It was the light filling the property, coupled with the sense of being in the middle of nowhere, that attracted Dr Atoosha Sadeghzadeh to her large detached home near Newcastle’s Town Moor.
But after living happily there for 17 years, with son Aria, 22, and daughter Kimi, 19, she and her husband Mehdi have decided it is time to move on.
Atoosha, a GP in North Shields, said: “I was attracted to the house by the fact that it was very homely and the garden was lovely, plus the house was very bright.
“I was living in Jesmond so was familiar with Gosforth and now I’m here you really do feel as though you’re in the middle of nowhere – especially with the garden I have – but close to the shops and all the amenities of Gosforth. It is the best of both worlds.”
Atoosha’s home is on one of the most desirable streets in Gosforth, itself a sought-after suburb to the north of Newcastle, with excellent road and transport links, good schools, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities, as well as the Town Moor.
It is a four-bedroom house built in the 1940s and, said Atoosha, differs from its neighbours in that they all have interesting internal layouts.
“So although we haven’t got period features from the 1940s as such, we do have this unique look that sets the house apart,” she explained.
She has invested in quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
The house has three floors and daughter Kimi has made her base the loft where she lives in what is to all intents and purposes a self-contained apartment.
“My daughter will miss the loft space,” said Atoosha. “She has two rooms upstairs, an en suite and a centre bit where her desk is so it’s almost like a little apartment but without a kitchen.”
Atoosha says she will most miss the sunroom with its bi-folding doors to the back garden that she had built two years ago.
She also had the kitchen revamped at the same time and this too is one of her favourite rooms. It is a large space, some 18ft x 12ft, and has a central island and gas-fired Aga.
The kitchen, sitting room and dining room are open to the sunroom which has resulted in a lovely open feeling and flow of living space, said Atoosha.
“We also had a porch demolished about five years ago and that has really opened up the house,” she added.
Another room that she will miss will be her lovely bedroom: “We used two rooms to make it into one room, so the bedroom is a very nice size. It has two doors from it, one leading on to a study where I work and then the second door leads to a walk-in wardrobe so that’s really nice.”
The other three bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes or cupboard storage while the bathroom has a step-in double shower.
On entering the house, an impressive reception hallway has a cloakroom while the stairs have a spindle banister.
The 19ft lounge has a stone fireplace with open fire. Atoosha said: “The snug is nice for sitting in the evening and watching television, and during the day we tend to always be in the very
Outside the front garden is laid mainly to lawn but also has flower, tree and shrub borders while the large back garden is south-facing. There is also a driveway providing ample parking.
Atoosha said: “We can’t see any lights from the opposite house and with our big garden, it really is like living in the middle of nowhere.”
Selling points, she added, were the beautiful south-facing garden and the sunroom with its bi-folding doors opening up to the garden.
- 41 The Drive, Gosforth, Newcastle, is for sale at offers over £1.1m from Rook Matthews Sayer, tel: 0191 201 284 7999.