A gracious and elegant Grade II listed Georgian townhouse within a prominent town location. The spacious living accommodation is arranged across six floors with a wealth of period details set within south-facing gardens, parking, and a large garage.
An icon of Shrewsbury, 23 The Crescent is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian terraced house in a prominent town-center location with extensive views over the River Severn, landscaped south facing walled gardens, ample parking, and garaging. Built on the original 13th Century town walls, The Crescent was designed by the renowned architect Joseph Bromfield. The spacious house is notable for...
its sophisticated and light south-facing accommodation, across six floors, which is ideal for both comfortable contemporary living and larger-scale formal entertaining. The wide front door with arched fanlight over opens to the welcoming entrance hall, with an elegant staircase and coved ceiling, off which leads the library and the two principal reception rooms. Overlooking the rear gardens with two sash windows, the formal drawing room features a marble fireplace with a log burner, deep skirting boards, chair rail, and a spectacular plasterwork ceiling in a Wedgewood style depicting Baccus. The dining room is ideal for entertaining with a marble fireplace and Coalbrooke grate, decorative ceiling cornice and ceiling rose. The library faces the front and benefits from bespoke cabinetry, an 18th Century painted fireplace and plasterwork coving. There are two staircases at 23 The Crescent, the formal staircase is across the ground and the first floor, with the secondary (previous servants) staircase, leading to all floors. The charming kitchen/breakfast room has been comprehensively designed and fitted by David Orton and features an extensive range of hand-painted cabinetry under granite work surfaces. A family snug leads off this room with a useful utility and water closet completing this floor. On the floor below the kitchen is a spectacular games room, that was previously the Georgian kitchen. With a double-height vaulted ceiling and original range, this is a fun entertaining room with stairs straight up to the kitchen. The playroom, wine cellar, practical storerooms, and gardeners room with a door to outside complete the lower ground floor. On the first, second, and top floors are bedrooms and ancillary accommodations suitable for a variety of uses. The principal bedroom suite comprises of entrance foyer with doors radiating to the comprehensively fitted dressing room and recently refitted contemporary en suite bathroom. The principal bedroom with river views and a decorative fireplace offers a luxurious room to sleep within. The study with town views faces the front with feature bespoke cabinetry with decorative pediment. On the second floor are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom, as well as a hobby/crafts room with peaceful views across the garden. To the top floor, is a bedroom suite with a large double room and refitted shower room, ideal for a guest/teenage/nanny suite. Complementing the internal accommodation is loft storage to the top floor and two store rooms accessed from the lower ground street level. Under the terrace, there are two stone stores, potting shed, and a gardener’s water closet.
Outside is an outstanding and special feature of 23 The Crescent are the delightful south-facing gardens that are split into three distinct areas and bordered by walls on all sides offering a horticultural oasis within the heart of town. The formal garden with sweeping lawns has well-stocked mature borders with a variety of delightful flowering plants including David Austin roses. Steps lead to the Alfresco entertaining area with a paved terrace, gravel terrace, and feature planting. Stone steps lead to the upper terrace with useful access to the kitchen and views overlooking the river. At the end of the garden, is a large, paved parking area with space for three vehicles, accessed via electric gates. The garage with a double workshop over is located to the rear of private Crescent Lane.