Lauderdale offers a wonderful opportunity to create one of the finest Edwardian homes in the area, with planning permission to extend the property back to its former glory and more.
Built in circa 1905 on a plot of approx 0.4 acres, the property is an imposing family home situated on the edge of the desirable market town of Berkhamsted with uninterrupted views over Berkhamsted Common and towards the National Trust's Ashridge forest. The property was originally built across four floors (including the basement) however in the 1960's a substantial fire destroyed the internal walls and floors. The property was effectively re-built from the inside however the original second floor was not added as the then owners did not require the additional space. Harking back to the Edwardian era and of particular note is the craftsmanship on the brickwork to the front of Lauderdale, the arched entrance and very generous room proportions and ceiling height on the ground and first floors. Using renowned architects James Gorst in conjunction with TW2, the current owners have obtained a fantastic scheme to substantially extend, re-configure and renovate the property with a stunning master suite on the top floor.
Lauderdale is situated in a delightful and quiet location on the outskirts of Berkhamsted. One can walk from the property through open fields and down into town to the High Street and mainline railway station. The plot itself is mature, offering an excellent level of privacy and measures approx 0.4 acres, with a large area of lawn. There is gated access to a large shingle driveway offering ample parking. Currently there are a number of outbuildings including double garage. Under the new plans, the outbuildings and garage are removed which allows for the new ground floor extension and will significantly increase the size of the lawned area. Included within the 7,500 sq ft is a detached triple garage block and gym.
From Berkhamsted High Street head eastwards and turn left onto Ravens Lane, follow this road to the junction and head straight over. Follow the road over the canal and railway bridge up Gravel Path to the crossroads at the top. Turn right and then take the 3rd turning on the left as if you are going to the Golf Club and Lauderdale is the first house on the left hand side after the club house.
There is an extensive choice of highly reputable private and state maintained schools within the town and surrounding area including; Berkhamsted School, Ashlyns, Victoria primary and several others.
Extensive shopping facilities within the town from independent local shops and boutiques to a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose and an M&S Food Hall. There is a superb choice of places to dine out with many restaurants, bistros and pubs within the town. Berkhamsted also has Wednesday and Saturday markets adding to the charm of this vibrant town. Superb sports and recreational facilities include the sports centre, tennis and crickets clubs whilst renowned Ashridge and Berkhamsted golf clubs are nearby. National Trust Ashridge Estate offers approx 5,000 acres of protected woodland to enjoy either on foot, bike or horse.
Mainline train station in the heart of the town providing access to London Euston in approx 34 mins. Excellent road links from the A41 from A41, M25 and M1.
Current EPC Rating F