“A fun mid-century home chock-full of original features”
This fantastic three-storey home, designed and built in 1955, lies in a substantial private plot in the northern quarter of the city of Southampton. Internal living space of over 1,485 sq ft extends three storeys, with interiors full of period features such as Crittall windows, bespoke cabinetry, exposed stone walls and the original internal doors and door furniture. The house remains largely in its original condition and will therefore require significant renovation and modernisation. A large south-facing terrace and balcony extend to the rear, looking directly onto the expansive private gardens and to the peaceful woodland beyond. Southampton’s centre and train station are a 15-minute drive away, with direct services to London taking an hour and 20 minutes.
The house is set back from the road by a large private driveway, with off-street parking for several vehicles as well as an integral garage. The ground floor entrance leads through to the central hall, with the kitchen to the immediate right, where lines of bespoke cabinetry line the walls, picture windows frame garden views, and a pantry is set to one side.
The adjacent living room is a beautifully bright space with bespoke joinery, original floorboards and an open fireplace set into the original stone hearth. There is access from here to the sunroom, study and the terrace. A WC is also positioned on this level.
Ascending the staircase, two bedrooms unfold across the upper storey, each with wonderfully characterful mid-century joinery and inbuilt wardrobes. The main bedroom leads to a second sunroom and onto the balcony. The bathroom is fitted with the original sanitaryware and bathtub.
A large basement offers great potential for further living space, a studio or a fitness room. A shower room with WC sits on one side, with the garage set on the opposite side of the basement level.
The terrace and balconies offer sunny positions for eating and drinking, connected directly to the house with peaceful views of the surrounding landscape. The sweeping tiered gardens, extending from two sides of the house, offer expansive outside space for growing, entertaining and relaxing. Lawns are bordered by dense layers of mature trees and shrubs, with great potential for further landscaping.
Ardnave Crescent lies in the northern suburb of Bassett in the city of Southampton. Surrounded by green open space, Southampton Common and the city golf course, set in woodland, are both easily reached on foot. The location is ideal for easy access to The New Forest National Park, around a 20-minute drive away.
A good selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets are all within walking distance, with a broader selection in the city centre, reachable in around 35 minutes via the local bus route or 15 minutes by car.
The cathedral city of Winchester lies around 11 miles to the north, around 20 minutes away via the M3. Winchester’s outstanding facilities include an Everyman cinema, plenty of shops, and restaurants, including the Chesil Rectory, The Ivy, Rick Stein and River Cottage Canteen.
A regular railway service is available from Southampton to London Waterloo, with a journey time of around one hour and 20 minutes. Southampton Airport is about a 15-minutes drive away.
Council Tax Band: E
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.