Extra indoor and outdoor space has become highly sought after for homebuyers because of the closure – and this five-bedroom home in Liverpool has a unique take on combining both.
It has an extensive orangery that occupies almost half of the property and extends over two floors, giving the house a Kew Gardens vibe.
The area includes a variety of plants, many of which would normally only thrive in a consistently warm outdoor environment and would not survive the British winter.
But the brick walls and plentiful windows provide the required protection in this home, listed at £ 450,000 – an amount that would previously have had a stamp duty bill of £ 12,500, which is now zero.
The five-bed property in Liverpool is being marketed for £ 450,000 through Homesure brokers
Almost half of the five-bedroom house occupies a striking orangery with mature plants
The striking orangery also contains a cast iron spiral staircase and a brightly colored park bench.
Spread over three floors, the house will attract a lot of interest in its space and accommodation, according to buyer agent Henry Pryor alone.
He said, “It might be even more interesting for an aspiring Bear Grylls or David Attenborough. With plants that can match Kew or the Eden Project, this is a botanist’s paradise.
“One of the few properties I’ve seen at an orangery because it looks like … well, oranges.
“Viewings seem flexible enough, but if I were you, I’d bring a machete to make your way through this amazing jungle of a house.”
The orangery extends over two levels and is flooded with light from the window
The third floor with a large living room and windows overlooking the orangery
The orangery has stone steps on different levels, including a seating area
The orangery has a paved floor and a door that leads to the courtyards
The house dates back to the Elizabethan era and was originally part of the Old Hall estate in Sandfield Park.
It has been renovated by the current architect owner and is currently on sale with an asking price of £ 450,000.
The real estate agent who handles the sale is Homesure Property, who described the house as ‘charming and characteristic’.
Viewings seem flexible enough, but if I were you I’d bring a machete to make your way into this amazing jungle of a house
Henry Pryor – buying agent
The property is entered through electronic gates that open onto a private driveway and landscaped courtyards.
The ground floor includes a kitchen with a stable door, a dining room and a living room with a wood burner, and a double door to the orangery.
On the first floor there is a family bathroom and four double bedrooms, including the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.
The first floor also has a balcony with a view of the impressive orangery.
The house has a third level with the fifth bedroom, a living room and storage areas.
The kitchen has a rural look with wooden floors and a stable door
A secret garden? Outside there are courtyards with plants and seats
The kitchen has cream-style shaker-style cabinets and integrated appliances
The house is in the sought after area of Sandfield Park in Liverpool where the average price of a property is £ 500,301.
It compares to an average of £ 286,126 for the country as a whole, according to real estate website Zoopla.
The dining area has wood floors, paneling and a range of artwork
The orangery has a green cast iron spiral staircase that leads to the second floor
YOUR ORANGERION QUESTION
What is an orangery?
An orangery or orangery was a room or a special building on the grounds of fashionable homes from the 17th to 19th centuries where orange and other fruit trees were protected during the winter.
What is the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?
Perhaps the simplest way to outline the difference between the two is that a conservatory has a roof that is all-glass, while an orangery has a solid roof perimeter roof with a glazed area in the center.
Is an orangery cheaper than a conservatory?
In general, an orangery is likely to be more expensive than a conservatory because it has brick walls on the right foundation, usually with a flat roof and a skylight, making it more like a ‘solid’ home extension.
The orangery provides an impressive backdrop for your zoom calls
From this bedroom double doors lead to a balcony with a view of the orangery
The five-bedroom house in Liverpool is a great entertainment space for family and friends
The floor plan of the building shows the comparative scale of the orangery
There is private space to sit outside and enjoy the weather amid the coronavirus pandemic