The Larches, constructed circa 1905, is situated to the head of Larches Road, with a magnificent and privileged view over Flass Vale Dene toward Durham Cathedral.
The property has recently undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment to create what must be one of Durham’s finest detached family homes.
Considerable time and effort has been taken to ensure this house is of the highest standards of presentation. Original Edwardian period elegance has been combined with a sophisticated contemporary style, and incorporation of the latest technology available has created an intelligent and SMART home of the twenty first century.
Audio through ceiling speakers in 14 rooms, and lighting throughout, can be fully programmed for personal requirements and simple operation. There is a SMART central vacuum cleaning system with sockets throughout the property.
Windows throughout the house have been wired for the fitting of electrically operated blinds or curtains. A Regavent system continuously exchanges and circulates all air in the house with fresh, clean, filtered air without any heat loss.
Hard wired broadband points and wireless internet are also available throughout, and cinema surround sound is available within the drawing room and wiring is installed for a home cinema within the studio. MP3/Ipod can be played through the ceiling speakers.
The house has a comprehensive alarm system, CCTV surveillance viewable through all TV points and a fitted panic alarm.
The interior design of the property is also highly commendable and impressive, with beautiful colours being used throughout the fabulous well proportioned rooms. Molianos limestone from Portugal is a feature throughout the hallways, bathrooms and the kitchen, all with under-floor heating, Other reception and bedrooms have either original stripped wood flooring or contemporary stripped wood flooring to match.
The house can be well utilised for entertainment space and has the option at first floor level to have seven bedrooms or office studio or apartment space, integrated or self contained as required, with a separate access adjacent to the garage. All of the grounds have been professionally landscaped with beautiful lawned areas and open stone terraces. Electrically operated gates lead to the tegular blocked drive and spacious garage.
The Larches is a truly impressive home situated in the highly desirable area of Durham city, which links to London via the East Line railway within 2 hours and 40 minutes with a 12 minute walk from the station to the house.