A unique opportunity
This is a unique development opportunity to convert a magnificent Grade II listed town house, offering in excess of 650m2 of living accommodation, together with gardens and off road parking, all set within the historic heart of Diss.
No 2 Mount Street is arguably one of the most important period buildings within the town, situated to the southern end of Mount Street which is the most historic and picturesque street in Diss.
The three-storey house has been redeveloped and extended from an older timber framed building. However, the structure denotes a classic Georgian house with its imposing elegant façade and important position adjacent to St Mary’s Church.
Features stemming from the early 19th century include the central tetrastyle 9four-column)Greek Doric porch sheltering a six-panelled front door with segmental fanlight over, plus a sash window range with flat arches and a mutular eaves cornice.
Internally there are moulded granite fireplaces and detailed decorative ceiling carving.
The property is clearly of high status within the townscape, set amongst other period buildings within the conservation area, heightening the historical context of this part of town.
Since 1989, the property has undergone comprehensive restoration work and was subsequently occupied by a firm of solicitors, who are now moving to more suitable, modern premises.
It should be noted that current tenants Steeles Law are relocating and their business is not affected.
The sale presents for the first time a unique development opportunity to convert this substantial building into two town houses, with enclosed gardens and parking to the rear.
Under the usual consents, the house could also be modified to be occupied as one residential dwelling.
The existing parking areas are set immediately to the rear of the building, accessed via a shared driveway to the north.
The entire site covers approximately 0.25 acres, which could be subdivided to provide gardens for each house, should a conversion to two homes be made.
The existing accommodation covers 653 sq metres (7,026 sq ft), which is arranged over three floors, with a cellar to the rear.
Planning permission and listed building consent has been approved to sub-divide the house into two .
One house would cover approximately 376 sq m (4,045 sq ft), and the other, 277 sq m (2,980sq ft).
This property is for sale with Durrants, and is listed at a guide price of £590,000.
To arrange a viewing, call them today on 01379 642233.
Alternatively, for more information, visit their website at www.durrants.com