Sainted living

flat in church

This duplex apartment is found in a converted church next to the highly-desirable Chandos Road, says James Higgins

There are few apartments in Bristol that feature carved stone mullion windows, pillars and arches. Converted at the turn of the millennium, the open-plan rooms complement the imposing Gothic revival features to create a highly distinctive duplex apartment like no other.

The property is arranged across three floors and comprises two bedrooms, an impressive living/dining room/kitchen, a bathroom, en suite, and a large 22m² mezzanine level that creates a flexible living and entertaining space.

Three towering arched aspects drench the cavernous open-plan room and its vaulted double-height ceilings in natural light – and the generous proportions ensure the apartment brilliantly incorporates the period architectural features. The open-plan design affords the apartment a flexible floorplan well-suited to busy, modern life – whether it is a cosy night in front of the telly or a busy drinks party, this apartment is as versatile as it is unmistakable.

The entire space is fitted with re-purposed original wood flooring and the galley kitchen is well-arranged to make the most of the available space – it is equipped with black quartz worktops and high-gloss white units. The mezzanine level above is used as less formal living space but would be well-suited for use as a home office, studio, or even a kid’s play area.

On the lower level there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The master benefits from en suite facilities and dual aspects while the second bedroom would make a great guest suite (with its adjacency to the apartment’s bathroom), or a children’s bedroom. Throughout the property, recessed lights make the rooms resplendent throughout the day and give them an attractive, welcoming ambience.

The property is offered leasehold and – given its position – will incur management charges for the building’s maintenance and ground rent. As part of this, the property benefits from allocated parking, a bike store, and a good-sized, well-maintained communal garden.

The area Chandos Church is located in is a tranquil backwater, but this neighbourly area also boasts the Michelin-starred Wilks restaurant, a bakery, two well-regarded bars and an excellent deli, too. The local schools are of an excellent standard and the area benefits from attractive parks and the handy convenience of Redland station which has regular rail links to Temple Meads.

Agent: Andrews Clifton, 0117 973 2551, www.andrewsonline.co.uk

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