5 bedroom detached house for saleStafford Road, Lichfield
Offers in Region of £775,000
- Extended Edwardian Detached Property
- Five Bedrooms
- Superb Kitchen
- Dining Room, Lounge, Snug
- Visitor Bathroom and Walk In Shower Room
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**** Five Bedrooms *** Superb Breakfast Kitchen **** A tastefully modernised and extended Edwardian property which retains a wealth of original features - the property in brief comprises of Grand Entrance Hall with Oak Panelling, Two Reception Rooms, Study, Snug, Utility Room, Guest Cloakroom, Superb Breakfast Kitchen, Five Bedrooms with Master having En-Suite Luxury Bathroom, Visitor Bathroom, Shower Room and Separate WC.
Storm Porch - Having stone paved floor, stairs rising to front door and external courtesy light.
Grand Entrance Hall - A surprisingly light and airy Entrance Hall in keeping with a property of this stature, it comprises of, wood panelled door to front, Oak Herring bone tiled flooring, ceiling rose with light connection, partial oak pannelled walls, decorative coving, central heating radiator, double glazed window to side elevation, stairs rising to first floor and understairs storage cupboard.
Dining Room - 5.03m x 3.71m max into bay (16'6 x 12'2 max into b - Having feature fireplace with bespoke Edwardian surround and open fire, Herring bone tiled flooring, ceiling rose with light connection, decorative coving, picture rail, double glazed bay window to front and central heating radiator. There is a door to a storage room with Oak panelled walls, quarry tiled flooring, central heating radiator, double glazed window to side elevation and ceiling light connection.
Lounge - 5.79m max into bay x 3.63m (19'0 max into bay x 11 - Having feature brick built fireplace with gas fire insert, Herring bone tiled flooring, two ceiling roses with one ceiling light connection, decorative coving, picture rail, double glazed window to one side and double glazed bay window to other side and central heating radiator.
Snug - 2.67m x 2.59m (8'9 x 8'6) - Having Oak Herring bone flooring, tiled flooring, ceiling spot lights, central heating radiator and double glazed window to side elevation.
Side Entrance Hall - Having tiled flooring, double glazed door to side elevation with accompanying full height windows to either side, vaulted ceiling with spot lights and doors off to Snug, Utility Room and Breakfast Kitchen.
Utility Room - 2.44m x 1.93m (8'0 x 6'4) - Having vaulted ceiling with spot lights and comprises of a range of base and wall mounted units with preparation work surface over, stainless steel one and half sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over, central heating radiator, double glazed window to side elevation, tiled flooring, tiling to splash prone areas, airing cupboard and door to Guest WC..
Guest Wc - Having low level WC, tiled flooring, obscured double glazed window to side elevation and wall mounted central heating radiator.
Breakfast Kitchen - 7.42m max into bay x 5.66m max into bay (24'4 max - A beautiful open plan breakfast kitchen with vaulted ceiling comprising of a range of bespoke Oak base and wall mounted units with granite work surfaces over, with a center aisle incorporating one and half sink with mixer tap over , tiling to splash prone areas, space and point for Aga, ceiling spot lights, double glazed bay window to side and double glazed patio doors to garden with accompanying full height window to either side, part tiled flooring with remainder being Oak Herring bone wood flooring,
First Floor Landing - Split level stairs leading to first floor landing having ceiling rose with light connection, decorative coving, partial oak panelled walls, double glazed window to side elevation, central heating radiator, stars rising to second floor and door off to Maser Bedroom, Bedroom Two, Visitor Bathroom, walk in Shower Room and Separate WC.
Master Bedroom - 4.32m x 3.48m (14'2 x 11'5) - Having decorative coving, ceiling light, fitted wardrobes, walk in wardrobe, central heating radiator and double glazed window to side elevation.
Luxury En-Suite Bathroom - Having whirlpool bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and flooring, ceiling spot lights, central heating radiator and double glazed windows to side and rear elevations.
Bedroom Two - 4.14m x 3.02m (13'7 x 9'11) - Having decorative coving, ceiling light, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator and double glazed window to front elevation.
Visitor Bathroom - Access through an oak door with stained glass window over and comprises of bath, vanity wash hand basin, double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator, tiling to walls and floors.
House Shower Room - Having walk in shower, vanity wash hand basin, chrome central heating towel rail, ceiling light, tiled walls and flooring and obscured double glazed window to side elevation.
Separate Wc - Having low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, half tiled walls, tiled flooring, ceiling light, central heating radiator and double glazed window to rear elevation.
Second Floor Landing - Having Velux window and ceiling light.
Bedroom Three - 3.02m x 2.72m (9'11 x 8'11) - Having double glazed window to side elevation, ceiling light and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four - 5.08m x 3.33m (16'8 x 10'11) - (Restricted head height) Having two double glazed windows to rear elevation, Velux window, ceiling down lighters and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Five - 2.79m x 2.41m (9'2 x 7'11) - Having double glazed window to side elevation, central heating radiator and ceiling light.
Front Garden - Easily maintained pebbled fore garden with display borders having a wealth of shrubs and plants, block paved driveway allowing multiple off road parking,
Rear Garden - Being laid mainly to lawn with display borders having a wealth of mature tress, shrubs and plants, there is a paved patio area directly outside the patio door in the breakfast kitchen.
Study - 9.40m x 2.74m (30'10 x 9'0) - Having double glazed door to front with accompanying full height windows to side, two double glazed windows to side elevation, three central heating radiators, light and power points.
Vendors Comments - The current house and study stand in the original land provided for the main building in 1910. That part of the house built at the same time was constructed by Robert Bridgeman as a wedding present for his daughter. Bridgeman was an internationally renowned sculptor and stonemason who established his own business in Lichfield in 1879. The firm specialised in ecclesiastical and architectural work, using wood, stone and alabaster and became family based, eventually being sold to Linfords in 1968, when it operated as Linford-Bridgeman.
There are many features of the original house which one would associate with a listed building without the complications attached to a preservation order. Above the oak panelling on the lower part of the staircase, for example, is a beautiful sculpture engraved in white alabaster. The fireplace in the central Lounge is a wonderful example of handmade brick making and composition from the Edwardian period. Much of the oak panelling, around the house has clearly been salvaged from ecclesiastical work. The door and surround, to the visitors bathroom on the first floor, along with the stained glass window above, considerably predate the nineteenth century. It has all appearance, from the outside, of a confessional box. Inside it has been modernised in a way which does not conflict with its obvious antiquity.
The floors of both reception rooms are covered in carefully laid herring bone tiles made of piranha pine, reflecting Edwardian interest in South American discoveries. These were all discovered under carpeting removed by the current owners. They were all taken up, polished and re-laid, restoring them to there former colouring and grain.
The fireplace in the front reception room replaced a Wedgewood style plaster fireplace. It was discovered in Manchester and was dated as 1910. Like many such pieces it had been painted and cleaned. It is an excellent example of a hand chiselled and shaped Edwardian piece of stonework complete with a tastefully carved piece of decoration. It stands on a stone base made to measure at Leek excavation site. The chimney is cleaned and the whole piece is operational.
The two first floor bedrooms have wardrobes and other wooden fitments all made by a skilled carpenter, using American oak, at the request of the current owners. There is an En-Suite bathroom to the master bedroom which can be used as a luxury bath and it has a spa facility. All the wall tiles are hand carved from marble and some have a discreet motif based on the painting in the Lascaux Caves. On the same floor there is a walk in shower which allows comfortable access for people living in or visiting the house.
The three second floor bedrooms have been restructured and provided with central heating.
What is referred to as the study was built prior to the purchase of the house by the current owners. However they did arrange for the current front door, windows, central heating and bookshelves to be installed along with new lighting. Its use of distressed brick works well in the new context.
The extension to the house which provides the utility room and the kitchen was designed from the outside by relatives of the current owners. They also built it, insisting that it must not only match the earlier building, with the equivalent bay windows, but that it should match the pitch and design, eaves etc., as viewed from the end of the back garden hence the height of the kitchen and that it must use bricks that match the original house.
The interior of the kitchen was designed by the current owner. All of the wood is Oak and all cupboards were handmade. Equally the tiling around the Aga was the work of a sophisticated craftsman.
The path to the house has two sections of dry wall with a selection of interesting stones reflecting some ecclesiastical reclamation. There is a path along the right hand side of the rear garden which children love to play on, also with some interesting stonework. Children find the house and garden ideal fro hide and seek games.
The house is completely centrally heated with a three year old combi Boiler and is a warm house all the year round. There is also a spare tank in the drying room which provides reserve heating of water. The Turkish Stair Carpet, cut in one piece, replaces an exact reflection of the one it replaces which became worn, probably after many years. The new one was laid two years ago at great expense. The house has all modern facilities blending in with historically interesting features. In spring the old house becomes covered with ivy leaves which turn a deep red as autumn arrives. The front porch is a very fine feature with its stone paved floor and steps, stained glass, sloping roof and a solid, large red door.
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