The Great Churchyard, Bury St. Edmunds
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- **Open House - 02 December 2023 - From 10:30am until 1:30pm - registering in advance is advisable**
- Covetable coach house conversion in an enviable Cathedral setting & adjacent the glorious rose garden parterre
- This period quintessential English mews cottage is quite literally 'love at first sight'! Like a film set from the British romcom movie: The Holiday
A COVETABLE CONVERTED COACH HOUSE NESTLED AMIDST THE ANCIENT BENEDICTINE ABBEY GARDEN RUINS & CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC BURY ST. EDMUNDS
Discreetly concealed behind a solid gated vehicular entrance and arched pedestrian doorway, built into the architecturally acclaimed Cathedral precinct West Front restoration, you catch a welcome glimpse of what is to come. In the distance The Coach House glistens in the evening sun across a charming private residents cobbled courtyard.
Behind its handsome brick and flint facade, the detached property was in a truly dilapidated state prior to its first phase of renovations in the mid-90s. The current homeowners have since breathed new life into The Coach House: the transformation of a two-bedroom period mews cottage. Lovingly designed by Fred Grzyb, who is an Emmy award-winning costumier, having worked for the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet, and Jo-Ellen Grzyb, a keen gardener, writer, entrepreneur and founding director of Impact Factory whose clients include Chanel, Johnson & Johnson and Fidelity to name but a few.
The home is a reference point for cleverly conceived storage nooks and maximisation of habitable spaces. All the while dressed in timeless interiors that showcase the couples eclectic curated collection of art and antiques, accumulated along their travels and from having lived in various places across the globe. It was essential that the property would retain its period charm while accommodating modern day living. The result is a warm and cosy feel. Lighting sets the tone throughout. Of particular note is the volume and configuration of individual spaces. Open-plan, yet not quite so with its glazed room divisions. Lofty, yet cocooning with its gentle vaulted upper floor.
Moreover, wherever you are perched in the house, there are incredible evergreen views to the outside that provide endless vistas - each one a photo frame in their own right - with window heights set to levels that give complete privacy.