4 bed House, Terraced House For Sale

Lovelace Avenue, Southend-On-Sea

£385,000

Property Description

*GUIDE PRICE £385,000 - £395,000*

From Lovelace Avenue, pull onto a block-paved driveway framed by attractive shrubs, where you will find parking for two cars. Note the lantern-style outdoor lighting and the feature arched window with stained-glass accents crowing the front door.

Number 17, Lovelace Avenue is a beautiful and modern four-bedroom home. It boasts generous proportions and a fantastic open kitchen-diner and family room backing onto the low-maintenance and pretty rear garden. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, parks, and Southend’s world-famous coastline, with Southend High School for Girls and other great schools close by, this delightful terraced property is perfectly placed for busy family life. Situated within five minutes’ walk of Southend East train station, Number 17 also offers ultimate commuter convenience.

Welcome Home

From Lovelace Avenue, pull onto a block-paved driveway framed by attractive shrubs, where you will find parking for two cars. Note the lantern-style outdoor lighting and the feature arched window with stained-glass accents crowing the front door, then step through into the entrance porch, where a door opens into a bright and airy hallway. Dado and picture rails complement the coving to the high ceiling with pendant lighting, while a radiator provides a warm welcome. The large tiles underfoot draw your attention past the staircase through into the main living space.

Quality Time Together

Head through the door on the right to discover an excellently sized sitting room illuminated by a chandelier light fitting and a big bay window overlooking the front – a lovely spot to read while keeping an eye out for guests.

During the chilly winter months, why not gather with your loved ones around the cast iron fireplace while admiring the gorgeous tiled panels and ornate timber surround? The wide, laminate wood flooring is easy to keep clean and can easily be dressed by a plush rug. Thanks to the picture rail wrapping around the room, you can hang all your favourite family photographs and artwork for daily viewing.

Locate the fabulous kitchen-diner and family zone straight ahead from the hallway. As you step onto the fresh tiled floor, your focus is pulled up to the stylish panelled ceiling and over to the bi-folding doors in the casual lounge area that opens onto the terrace.

Neatly tucked to one side, the galley-style has a full complement of base and wall units –¬ divided by a colourful tiled splashback ¬¬– all within easy reach. The extensive roll-top work surfaces help with prepping for those big family meals. It also comes with a stainless-steel inset sink, space for range cooker with extractor hood above, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.

A door from here leads into a utility illuminated by a Velux window and incorporating additional units with worktops, integrated storage, and tiled flooring. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge-freezer. Tucked behind, you’ll find a useful, partly tiled downstairs cloakroom with basin vanity unit and Victorian-style loo, and a heated towel rail.

Returning to the dining area, you will see that there is plenty of room for a large dining table, plus integrated cupboards and a feature fireplace with a timber surround. The vaulted ceiling to the relaxed family lounge hosts two Velux windows, while the bi-folding doors can be drawn back in the summer for those lazy afternoon lunches and neighbourly BBQs.

Two Floors of Accommodation

From the hallway, ascend the stairs to reach a carpeted first-floor landing with integrated storage and a door to another staircase providing access to the second-floor master suite.

Bedroom two – a large, front-facing double ¬– features a tiled fireplace and hearth with timber surround, laminate flooring underfoot and coving to the ceiling above. The highlight, however, comes in the form of a private balcony with timber flooring and balustrade. Why not sit out here to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the world go by?

Bedroom three sits to the rear of the property and comes with a laminate floor, tiled feature fireplace, and picture rail. The smallest of the four bedrooms has laminate flooring and a view over the balcony. It could make a pleasant nursery, playroom, or study.

The bright family bathroom combines modern style with touches of character in the form of a Victorian-style loo with high-level cistern and Victorian-style taps and shower attachment mounted above the screened panelled bath. Contemporary features include the elegant basin vanity unit and mirrored cabinet above, tall heated towel rail, black-and-white tiling underfoot and white brick-effect wall tiling.

Head back to the first-floor lobby, which ascends to a master bedroom lit by Velux windows and spotlights. Find useful storage in the eaves and a large footprint lined with laminate flooring. The generous en suite contains a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal basin, loo, extractor fan and a rear Velux window. Alternatively, this lovely private suite could be used for guests or as a peaceful home office, with the second bedroom and balcony used as the master.
Step Outside

Number 17’s enclosed west-facing garden is divided between a lawn and the sizable paved terrace – a charming entertaining area ready for al fresco dining and bordered by shrubs and flowers. Why not create a little herb garden here? The slab paving establishes a pathway to the rear, where you will find the shed.

On Your Doorstep

Lovelace Avenue is only a short journey to Southend’s bustling high street, seafront amusements and restaurants, and the esplanades and parades that run along a sting of well-served beaches. Day-to-day amenities are only a stone’s throw away, from a Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco Express and takeaways to places of worship, a surgery and library, plus clubs and play areas, including Southchurch Park.

The A13 provides a quick route onto the A127, allowing a straightforward commute or day trips into London or towards Chelmsford. Trains to Fenchurch Street run from Southend East – only a short stroll from your front door – in under an hour.

There is a range of independent options and state schools within the area with ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, including Southend High School for Girls, which is just over half a mile away.

Entrance Hall - Staircase to first floor, understairs storage cupboard, radiator, tiled flooring, dado & picture rails, coved ceiling, doors off to...

Lounge - 17'1 x 12'1 (5.21m x 3.68m) - Double glazed bay window to front, radiator, feature cast iron fireplace with timber surround, laminate wood flooring, picture rail, coved ceiling...

Open Plan Kitchen/ Family Room - 25'2 x 17'6 max overall (7.67m x 5.33m max overall) - Beautiful open plan space with double glazed bi-fold doors to garden, skylight windows to rear, radiators, tiled flooring, built in alcove dresser units, open plan to...

Kitchen Area - Range of fitted base units with toning roll edged working surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink unit, gas range cooker with extractor hood over, space and plumbing for dishwasher, matching range of wall mounted units, tiled splashbacks and flooring, door to...

Utility Room - 8'4 x 5'10 (2.54m x 1.78m) - Space and plumbing for washing machine with working surface over, wall mounted cupboards, tiled flooring, built in storage cupboard, door to...

W.C. -

First Floor Landing - Double glazed window to rear, staircase to second floor, doors off to...

Bedroom 1 - 17'1 x 11'11 (5.21m x 3.63m) - Double glazed window to front, radiator, feature tiled fireplace with matching hearth and timber surround, laminate wood flooring, picture rail, door to...

Balcony - Balcony with timber flooring and balustrade...

Bedroom 2 - 13'4 x 8'4 (4.06m x 2.54m) - Double glazed window to rear, radiator, tiled fireplace, picture rail...

Bedroom 3 - 10'2 x 6'9 (3.10m x 2.06m) - Double glazed window to front, radiator, laminate wood flooring, picture rail...

Bathroom - 10'1 x 4'4 (3.07m x 1.32m) - White suite comprising panelled bath with central mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin, Victorian style W.C. with high level cistern, heated towel rail, fully tiled walls, obscure double glazed window to rear...

Second Floor Bedroom - 17'6 x 15'7 max overall (5.33m x 4.75m max overall) - Two double glazed skylight windows to front, radiator, laminate wood flooring, access to eaves storage cupboards, door to...

En Suite - 7'1 x 6 (2.16m x 0.15m) - Suite comprising glazed shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., tiled splashbacks, skylight window to rear...

Externally -

Front Garden - Block paved offering off street parking...

Rear Garden - Approx. 45' west facing rear garden comprising paved patio area, remainder mostly laid to lawn with established flower/ shrub borders.

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