A unique, architect-designed, Victorian residence with detached studio and west-facing garden. The property enjoys a quiet, yet central position in one of the city’s most desirable locations.
No.59 Ainsworth Street represents a rare opportunity to acquire a distinctive home in a near central position, offering a blend of both period and contemporary features. In 2007 the property was extended and designed by the award-winning Architect, Bobby Open. The result is a thoughtful open-plan live space, emphasising natural light and finished to a meticulous standard throughout.
The ground floor accommodation is underfloor heated and finished with natural slate flooring. There is a living room with a multi-fuel burning stove and plenty of built-in shelving and storage which continues through to the adjoining dining area. Of particular note is the property’s impressive kitchen which is wonderfully bright, benefitting from 2 skylights and a set of bi-folding doors to the rear garden. Integrated appliances include a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom w.c. which has a shower and can operate as a wet room.
Upstairs the master bedroom is particularly spacious and has plenty of built-in cupboards, plus a walk-in-wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has bi-folding doors leading onto a private roof terrace which enjoys the afternoon sun and has established plant borders. The wet room has been finished with a modern white suite and is complemented by attractive tiling, inset spotlights and a heated towel. There is a fully boarded loft with a pull-down ladder and lighting.
Outside the west-facing garden is split into 2 sections, the first has a patio area leading on from the kitchen, very well suited to alfresco dining. The second section of the garden has been stocked with a variety of beds, shrubs and trees. The studio is located at the foot of the garden, is double glazed and fully insulated. The studio is also mains connected and can therefore link to power hub WIFI if necessary.
Agents Note: We understand the owners have had plans drawn up for a larger studio to be built. Further details available upon request.
Ainsworth Street is a particularly desirable neighbourhood in the highly regarded Petersfield wards. It is conveniently situated between Sleaford Street and Hooper Street, around a mile east of the City Centre with its combination of ancient and modern buildings, winding lanes, excellent choice of schools and wide range of shopping facilities.
The property is a 14 minute walk from Cambridge Railway Station with direct links to London. Mill Road, The Grafton, Beehive Shopping Centres and Cambridge Retail Park are also a short walk away. The city centre is reached by foot in just 20 minutes.
Schooling is excellent and the area falls within the catchment of St Matthews Primary School, secondary provision is at Parkside Community College both of which are Ofsted rated as outstanding.