Inside the £1.65 million Durham House, which dates back to 1847 and combines 'old-world charm and modern luxury'
A grand property in the heart of Durham city center dating back to 1847 is on the market for £1.65 million.
The impressive house is called Durham House and it boasts many original features after being carefully renovated twenty years ago.
The date of the historic building is etched on the headstone of the original door.
House in the heart of Durham dating back to 1847 is for sale for £1.65 million, via Bradley Hall estate agents
The date of the historic building in Old Elvet Street is etched on the headstone of the original door
The renovated property retains many original features including this arched window with some decorative glass
Durham House is located on one of the city's most prestigious streets – Old Elvet – with the cathedral standing proudly in the background.
The five-bedroom house is being sold by Bradley Hall estate agents, stating that it 'encapsulates a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern luxury'.
The renovated building “shows high-quality craftsmanship and an eye for detail, with no expense spared during the restoration in 2002,” the report said.
And yet there is still scope for a buyer to potentially make their mark as the property comes with indicative planning permission for the development of nine holiday homes.
The property offers views over the university playing fields and the riverbanks opposite
There is a snooker room which is spacious enough to also house a bar and some fitness equipment
The snooker room has hardwood French doors and a bar with a Rolls Royce facade
The living room has an original door at the end of the room and sufficient French doors to the outside
The polished stone hallway leads to the kitchen with an adjacent conservatory, next to a snooker room leading to a living room with hardwood patio doors, overlooking the riverbanks.
The ground floor study offers views over the private courtyard and university playing fields opposite the property.
The property comes with indicative planning permission for the development of nine holiday accommodations
The house has a long hallway on the ground floor with statues at the entrance keeping watch
The property is arranged over three floors, with carpeted floors leading up the stairs from the entrance hall
The first floor of the house leads to a large half landing, followed by a bright landing with French doors, leading to a large balcony overlooking the river.
From the first floor landing you reach the master bedroom, which extends to a spacious dressing room and bathroom.
A spacious ensuite bedroom and a large bathroom with raised Jacuzzi bath, bidet, shower and dressing area complete this floor.
On the second floor are the remaining bedrooms and a south-facing living room with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The kitchen has a central island and leads up some steps to an adjacent conservatory
The kitchen has cream colored wall and base units with contrasting worktops and space for a dining table
The five-bedroom property comes with indicative planning permission for the development of nine holiday accommodations
Outside, the property has four garages with a secure workshop and bicycle shed, a large terrace with raised seating area and a garden with a summer house.
The property is close to the private schools Durham School and Durham High School for Girls, along with high-performing state schools.
Peter Bartley, of estate agents Bradley Hall, said: 'This remarkable property is a real gem in Durham city center and represents a unique opportunity to own a property that so seamlessly combines historic significance with modern comfort.
'It's rare to see such a centrally located property with an exceptional living experience come to the market and it's guaranteed to be a brilliant investment or family home.'