NOT many things will have a bigger presence than Donald Trump in Southsea this summer.

But there’s a property on a corner plot that really stands out thanks to its size and decorative brickwork while the impressive roofline and chimneys involve no trace of a combover!

The house, Wilton Lodge in Queens Crescent, is in the area known locally as the Golden Triangle because so many facilities are close by. It is also in an area renowned for its spectacular Victorian villas but few can match it when it comes to kerbside appeal.

The house quite literally stands head and shoulders above its neighbours on the corner with Queens Grove. “There is so much to catch the eye it’s difficult to know where to start when pointing out its architectural gems,” says Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire, who are marketing the £1.625 million property.

“The decorated entrance pillars either side of the steps up to the Gothic arch front door stop you in your tracks while the heavy wooden door within the arch just teases you to want to use the heavy brass knocker.

“The door opens to reveal a foyer with twin glazed doors leading to the elegant hallway stretching back more than 18 feet and with a stairwell rising 29 feet and overlooked by a landing serving each level.

“There’s also a door, currently closed off, to the lower ground floor which is a separate one bedroom flat with its own external side entrance off Queens Crescent, en-suite bedroom with shower, separate full bathroom, sitting room, dining room with an interesting curved internal wall, and kitchen with stairs up to the garden, plus a large store formed out of the former cellar.

“While the flat could be re-incorporated into the main house if desired, it doesn’t rob the residence of space, far from it. The house has an interesting layout on a variety of levels with dining and drawing rooms flanking the main entrance hall, the latter with a large square bay facing west and overlooking the garden on the corner with Queens Crescent.

“Double doors in the dining room open to the kitchen, from which a passage leads off to a breakfast room and further sitting room with French windows onto a Juliet balcony sitting above the 30 ft by 12 ft garage which has a staircase at the rear linking to the breakfast room.

“Everything about this house points to great use of space and the same applies to the bedrooms on the first and second floors. Each of the four is easily a double and both of those on the first floor have en-suite shower rooms. At the front on this level is a study positioned above the entrance hall and beneath a stylish bathroom with both a freestanding bath and shower cubicle serving the second floor bedrooms.

“This really is a fascinating villa, perfectly set up for modern living and providing an income thanks to the separate flat. It’s a real gem, and not just because of the decorative brick diamonds on its facades!”

Contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 023 93 277 277 or email