Inside the elegant £2.25million Washington mansion, one of the finest homes in the North East


The five-bedroom mansion has an array of eye-catching features and has been developed and extended by the current owners

Picktree Manor in Picktree Village, Washington is a modern mansion and has to be one of the most impressive residential properties in the area.

It has been developed and extended by the current owners and offers an eye-catching amount of internal features such as charming fireplaces, handmade furniture and kitchen units.

There is also a cantilevered staircase that sweeps across the rear of the house offering great views over the rear gardens via the floor to ceiling glazed central inserts.

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Huge solid double doors lead to the central reception hall with its impressive ‘Cliff Chapman’ staircase which is world famous and boasts the creation and design of Tiffany’s New York famous staircase.

The corridor leads to the dining room, the living room and the living room as well as the dining kitchen while in the west wing the fully equipped “prep kitchen”, an office and a lovely garden room.

All the rooms at the back have a French door leading to the large sunny stone terrace. At the end of the west wing hallways there is a billiard room with access to the swimming pool and games room and fully equipped bar.

On the first floor is a large open library and lounge area which gives access to five bedrooms, three with luxury bathrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom also has a large walk-in closet.

A spiral staircase from the landing area provides access to the fully equipped cinema room with a full length screen, storage cupboards and bars as well as fully equipped luxury bleachers seating up to 11 people.

The property has over an acre and a half of formal grounds and at the front elevation the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature trees and boundary hedges providing a high degree of seclusion and privacy. . There is also a multipurpose tennis court with a paved viewing gallery and boundary fence.

From the courtyard, access to parking is provided to the side and rear of the house which has a large paved area of ​​terraces with stone edging.

The gardens have been sculpted and landscaped to provide an impressive view to the rear, culminating in a central stone water feature and pond with a gravelled driveway providing an impressive quadrangle to the lawned gardens, small hedges and seating living room.

* Picktree Manor, Picktree Village, Washington, has an indicative price of £2.25 million and is marketed by Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents, Durham.

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