Nestled in between Sefton Park and Princes Park lies the quiet cul-de-sac of Windermere Terrace.
With Grade II listed lamp posts and direct access to one of the oldest parks in Liverpool, this affluent road sits on the borders of Sefton Park, Toxteth and Aigburth. The latter having just been named as one of the best places to live within the North West by The Sunday Times.
This fantastic 19th century building has been converted to house 43 modern homes that can be reserved from as little as £500.
STEEPED IN HISTORY
In the 19th century, Liverpool’s trade and population was expanding rapidly. Growth in the cotton trade was accompanied by the development of strong trading links with India and the Far East. What was then the town of Liverpool, became a leading port of the British Empire and was then granted city status in 1880.
This particular development on Windermere Terrace comprises of three buildings; Culmore, Silvermere and Edenhurst. Both Culmore and Silvermere date back to 1840 and were built by wealthy sea merchants looking to make roots in the area, with Edenhurst being a much later addition, built by Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in the 21st Century.
In 1906 Culmore was purchased by Bellerive and in 1908 an impressive underground passage was built, linking it to another part of the school. This passage was a result of the litigious neighbours not wanting to see religious sisters crossing Windermere Terrace. In 1922 Bellerive then purchased the Silvermere building, repurposing it for the senior students.
ORIGINAL FEATURES PRESERVED
During World War II, incendiary bombs set fire to the roofs of some of the buildings but fortunately damage was limited, and many of the traditional features have been retained and will be around for the enjoyment of future residents.
Blewbury Homes and the Merseyside based firm Lockwoods have worked tirelessly to bring these buildings back to life as residential homes after almost 180 years.
As a result of careful renovation work, many of the original aspects have been restored within the two period houses. Features such as oil paintings, detailed panelling, cast iron spindles and sweeping bannisters are still around today, giving glimpses into the wealthy history of this proud city.
A MODERN TOUCH
To juxtapose these characterful elements, Blewbury Homes has added in Bluetooth speakers, modern high gloss kitchens, rainforest showers and USB sockets. The style and elegance reminiscent of the mid-19th Century has not been compromised with this project, and lifestyle remains a focal point of the renovation.
The three buildings are now home to 43 apartments in total, all of which are one or two bedrooms. While 10 of these properties are remarkable duplex apartments, each property offers some unique characteristic.
Some of these unique selling points are ornate marble fireplaces, high ceilings, cornicing and views over the fishing lake in Princes Park. All 43 homes offer allocated off-street parking within a secure gated development as well as amble bike racks.
HELP TO BUY SCHEME FOR A PERIOD HOME
Windermere Terrace itself is an enviable location, being approximately one mile from Liverpool City Centre with its vast array of bars, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities as well as the extremely popular water front. Furthermore, the M62 is approximately 3.5 miles from Windermere Terrace which opens up further travel throughout the UK.
This is a rare opportunity for buyers to use the Help to Buy scheme on a period home. Only when a historical property has not been in residence for more than 100 years can this be done. So Blewbury Homes is urging buyers to come forth and make the most of this opportunity to buy a home with character and history at its heart.
A large number of apartments that qualify for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme can be reserved for just £500. For more information please get in touch today.
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