The Racquets Court
Originally built to house the then new craze of racquets, it was later converted to an estate workshop.
Livsey’s took the extraordinary height of this unit plus adding to it the additional space of the second garage and a small extension to match to provide two, three storey houses each with a unique character.
Both properties have totally private rear gardens edged by existing yew hedges dating back the 1800s.
The conversion required the complete insertion of floors and internal walls as there was nothing internal to begin with. However, this was not as easy as it sounds as excavations revealed hidden steam pipes laid under the floor – an early form of underfloor heating.
The second floor rooms are studio type with long slim windows which once cast light down onto the court; these were replaced with double glazed windows. The first floor of the two houses vary in their accommodation, with similar ground floors. Generally the accommodation is three or five bedrooms, main bathroom, en-suite, lounge, dining, kitchen and downstairs toilet.
The houses all have double glazed new windows with the benefit of roof, floor and wall insulation with gas central heating.
Residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.
Both properties have garages and allocated parking spaces.
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Approach to the Racquets Court today, and prior to removal of the garage to the left of the image.