See behind the scenes at smart development in heart of King's Lynn
Brown & Co offer a breathtaking restoration of one of the most historic buildings in Kings Lynn into what is undoubtedly now one of the finest properties in the town.
The building has undergone sympathetic and bespoke conversion to a four-bedroom residence with incredible original features throughout a short walk from the mainline train station to Ely, Cambridge and London.
Dating to mid-15th century, the building is one of the most well known in the historic town of King Lynn.
It is positioned in the heart of the town between the stunning Tuesday Market Place and St Nicholas Chapel just a short stroll from the towns many fine buildings and town centre amenities including the mainline station.
It has been sympathetically converted and restored these important building’s back to their original use as merchants houses. The result is nothing short of breath taking and are now some of the finest houses in the town.
Woolmarket House is a grade-II*-listed, newly-converted and breath-taking converted contemporary home in a historic town building and is on the market for £550,000.
A private residence of 3,570 sq ft (approx) offering three incredible reception rooms and up to four first and second floor bedrooms.
The property dates to mid-15the century and is simply bursting with original architectural details. The entrance has an ornate carved oak door understood to date to 1345 which is set in a stone arch entrance flanked by Tuscan columns. This leads to an entrance vestibule with flagstone floor with concealed plant room and door to the house.
The first reception room is entirely panelled and set with a new stone flooring, there is an original moulded bridging beam, window to front, staircase and door to the study/snug which has a second door to the front window and door to rear stairs.
At the rear the kitchen, dining and family room needs to be seen to be fully appreciated, this triumph of classic architecture meeting contemporary living has created a room which is sure to be the hub of the house.
It measures 9.5m x 5.1m and is laid to stone flooring with fitted kitchen, two fireplaces, one with fitted wood-burner and central dining and seating area. The whole room is superbly naturally lit via double aspect windows including a huge original timber mullion.
Interestingly, the house was once home to the famous artist Gustav Metzger who used the room as his studio and the developer has given a subtle nod to this with the installation of three prints from the National Portrait Gallery of the artist at work in the room.
To the ground floor there is a WC, cloak-cupboard and access to two courtyard gardens including rear access.
The staircase in the study leads to the large landing where there is a bedroom, staircase to the second floor and door which leads to a gallery and room containing one of the most important ancient architectural features in Lynn.
This magnificent front first-floor room has three crown-post trusses and roof structure exposed. The east wall bears a chimney-stack and carved stone fire surround.
This versatile room we imagine will form the master bedroom however it also would be a very impressive reception room. The 17th-century gallery (the last gallery of this age to survive in Lynn) has 13 pegged collars exposed and is wonderful to examine.
Furthermore there is a shower room, third bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fantastic views over St. Nicholas Chapel. Lastly a second floor bedroom with en-suite and small roof terrace. A total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Outside there is a private courtyard, a second courtyard provides pedestrian access to the rear (shared with neighbours).
The neighbouring town house finished to the same high standard is on the market at £440,000
For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Brown & Co on 01553 01553 770771.
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