Knights Porter are very pleased to offer this spacious two-bedroom apartment within the historic and beautiful Grade II Listed South Western House located close to Southampton historic waterfront. Offering superb character accommodation with its outstanding and original reception halls with marble columns, chandeliers and extensive marble panelling.
Originally built as a hotel in 1865 and it was designed at the end of the railway line so that passengers could step off of the train into the hotel. The design of the building can only be described as extravagant. It comprises six stories, with the upper two floors in the mansard roof. The construction is of brick, with stone embellishments, and elaborate window surrounds. A feature of the second floor is small balconies with wrought iron balustrades. At the east end of the building, above the 5th floor level, is an interesting pediment, below which is a stone relief carving of Queen Victoria in the company of angels. To the sides are depictions of steam powered trains and ships, and the trappings of high culture, associated with the British Empire at the height of its power. It was the city’s first grand hotel and continued to operate as a lavish hotel until the second world war when it was requisitioned by the military. Post war, the building operated as offices until it was converted in to 77 apartments by Berkley Homes in 1991.
The apartment can be found on the second floor and comprises of a spacious modern fitted kitchen, large lounge / living area, good size master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and ensuite, a good sized second bedroom and a family bathroom. The property further benefits from one off road parking space, electric heating and original character features. The property also benefits from secondary glazing, daytime on site concierge, lift and Entryphone system. The property would ideally be suited for a discerning home buyer who is looking to appreciate the beauty and history of South Western House or buy to let investor. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Knights Porter on 02380 773998, alternatively please visit our website: www.knightsporter.com
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