens. Door to En-Suite.

En-Suite - 61ft 0in x 61ft 0in
Plus entrance recess. Fitted with a suite comprising large glazed and tiled shower cubicle, low level W.C and vanity washbasin. Oak flooring. Towel radiator. High level window to the side.

Bedroom Two - 19ft 7in x 9ft 7in
Including fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Oak flooring. Sliding patio door to the Sun Terrace.

Bedroom Three - 17ft 6in x 9ft 3in
Fitted wardrobes. Vertical radiator. Sliding patio door to the gravelled side garden. Built-in low level cupboards.

Bedroom Four - 12ft 10in x 9ft 6in
Plus entrance recess with fitted wardrobe. Further fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Door and high level window to the rear Sun Terrace.

Bedroom Five - 9ft 0in x 8ft 2in
Including built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Door and high level windows to the rear Sun Terrace.

Front Garden
Open plan front garden combining neat lawn with paved footpath and gravelled area. Numerous shrubs.

Rear Garden
The rear garden slopes gently away from the house and opens out into a dell style area screened by trees to the boundaries. The garden offer enormous potential for keen gardeners and active children alike.

Garaging and Parking
Blockpaved driveway to the side of the house providing off-street parking. Five bar gate opening to a further driveway and parking area plus access to a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE with up and over vehicular entry door and loft storage.

Please note that the floor plans are not to scale and are intended for illustrative purposes only. Any dimensions given are approximate. Therefore the accuracy of the floor plans cannot be guaranteed.

We are advised that the Council Tax Band for this property is Band ..... This information was obtained from the Valuation Office Agency - Council Tax Valuation List displayed on the Internet.

Current D; Potential C.

Approx 210sqm. Please note that this measurement has been taken from the EPC, and may not include any unheated areas (e.g. Conservatory, integral garage etc).

All mains services are understood to be installed and connected. Please note that we have not tested any services installations or appliances.

Our instructions are that the vendors will not consider any subject to planning or option agreement bids. The aim is for a straightforward sale of the property in its entirety. An overage clause will be linked to the sale for the benefit of the vendors. In the event that any new dwelling is constructed in addition to the existing on the site over the next 25 years, there will be an overage payment due equivalent to 25% of the increase in value of the land.

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Property Overview

  • Stunning contemporary upside down home
  • Approx. 1/3 acre plot
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Double garage and driveway
  • Cul-de-Sac location
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