Family Semi Is A Gardener's Delight And Comes Chain Free By Brad Kepler
Family semi is a gardeners delight and comes ch By: Brad KeplerA NN and Ewan Munro have not sat idle during the eight years in their home at this surprisingsemi. The couple has put in a new high efficiency gas combi boiler, rewired throughout, put in anew fitted kitchen with proper slate tiling laid there and in the hall, hung new doors, installeddouble glazing, put in a new bathroom with a Jacuzzi spa bath, created a loft room, planted amagnificent garden and created a driveway for several cars.The result is that the property at 108, Harrison Road, Norton, is a genuinely surprising and veryappealing family home ready to be moved into tomorrow.
My first impression of the house is that it is very light. Ewan knocked down a stud wallerected by the previous owner so the lounge and diner are now one room stretching morethan 26 feet.With sliding patio doors at the back overlooking the garden and glass panelled doors fromthe hall and the kitchen and a generous bay window at the front as well, the room isflooded with light.It is also the perfect place for Ann to sit and watch her garden and its visitors. She says: "Itis full of life and colour. Squirrels come and feed here and when it is in bloom it is likehaving the countryside in the back garden. We only know we have neighbours for fourmonths of the year because when everything is in leaf it is just a riot of colour.‘The modern fitted kitchen has a range of Shaker style base and wall units, all the usualfacilities plus space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a double glazed door tothe drive at the side and back garden.There is understairs storage in the hall and more on the landing.
Upstairs the master bedroom at the back of the house has mirrored built inwardrobes, there is a second generous bedroom and the third can be used aseither a study or as a single and the couple say there has been bunk beds in theretoo.Above them is a real surprise and delight feature because the loft has beenconverted into a wonderful room with Velux windows and is ideal either as a snugor games area for children.The bathroom has been completely modernised with a Jacuzzi spa bath where youcan enjoy a gentle massaging effect as you soak and relax and there is a walk inshower unit in the corner too.One further benefit of this house is that Norton sits high up overlooking Stoke-on-Trent so there are good views over the city and as Ann says: "On Bonfire Night wedont need any fireworks here – we can just watch the sky light up below!
Outside is the large gravel drive at the front and a garage/workshop plus awooden garden cabin at the back and the well stocked and landscaped gardenwhich has been designed to be low maintenance. The patio area also hasexternal power.Ewan, a plumbing and heating engineer, says: "This is an extremely solid familyhouse, properly built and we have taken it to the next level with ourmodernisation work. It is in a great location, with good schools around, is 10minutes from Hanley and on the edge of the Moorlands."It is in a semi rural setting which provides all the amenities of the city but andthe countryside is just a few minutes away or, when the squirrels and birdscome into the garden and everything is in bloom, is literally on your doorstep.The couple has only recently put it on the market at £129,995 and it can be soldchain free.