An 18th century, four-bedroom house in need of updating is set to head to auction on Thursday, October 12.
The early Georgian detached home on Sprowston Road in Norwich will be offered freehold at a guide price of £375,000-£450,000 with Humberts estate agents. Pre-auction offers will also be considered.
Dating back to circa 1720 and constructed of brick under a slate tile roof, the property also includes more recent updates such as a single-storey late Victorian side extension and a mid-20th century extension to the rear.
Selling agents Humberts said: “This classic Georgian house has been in the same family for many years and offers an opportunity to modernise to a buyer’s own specification.”
On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads into a sitting room, study (which could also be used as a dining room), kitchen, scullery and bathroom. The reception rooms are well-proportioned with classic high ceilings with cornicing and there are further period features found throughout the house, including flagstone floors, an open fireplace with marble mantlepiece, sash windows and an original fire range.
A lower-ground-floor basement has been converted into a recording studio, which features a mixing room, studio and recording booth, although all of this is in need of modernisation.
The property’s four bedrooms are located on the first floor and are served by a WC.
Outside, the property has a north-western aspect and is set back from the road in a private walled garden.
Ample off-street parking is found to the north-east of the house off Hooper Lane and a two-storey garage block is situated to the rear. It includes an inspection pit and WC and a workshop to the first floor. Humberts note that this building could be converted into an office, studio or annexe, subject to any relevant planning permissions.
The front garden is laid to lawn with shrubs and a sweet chestnut tree, while the rear garden is a rectangular plot of a generous size.
For more information, including auction packs, please contact Humberts.
421 Sprowston Road, Norwich
Guide price: £375k-£450k
Humberts, 01603 661199