Elegant property surrounded by formal gardens
A 1930s house now on the market is recognised as an excellent example of the work of Kent architect Edgar Ranger. Homes & Living found out more.
Buyers will enjoy a look around five-bedroom home Oakhurst, by the 1920s and 1930s Arts and Crafts architect Edgar Ranger.
Born at East Peckham, near Tonbridge, Ranger admired the half-timbered and tile-hung cottages of the area and used their influences to design fine country-style houses.
Oakhurst was built around 1930 and is an elegant property surrounded by attractive formal gardens.
It is in Dixwell Road, a very sought-after location at the westerly end of the Leas Promenade in the west end of Folkestone and also close to Sandgate.
A porch with art deco lattice double doors leads to an oakpanelled reception hall. A drawing room has an open fireplace with marble hearth and the dining room has a large bay window and open fireplace. A morning room has lattice glazed Address: Oakhurst, Dixwell Road, Folkestone Price: £1.495m Agent: Smith Woolley cupboards in recesses and there is a study.
The kitchen/breakfast room has oak-style units, granite worktops and a five-ring gas range. There is a central island and a pantry.
The downstairs cloakroom has original tiling and a wash basin in a marble stand.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite features a bay window overlooking the garden, a sitting/dressing area with a bay window and window seat and an en suite bathroom.
Bedroom two also has an en suite and the three other bedrooms share two further bathrooms.
Stairs lead to the top level of the house with an extensive attic area.
The charming walled garden surrounds the property, with neatly arranged flowerbeds, styled lawns and garages. Oakhurst is a fine example of the work of the architect Edgar Ranger. It maintains a great deal of its original detail including decorative moulded ceilings, deep cornices and oak panelling.
The impressive oak front door enters into a vestibule area with Art Deco double doors leading through to the wonderful oak-panelled reception hall.
Original Kansas red oak flooring extends through the majority of the main ground floor reception rooms.
Lattice windows feature throughout the property and a beautiful oak staircase leads to a galleried landing with five generous double bedrooms and four bathrooms, two of them en suite.
Communications are excellent with the high speed and mainline railway station within walking distance offering services to London St Pancras with a journey time of under an hour.
Quality girls and boys grammar schools are both within walking distance.