The Foister Building, 124 Charles Street
- Type: Penthouse
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception Rooms: 1
Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1LB
- Duplex Penthouse Apartment
- Outdoor Spaces
- Two Bedrooms and Two En-Suites
- Extensive Living/ Dining/ Kitchen
- Over 1700 Square Feet
- High Specification En-Suites and Toilet
- Utility Room with Pressurised Hot Water System
- Dual Aspect Views Over City
- Prominent 1930's Art Deco Building
- Share of Freehold
Property SummaryA genuinely stunning duplex penthouse apartment positioned in the cultural quarter of Leicester. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment the home extends to over 1,700 sq ft and boasts City Centre views, roof terraces and high specification finishes throughout.
This 1,700 sq ft penthouse apartment is set within the 1930s Foister Building, a former hosiery factory which was sympathetically converted in the early 2000s. The current owner extensively redesigned and refurbished the apartment in 2019, with the outcome being a unique mix of contemporary fittings set within the duplex setting.
The apartment is entered from a glass canopied walkway, with the hallway offering access to a superb WC with a feature wall of hexagon tiles and wall hung toilet, a separate utility room with plumbing for the washing machine, a MegaFlo hot water system and Corian worksurface with sink and drainer along with additional storage space.
The hallway provides two entrances into the living kitchen, one with French glazed doors directly into the living space which features a stunning double height, half vaulted ceiling with exposed steel beams spanning the entire length of the apartment. An abundance of natural light floods into the dual aspect space with views over the architecturally renowned Curve Theatre. At the heart is an open plan kitchen with Italian Carrara marble work surfaces with a wrap round breakfast bar, integrated fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and a range of kitchen units. The centre piece of the kitchen is a Pear Ash AGA (available by separate negotiation). The living and dining space provides its owner with the perfect space for entertaining with the dining area offering French doors onto the outdoor terrace.
A steel and glazed staircase rises to the first floor with access to both the bedrooms. The master bedroom offers unspoiled views of the City rooftops with a dressing area with built in wardrobes and luxurious marble tiled en-suite with a walk in shower and freestanding stone bath. The bedroom offers French doors to a private terrace with a south facing aspect.
The second bedroom offers built in wardrobes and a similarly styled shower en-suite bathroom.
An internal inspection is thoroughly recommended to fully appreciate the level of accommodation on offer.
The apartment benefits from secure allocated underground car parking for one vehicle.
The property benefits from two outdoor spaces.
Located in the highly desirable Cultural Quarter in the heart of Leicester City Centre, within easy walking distance of local Universities, Leicester Royal Infirmary and the mainline railway service with links to London St Pancras in an hour. A broad range of entertainment in the form of the Curve Theatre, De Montfort Hall and Highcross shopping centre and eateries all lie within 1 mile.
Leicester is a well placed midlands city providing ease of access to the regions commercial and retail centres. It offers a broad range of road and rail links providing a wide variety of options for the commuter wishing to travel further afield.
Viewings and Directions
Strictly by appointment only through the sole agent Oliver Rayns.
Postcode for Sat Nav: LE1 1LB
Lease Term: Share of Freehold
Service Charge: £2,410 PA
Ground Rent: £Zero