Richmond road, Sutton Coldfield
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 receptions
- 3 bathrooms
A rare opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional, period family home in a highly coveted and central position. Reputably dating back to 1868 and therefore one of the oldest properties in the Tudor Hill area, this four storey treasure on Richmond Road exudes opulence and grandeur at every turn and occupies an enviable plot with impressive established gardens to the rear. Only moments away from Sutton Park's Town Gate this landmark property offers nearly 3,000 sq.ft of faultlessly presented accommodation arranged over four floors, stripped back to bare brick by the current owners. The ground floor comprises two formal receptions rooms and a Minton tiled hallway, the lower ground floor has been converted in to a showpiece contemporary living space with kitchen dining and living areas in addition to the more functional shower room, utility, rear hallway and two store rooms. The upper floors boast attractive landing spaces, a principal bedroom suite with dressing room and shower room, luxury family bathroom, four further bedrooms and a separate lavatory. All finished to the most exacting of standards. The external qualities of this stunning family home are equally as impressive with two raised dining terraces leading down to an established formal garden with sweeping lawns and woodland areas extending behind neighbouring properties. There is also private off street parking, landscaped fore garden and an elevated rear balcony.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the impressive nature of this historic property.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
A rear lobby offers a 'tradesman's' entrance option instead of the formal hallway on the ground floor. Accessed from the side of the house and being more accepting of the coat and shoe storage requirements of the modern family and benefiting from those important functional rooms such as a shower room, utility and two large storage rooms. This then leaves the rest of the lower ground floor to be occupied by a individually architect designed cutting edge modern family space. A glass and steel addition to the rear of the property adds to the contemporary impact of this room, seamlessly linking the house with the dining terraces and rear garden. The kitchen itself is dominated by a large island and boasts a wide selection of integrated appliances, quartz worksurfaces and an integrated sound system. A tiled floor continues in to the dining area which in turn leads to the living area with high level TV aerial and sound bar connection and glass double doors opening to the rear. A seriously impressive contemporary space. Underfloor heating throughout the lower ground floor.
A wonderful contrast is drawn from the cutting edge design of the lower ground floor compared to the historic charm and elegance of the ground floor. The Minton tiled floor of the hallway and the elegant staircase rising to the upper floors creates a wonderfully formal entrance with partial panelling to the walls, original cornicing and high skirting. The two reception rooms are beautifully presented with wide plank flooring, new sash windows, ceramic log living flame fires and fitted Neville Johnson furniture to the family room. There is also a glazed door to a decked balcony overlooking the rear garden.
Dominated by an opulent principal bedroom suite with a walk through dressing room and modern en suite shower room. There is also another impressive double bedroom with exposed floorboards and another bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle.
There is a separate lavatory on the half landing and then three good bedrooms with interesting layouts and a range of funky storage/play areas.
The fore garden has been landscaped and terraced in an attractive way with Staffordshire Blue Brick cobbles and retaining walls to offer private off street parking. The 'real treat' though lies to the rear with a most impressive formal lawned garden. Two dining terraces with glass balustrade step down from the kitchen to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with established herbaceous borders and a wide selection of thriving trees, shrubs and flowering plants. A woodland area and also wraps around behind neighbouring properties to offer even further seclusion and potential.
Replaced double glazed wood effect sash windows throughout.
Integrated Sonos speakers in the Kitchen
Under floor heating in the basement (inc the kitchen) and in the family bathroom and ensuite
Clear Living Structural Glass Box