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Homes with major star credentials
A GOTHIC-style Victorian villa in north central Oxford has been extensively renovated.
This house in Banbury Road, was designed in 1870 by Frederick Codd, who is described by Tanis Hinchcliffe in her book North Oxford, as probably one of the most interesting architects in the development of the area.
Arranged over four floors, it includes a kitchen/breakfast room, family room and two studies on the lower ground floor.
There are two formal reception rooms on the ground floor and four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first and second floors.
Other features include driveway parking for several cars and a good-sized back garden.
Another period property is 35 St John Street, a late-Georgian terraced house.
St John Street was built as a speculative development by St John’s College, with work starting in the 1820s and finishing in the 1840s.
Famous former residents include author JRR Tolkien, musician Thom Yorke of Radiohead and crime writer PD James.
The house includes a fourth-floor master suite with bathroom and dressing room, two more bedrooms, an extended sitting room, basement, back garden and parking permit for two cars.
The Banbury Road property is available to let, furnished or unfurnished, at £6,950 pcm while 35 St John Street is available to let unfurnished at £4,000 per month.
For more information on both properties, contact agents Finders Keepers on 01865 311011 or visit finders.co.uk