5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stafford Road, Lichfield

£750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • TASTEFULLY MODERNISED AND EXTENDED EDWARDIAN PROPERTY
  • Wealth of ORIGINAL FEATURES
  • BEAUTIFUL GARDENS to the rear
  • 2 receptions rooms and 5 bedrooms
  • *** NO CHAIN ***

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


SUMMARY
*** NO UPWARD CHAIN *** A beautiful EDWARDIAN home that has been TASTEFULLY MODERNISED whilst retaining a WEALTH OF ORIGINAL FEATURES. With BEAUTIFUL GARDENS to the rear, the home is IDEALLY SITUATED on a good route into Lichfield City Centre.


DESCRIPTION
A TASTEFULLY EXTENDED AND MODERNISED EDWARDIAN PROPERTY which retains a WEALTH OF ORIGINAL FEATURES. Accommodation briefly 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, guest bathroom, shower room and separate WC.

On The Ground Floor: 

Storm Porch 
with stone paved floor, 2 steps to front door, external lighting and wood panelled door leading into:

Impressive Entrance Hall 
a light and airy entrance hall comprising oak herring bone tiled flooring, ceiling rose with light fitment, partial oak pannelled walls, decorative coving, radiator, double glazed window to side, stairs leading off to first floor, understairs storage cupboard and doors leading off to:

Dining Room 16' 6" x 12' 2" max ( 5.03m x 3.71m max )
having feature fireplace with bespoke Edwardian surround and open fire, herring bone tiled flooring, ceiling rose with light fitment, decorative coving, picture rail, double glazed bay window to front, radiator and door to a storage room with oak panelled walls, quarry tiled flooring, radiator, double glazed window to side and ceiling light fitment

Lounge 19' max into bay x 11' 11" ( 5.79m max into bay x 3.63m )
comprising feature brick built fireplace with gas fire insert, herring bone tiled flooring, two ceiling roses with one ceiling light fitment, decorative coving, picture rail, double glazed windows to either side and radiator.

Snug 8' 9" x 8' 6" ( 2.67m x 2.59m )
with oak herring bone flooring, tiled flooring, ceiling spot lights, radiator and double glazed window to side

Side Entrance Hall 
having tiled flooring, double glazed door to side 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 8' x 6' 4" ( 2.44m x 1.93m )
a range of base and wall units with preparation worksurfaces over, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over, tiling to splashbacks, radiator, double glazed window to side, tiled flooring, airing cupboard, vaulted ceiling with spotlights and door to:

Guest Cloakroom 
comprising low level WC, tiled flooring, obscured double glazed window to side elevation and radiator.

Breakfast Kitchen 24' 4" max into bay x 18' 7" max into bay ( 7.42m max into bay x 5.66m max into bay )
a beautiful open plan breakfast kitchen comprising of a range of bespoke oak base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces over, centre aisle incorporating one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap over , tiling to splashbacks, space and point for Aga, vaulted ceiling, 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,

To The First Floor: 

Landing 
split level stairs leading to first floor landing having ceiling rose with light fitment, decorative coving, partial oak panelled walls, double glazed window to side, radiator, stars leading off to second floor and doors leading off to:

Master Bedroom 14' 2" x 11' 5" ( 4.32m x 3.48m )
having decorative coving, ceiling light, bespoke handmade fitted wardrobes, walk in wardrobe, central heating radiator and double glazed window to side elevation.

Luxury En Suite Bathroom 
comprising whirlpool bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and flooring, ceiling spot lights, radiator and double glazed windows to side and rear.

Bedroom 2 13' 7" x 9' 11" ( 4.14m x 3.02m )
with decorative coving, ceiling light, bespoke handmade fitted wardrobes, radiator and double glazed window to front

Guest Bathroom 
accessed via an oak door with stained glass window over and comprising of bath, vanity wash hand basin, double glazed window to front, radiator and tiling to walls and floors

Shower Room 
comprising walk in shower, vanity wash hand basin, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling light, tiled walls and flooring and obscured double glazed window to side

Separate W C 
comprising low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, half tiled walls, tiled flooring, ceiling light, radiator and double glazed window to rear

To The Second Floor: 

Landing 
having Velux window and doors leading off to:

Bedroom 3 9' 11" x 8' 11" ( 3.02m x 2.72m )
with double glazed window to side, ceiling light and radiator.

Bedroom 4 16' 8" x 10' 11" ( 5.08m x 3.33m )
having two double glazed windows to rear, Velux window, ceiling down lighters and radiator

Bedroom 5 9' 2" x 7' 11" ( 2.79m x 2.41m )
with double glazed window to side, radiator and ceiling light.

Outside: 

To The Fore: 
an easily maintained pebbled fore garden with display borders incorporating a wealth of shrubs and plants and block paved driveway providing off road parking for numerous vehicles

Rear Garden 
mainly laid to lawn with display borders incorporating a wealth of mature trees, shrubs and plants and paved patio area

Working Office 
having double glazed door to front with accompanying full height windows to side, two double glazed windows to side, three radiators, light and power points.

Vendor's 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 Wedgwood 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.

Vendor's Comments 
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 paintings 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 for hide' and seek' games

Vendor's Comments 
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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2: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.
3: The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4: Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
5: Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
6: Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.


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  • Shenstone (3.6 mi)
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  • Lichfield City (1.2 mi)
  • Lichfield Trent Valley (2.0 mi)
  • Shenstone (3.6 mi)
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