Celeste at Every Step of the Way is delighted to bring to the market this luxury penthouse apartment with high ceilings and wide doors, situated on the banks of the river Itchen, close to central Southampton. The wide doors and the building elevator would allow wheelchair access.
Set within a quiet and exclusive development, offering the most wonderful river views, the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, with an en-suite to the master, a modern, well-designed kitchen with integral water filtration and a family bathroom suite. The large living area has dual aspect with ceiling to floor windows enjoying panoramic views of the river Itchen and city landscape. The master bedroom has French doors which open out onto a large balcony, overlooking the river and benefiting from mid-morning through to evening sun. In addition, this property has an allocated parking space and underwent a recent programme of refurbishment, with a new hot water tank and installation of Fischer electric radiators and being presented in immaculate condition throughout. This apartment also has access to a loft area for storage.
The communal area is accessed via a security intercom system and is a well maintained, there is a large communal entrance hall with lots of natural light giving a welcoming feel to this lovely apartment block. There are stairs and a lift giving access to all floors and the penthouse apartment is situated on the top floor of the development. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a spacious entrance hall which has doors leading to all rooms and there are two large storage cupboards, one of which houses the hot water system, electric meter and has fitted shelving. Loft access is from the hallway. The sitting room is impressive and boasts floor to ceiling windows wrapping around it, letting in floods of light. There are shelving units fitted and a corner desk and office space, with plenty of room for seating and a dining area.
The recently fitted modern kitchen comprises a range of contemporary style cupboards and plenty of worktop space. The kitchen benefits from a ceramic hob and built-under electric oven. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
The master bedroom benefits from a glass fronted, fitted wardrobe and a large en-suite shower room, which comprises an enclosed double shower cubicle, built-in vanity unit and WC, a heated towel rail, shaver point and extractor fan. Accessed off the master bedroom suite is a large balcony, which enjoys mid-morning through to evening sun and is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or an evening glass of wine, whilst taking in the wonderful views. There is also plenty of marine wildlife and birds to watch too.
Bedroom two is of a good sized and benefits from a built-in wardrobe and the family bathroom consists of a panel enclosed bath, vanity unit and WC. There is also a heated towel rail, shaver point and extractor fan.
The development is situated on the banks of the River Itchen and is surrounded by landscaped communal gardens. The outside and internal communal areas are maintained regularly. There is one allocated parking space.
Summary of features
Penthouse apartment * Recently refurbished and benefitting from a newly fitted kitchen, Fischer electric radiators, hot water tank and new flooring throughout * Two double bedrooms * En-suite to the master bedroom * Large living area with dual aspect, floor to ceiling windows and plenty of light * Balcony with river views and mid-morning through to evening sun * Allocated parking * 135-year lease remaining
Emperor House is located at the end of Hawkeswood Road, a quiet no-through road situated off Bitterne Road West. Conveniently positioned to local amenities in Bitterne Town Centre and a short distance away from Southampton's vibrant city centre. The nearby M3 & M27 motorways provide good access to all surrounding cities whilst Southampton Parkway and Central train stations provide excellent direct links to London Waterloo within 60 minutes.
Tenure – Leasehold
135 years remaining on the lease
Annual ground rent of £260 and a service charge of (Approx) £1700 Per annum
Utilities – Mains electric, water and drainage
EPC Rating – C
Council – Southampton City Council
Council Tax Band – C
Southampton City Centre 1.5 Miles * Bitterne 1.6 Miles * Romsey 10.3 Miles * Winchester 13.2 Miles * Fareham 10.5 Miles * Portsmouth 18.6 Miles * Salisbury 27.7 Miles * Bournemouth 35.5 Miles