A handsome Edwardian detached family home located on this highly desirable road on a magnificent plot extending to approximately 0.45 of an acre. The property was originally built for Alfred Lewitt, a wealthy boot and shoe manufacturer and boasts quality materials and original features throughout including ornate fireplaces, servant's bells and a magnificent stained and leaded square bay window to the landing.
Long regarded as one of the County's most sought after locations, Knighton Rise is typified by individual architect designed Edwardian houses to imaginative designs with delightful architectural detail. The location offers excellent access to the inner and outer ring road system and the M1/M69 motorway intersection at Narborough, as well as Leicester city centre with its professional quarters and mainline railway station offering access to London St Pancras in just over an hour. Neighbourhood shopping amenities are available within Oadby village and at the fashionable Allandale Road/Francis Street Parades, along with highly regarded schooling in the state and private sectors, and sporting facilities provided locally by Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicester Race Course, tennis and squash clubs.
The property is entered via a pediment and pilaster porch with twin stained and leaded front doors into the lobby which has mosaic tiled flooring and a stained and leaded inner door. The reception hall houses the beautiful return staircase to the first floor with understairs cupboard beneath and has ornate ceiling coving, a cast iron horseshoe shaped fireplace with a high level oak surround, built-in storage cupboard, oak flooring, a bay window to side elevation and a further stained and leaded window to the front. A further porch provides access to the rear elevation via an external door. The sitting room enjoys an open fireplace with slate hearth and back and a mahogany surround, high skirting boards, a picture rail, ceiling coving and a stained and leaded sash bay window overlooking the rear garden. The dining room has high skirting boards, a picture rail, ceiling coving, a stained and leaded bay window to the side and two further windows to the rear elevation. A ground floor cloakroom provides a low flush WC, wash hand basin and a window to the front. The breakfast room has original built-in cupboards and drawers, and a window to the front elevation. A side lobby provides access to the garage via a part glazed door. The kitchen has a range of eye and base level units, double oven, five-ring halogen hob, double bowl stainless steel sink, integrated dishwasher and fridge, window to the front elevation and a utility room with a range of eye and base level units, stainless steel sink, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer and a window to the garage.
The magnificent return staircase leads to a first floor landing with a stunning, intricate stained and leaded square bay window to the front elevation and a walk-in linen closet with period fitted cupboards and drawers. There is also a box room with a window to the front. The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes, ceiling coving, picture rail, a stained and leaded bay window to the side elevation, further window to the rear elevation and an en-suite (incomplete) with a bath, chrome heated towel rail and a window to the rear. Bedroom two has a wash hand basin, ceiling coving, a stained and leaded bay window to the side elevation and a further window to the front. Bedroom three has a built-in wardrobe and a window to the rear elevation. Bedroom four has a built-in wardrobe, wash hand basin and a window to the front elevation. Bedroom five has window to the rear. The bathroom offers a three piece suite comprising wash hand basin, bath and shower cubicle, fully tiled walls and a window to the front elevation. The accommodation is completed by a separate WC with a low flush suite and a window to the side.
The property is approached via a return block paved driveway behind a low level wall, providing ample car standing space and providing access to a large tandem garage. To the side and rear of the property are large lawned gardens with a veranda having the original awning and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants. The plot extends to approximately 0.45 of an acre.
From the centre of Leicester, travel in a southerly direction via the A6, passing over the Victoria Park roundabout and turning left into Guilford Road. Take the second right into Barrington Road which eventually becomes Knighton Rise, where the property is located on the right hand side of the road, just opposite the entrance to Sycamore Close.
56 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DH
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