Home owners buy into historic appeal of Colchester’s redeveloped Victorian villa
PUBLISHED: 22 February 2022
The redevelopment of a Victorian villa in Colchester into two new homes and six apartments has proved a big draw for property buyers, with all but one of the luxury homes at Creffield Villas, in Lexden, now occupied.
The restoration project was undertaken by Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd (CAHL), the commercial housing company wholly owned by Colchester Borough Council.
Designed by award-winning architects Barefoot & Gilles, construction was carried out by Tiptree-based construction company, TJ Evers. It saw the sympathetic conversion of the spacious villa into six apartments combining contemporary styling, traditional materials and craftsmanship. A further two 3-storey town houses were constructed within the property’s grounds, complementing the main building.
Cllr Sue Lissimore, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “It has been a real pleasure to see the high-quality, transformation of Creffield Villas from a derelict property into attractive, bright and spacious new homes. The speed of sales has been encouraging and, with just one apartment remaining, it’s great to know that these heritage homes are being lived in and enjoyed once again.”
The remaining vacant two-bedroom ground floor apartment features a combination of versatile rooms with an elegant open-plan kitchen/living/dining area filled by natural daylight from the impressive, bay window. The primary bedroom is complemented by a luxury en suite shower room, and family bathroom. The home’s best-kept secret is the basement home to a spacious double bedroom, generous storage space and dedicated study and relaxation area.
As with all the homes at Creffield Villas, buyers benefit from a private garden, allocated off road parking, EV charging point and an easy walk into Colchester town centre.
Apartment 1 at Creffield Villas is being marketed by: Chewton Rose, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01206 564259 And: Harris and Wood, who can be contacted on: 01206 656222.