6 bedroom semi-detached house for saleFrederick Road, Edgbaston
Withdrawn from Market £890,000
A handsome Grade 2 Listed period town house, set in delightful west facing gardens of just under a quarter of an acre, whilst situated in an exclusive cul de sac in a most popular residential area of Edgbaston, on the renowned Calthorpe Estate.
The property provides some 3,419 sq. ft. (317 sq. m.) of living space, and comprises a central reception hall, shower room and cloakroom, two principal reception rooms, kitchen and a family/breakfast room. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms, a family bathroom and cloakroom, and on the second floor is bedroom 6 and a loft room. Garden store/garage and delightful part walled west facing gardens, all set within approximately 0.22 acre.
SITUATION Frederick Road is a quiet and exclusive cul-de-sac in the heart of Edgbaston, close to Five Ways and within easy reach of Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately a mile to the north.
In addition the City Centre offers some of the best shopping in the country. The famous Bullring Shopping Centre contains over 140 shops including one of the only Selfridges department stores outside of London and the exclusive Mailbox development, which is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.
Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the International Convention Centre, with its superb conference facilities and the world-renowned Symphony Hall, home to one of the leading orchestras in Europe. The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Hyatt and Marriott Hotels and numerous brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops are all to be found there.
Edgbaston itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. Nearby Five Ways is the target of huge investment, providing a new supermarket, shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops all within walking distance of Frederick Road.
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. They include Hallfield Preparatory School, West House School, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient, as is Harborne Junior School.
Five Ways railway station is only about half a mile away and provides a regular service to and from Birmingham's main New Street Station.
DESCRIPTION 35 Frederick Road is an elegant Grade II Listed semi-detached family home, believed to originally date from circa 1850. The property offers a handsome stucco faced elevations, all predominantly set beneath a pitched slate roof, and with relief offered by sash fenestration and imposing chimney stacks.
The well-proportioned accommodation is predominantly set over two floors, and whilst currently in need of some modernisation and refurbishment, offers a wonderful opportunity for an incoming purchaser to create a superb family home. The house enjoys excellent levels of natural light with many large sash windows, and retains numerous character features to include splendid open fireplaces and exposed timber flooring to the two principal reception rooms, picture rails to a number of rooms, as well as a principal staircase with a fine curved mahogany handrail.
THE ACCOMMODATION The entrance porch has a part obscure glazed front door with fanlight window over, leading into the central reception hall. An attractive staircase rises to the first floor, whilst access is gained to the two excellent principal reception rooms, a cloakroom and a separate shower room. The sitting room has a fine sash window to the west facing rear aspect with window shutters, timber boarded flooring, and a feature central open fireplace with tiled inserts, hearth and a fine marble surround. The front dining room has an exposed timber floor, sash window to the east facing aspect with window shutters, and an open fireplace with a tiled hearth, inserts and a painted timber surround.
The breakfast kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, Aga, part obscure glazed door leading onto the side access, and a useful pantry cupboard with a small window facing north.
Off the breakfast kitchen is a family room, with a sash window with window shutters, to the south facing aspect, a quarry tiled floor, and a wood burning stove set within a quarry tiled fireplace recess.
A staircase rises from the reception hall up to the first floor landing, which in turn leads off to the principal bedroom accommodation. There are 5 bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a separate WC located on this floor.
On the second floor is bedroom 6, with access into the good size eaves space, and a separate loft room off the landing, presently providing most useful storage space.
OUTSIDE The property is accessed from Frederick Road onto the front driveway, with access down to the store/garage (former cellar), and with a separate path leading up to the front door of the house.
The most delightful part walled gardens are situated to the west facing rear aspect, with an extensive and private seating terrace, situated directly to the back of the house. There is paved a brick outbuilding, providing a number of useful garden stores, and a side access with a magnificent mature wisteria on the south facing boundary wall, whilst a secure gate leads through back onto the front drive.
Beyond the rear terrace is a central lawn flanked by deep well stocked borders, and leading up to a delightful fish pond and summer house. Steps continue up past an established beech hedge to the top garden area, with a further lawn, rockery and second fish pond, and with a tall brick wall to the far westerly retaining boundary.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.22 acre in total.
GENERAL INFORMATION Tenure: The property is Freehold. The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the Freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
Services: All mains services are understood to be available and connected.
Fixtures and Fittings: All fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars of sale are included in the asking price. All others are specifically excluded, but some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH. Telephone No: 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS.
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