St. Albans, UK, United Kingdom
Redcourt is a fine detached period property, dating from 1888 with charm and generously proportioned rooms. The house is locally listed and was once the home of renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author, Professor Stephen Hawking.At the entrance to the property there is an attractive glazed porch, leading to an impressive reception hall. The front door is framed by a beautiful stained-glass copy of ‘Flora', a Burne-Jones tapestry, which hangs in Exeter College, Oxford. There is a well-proportioned sitting room, with a large bay window and a working fireplace. The formal dining room has large windows bringing in plenty of natural light. Additionally, there is a less formal family room as well.The kitchen breakfast room, which opens onto the garden, is designed by Dwayne Edwards. It is well equipped with fitted units, granite worktops and a range cooker. Further ground floor rooms include a study and an adjoining art studio overlooking the garden. There are five double bedrooms to the first floor, including the master bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom leading back to the ‘lantern' style landing. A cloak room completes the picture on this floor.There are two further generous double bedrooms to the second floor, either side of a second large bathroom. There is a useful additional shower room on the ground floor.
OutsideTo the front of the property there is a gravel drive providing parking for several vehicles, a second drive provides further parking and access to the bicycle store. To the rear of the house is a large garden laid mainly to lawn with well-stocked planted beds and boundaries featuring established shrubs, hedgerows and several mature trees. A large stone paved terrace leads from the house to the lawn.