Through The Keyhole: Who Lives In A Home Like This?
25 Nov 2015

If you’ve ever fancied being nosy around a beautifully decorated, influential and stylish home – rather like Keith Lemon or Loyd Grossman in Through the Keyhole – then this could be your chance.

You can start here: So who lives in a home like this?

This beautiful two bedroom apartment is in St Michael’s Place in Waterlooville.
It’s on the ground floor of a Victorian building that was once a busy convent.

The owner may well be a commuter, as St Michael’s is well connected: It’s close to the A3, the A3(M) and the A27 – so it’s within easy reach of the country’s motorway network.

There’s parking for a car, so this owner has the choice to leave their vehicle at home and catch a train instead from Havant train station, three miles away.

The apartments here in Claydon House at St Michael’s Place have been carefully created within the old Grade II listed structure. Whoever lives here appreciates the classic architectural features that have been preserved -- and will enjoy the clever blend of old and new.

As you open the smart oak front door, and step into the apartment, you’ll find yourself in a small hallway, with generous cupboards built along one side: A great place to keep coats and boots.

The ceilings in this old building are high. Someone very tall might live here… or it might be someone who enjoys the sense of airiness and space within this apartment.

From the entrance hall, you cross into the start of a larger hallway. The main bathroom directly ahead of you comes with a beautiful big bath tub and has been elegantly and tastefully tiled and floored.

Back out in the hallway, there is another large cupboard to your right. This is obviously the home of someone who likes to be organised and keep clutter to a minimum.

The hall opens out to reveal three more doors. On the left the door opens onto bedroom number two – perfect for a flat mate or house guests.

The generous, double master bedroom is through the door straight ahead.

From the hall, the door to the right opens to reveal the beautifully laid out, fully fitted and extremely stylish kitchen, which extends to a spacious living and dining area. It’s a very sociable set up for someone who enjoys entertaining.

All the appliances in the kitchen are fully guaranteed – the person who lives here doesn’t have to worry about buying a fridge/freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher, extractor fan and washer/dryer. They are here already.

Whoever lives here would have been able to move in straight away. And they may well have used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to enable them to put down a 5% deposit to secure their new home.

You don’t need Keith Lemon or Loyd Grossman to show you round Claydon House at St Michael’s Place. You can come and visit the apartment for yourself. The owner won’t mind as currently it’s Linden Homes’ show home.

The sales and marketing suite is open from Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Friday). You can see the floor plan for yourself online or give Linden Homes a call on 02392 809 219.


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