If you want the landmark location of Cathedral Road, Cardiff as your address, there are a number of options – from period houses transformed into a small collection of flats or larger apartment complexes, to single, stunning townhouses.

And if you have the budget to splash out, some of the solitary dwelling homes on this tree-lined avenue that is home to some gorgeous Victorian villas are the very definition of luxury.

A trio of townhouses that can definitely tick the stunning dream home box can also add high-end renovation to the list too so all you have to do, if you have the dosh to buy it, is turn up and start living the luxury abode dream; and they are very lucky houses indeed because their future could have been very different.

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Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

One of a trio of renovation Victorian villas on Cathedral Road

Firstly this triplet of properties were lucky to be located on this very popular and distinctive Cardiff street, and situated at the end of the street too – the end that is classed as being in the heart of the trendy and thriving suburb associated with Pontcanna with its independent shops and eateries and doorstep access to parks and the city centre.

Secondly, the location meant their future was assured. Step back in time and although the three homes were not offering a luxury existence, in fact they were pretty rundown, they were not in a derelict state – there was the opportunity for someone to add value simply by renovating. Perfect for a property developer to swoop in and create something special.

The houses had been empty for 10 years and had gone through a variety of uses before being left vacant due to a protracted legal battle, but when that chapter on their existence was closed, Cardiff-born chartered surveyor and property developer Andy Martin and his business partners saw the potential to create three amazing abodes in an enviable location.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Hot tub? Yes please



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Quiet spot for some socialising

The company’s aim was to create a Chelsea-style townhouse in the heart of Wales’ capital city plus surely most people who see inside, either virtually or in reality, will surely agree they have achieved just that – stylish, high-end, posh homes that stand out for their quality associated with renovation and restoration , and attention to detail.

From the moment you push the charming front door open at this gorgeous Cardiff home, the mix of restored original and period features with luxury fixtures, fittings and interior design greets you, and surely instantly impresses, and this continues throughout the home.

The double-height rear extension of the home is the showcase aspect of the renovation project , although it’s obvious that time and money has been spent restoring all the original features that remained in the house, including the stunning marble fireplace in the front room, the staircase, dado and picture rails, skirtings and cornicing.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Hall full of period history restored and cherished



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Front drawing room is a triumph

The particular drawing room at the front of the home, boasting stained glass windows, intricate cornicing, and that amazing marble fireplace, is a triumph both in restoration of initial features and the interior design that has been lavished on the space; beautiful.

The ground floor continues past the period staircase and a bathroom and utility room and then into the huge plus breath-taking kitchen diner family room at the rear.

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The rear extension is home to the kitchen, placed centrally to be the hub of the space, dining area next to the bi-fold garden doors, and a lounge region at the rear of the room. It was designed to be a substantial space where all the family and friends can gather and spend time together. The design of the structure and space was all about being together within the dedicated zones of the functions of cooking, eating and lounge.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

The showpiece of the house – kitchen diner lounge at the rear



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Hidden windows on the roof ensures the kitchen is bathed in light

The interior design came as the finishing touches to ensure the space feels welcoming, with the use of tactile soft fabrics, classic design statement pieces of furniture, artwork and photos, and exposing natural materials such as brick to soften the metal structure of steel beams above.

The section of hidden roof windows allows light to flood the particular preparation area of the kitchen, with statement lighting above the huge marble kitchen island softening the space and inviting any guest or member of the family to pull up a velvet chair and join the particular cook.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Lounge is the first distinct zone in this open-plan space



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Flanked by a mirrored wall that adds more visual space and light, the lounge is a special spot to relax

The use of huge panels of mirrors visually expands the space even further plus bounces around even more lighting, and coupled with the three areas to relax in the lounge, chat the to chef, and enjoy a meal together, this area is surely the favourite, heart of the home hangout for the current family.

And surely they then go outside via the wall of glass bi-fold doors to the south-facing garden that will continues the options for socialising, this time at the alfresco dining patio or lounging on a garden sofa next to the bubbling, and very inviting, hot tub.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Dining zone at the end of the room



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Keeping the wall exposed brick adds a tactile and natural material towards the smooth surfaces below



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Bespoke wine cellar in the basement

Under the stairs there’s an intriguing staircase that leads down into a bespoke built, newly fitted wine basement, perfect for when you move your bottles into your new home along with your family and furniture.

The house spans four storeys and all have been lavished with the same thoughtful design and tasteful and timeless, elegant and exquisite interiors to ensure seamless flow, as well as a relationship between the old and new sections of the house.

The first floor is home to three large bedrooms including the master suite and the front plus middle bedrooms also boasting a luxury ensuite. The bedroom at the front can also add character via its bay window, the next bedroom can shout about its garden views, but it’s the master bedroom at the rear that can maybe claim star status.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

One of the five bedrooms — this is the front bedroom with the bay window



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Master bedroom at the rear is like a fancy, boutique hotel



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Master bedroom ensuite continues the luxury and includes a clever, space-saving sliding door

This principal bedroom can boast the same high-end interior design , including integrated lighting surrounding the bed, that’s created a haven of tones of neutral colours and layers of natural plus tactile fabrics that cocoon the space.

The master bedroom wing includes a separate walk-in wardrobe within the suite along with a glamorous ensuite that cleverly has a sliding, space-saving, frosted glass door to keep the space seamless, with no room needed for opening doors either within the bathroom or out in the corridor.

The second floor homes two more bedrooms and one ‘Jack and Jill’ ensuite that both bedrooms share with an access door each, so there’s plenty of space for all the family and a few friends to stay over too.



Cathedral Road dream home five bedrooms for sale £1.25m guide price Jeffrey Ross, Pontcanna

Luxurious and lovely interiors at the dream home on Cathedral Road

The handsome house with the plush, posh and pretty interiors is for sale with a guide price of £1, 250, 000 along with estate agent Jeffrey Ross, call their Pontcanna branch on 029 2049 9680 to find out more. And don’t miss the best dream homes in Wales, auction properties, renovation stories, and interiors – join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter , sent to your inbox twice a week.

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