4-bed Georgian townhouse for sale in The Crescent, Norwich

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11:42 September 13, 2022



A four-bedroom house has gone up for sale on one of Norwich’s most sought-after private streets, where mayors, writers and even a relative of chocolate makers Caley are believed to have lived.

Number 2, The Crescent, is on sale with William H Brown Select for £950,000. It dates back to around 1820 and is one of a number of Grade II listed Georgian terraces built, and possibly designed, by the city architect John Bunn.

Despite its name, The Crescent is not actually crescent-shaped, as noted by architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner in his Buildings of England series. The eighteen buildings that make up the area, he wrote, are all two-story, with three bays and unfluted door frames. Each of the houses was also built with slightly different interiors.




Number 2, The Crescent, is for sale for £950,000
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Georgian reception room in 4-bedroom Grade II listed terraced house for sale in The Crescent, Norwich, for £950k

One of the three reception rooms.
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Even today, the properties are sought after and include access to community gardens, which are quite rare in the city.

An agreement stated that the buildings were to be constructed from bricks made on the site and it is believed that the central gardens were created from the old brick pits.

Inside, Number 2 offers well-designed accommodation, combining Georgian-era features such as high ceilings and grand proportions with more contemporary additions. The ground floor offers a reception hall, cloakroom and three good sized reception rooms, one of which is currently used as a study.


Modern, well-appointed kitchen in 4-bedroom Grade II listed terraced house for sale in The Crescent, Norwich, for £950k

The kitchen is well equipped and modern.
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Glass-enclosed garden room with views of the courtyard garden at Number 2, The Crescent, Norwich, which is for sale for £950k

The unique Garden Room is a more modern addition and incorporates huge glass walls that look out onto the courtyard-style garden.
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The kitchen is modern and well-appointed and includes built-in shelving as well as a built-in fridge/freezer and room for a stove-style cooker.

The rear of the property is undoubtedly the most contemporary part of the house and features a modern garden room, designed by architect David Cummings, which doubles as a dining room and opens onto the kitchen.


Garden dining room of a 4-bedroom terraced house for sale in The Crescent, Norwich, for £950,000

The garden room doubles as a dining space.
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Double bedroom with huge sash window in 4-bedroom townhouse for sale on The Crescent in Norwich for £950k

The rooms are well proportioned with large windows.
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It’s an unusual feature of the house, particularly a house from this era, but it’s beautifully filled with light thanks to the glass walls that run the length of the space. As a result, it offers beautiful views of the garden and access is via a set of sliding doors.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a good size family bathroom.

In addition to the main residence, the property also offers a one-bedroom carport, which has been converted and could be loaned out, subject to the necessary planning permissions. It has a living room downstairs and a bathroom with a shower and a bedroom upstairs.


Converted one-bedroom carriage house in the lower garden of Number 2, The Crescent, Norwich, which is for sale for £950k

At the bottom of the garden is a converted one bedroom carport, which could offer rental potential.
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Modern glazed extension to the rear of Number 2, The Crescent, which is for sale in Norwich for £950k

The extension is modern and contemporary, but still works well with the rest of the property.
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Outside, the front garden is covered in grass and has a central pathway leading to the front door, which feels like a proper walkway for such a grand home. The rear garden is mainly paved but has large shrubs and flower borders and the property also has access to a double garage which is fitted with a swing gate.

Permit parking is provided at The Crescent as well as access to the community gardens which are surprisingly quiet and secluded despite being so centrally located and so close to Chapelfield.


The rear of Number 2, The Crescent, Norwich features a modern extension to create a new garden room

The rear of the property, with its modern extension designed by an architect
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For more information, contact William H Brown Select.

PROPERTY FACTS
The Crescent, Norwich
Guide price: £950,000
William H Brown Select, 01603 221797
www.williamhbrown-select.co.uk

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