A handsome and most distinctive period home of outstanding quality, set in delightful landscaped gardens of just under 1 acre.Replacement of the majority of windows with timber framed double glazed replicas
Calthorpe Fields is set to the end of a highly regarded and sought after residential road within Edgbaston, on the well renowned Calthorpe Estate, and Frederick Road has a delightful array of Georgian and Victorian homes. This quiet cul-de-sac is within easy reach of the Five Ways Business Area and Broad Street, which links Edgbaston to the City Centre, and which itself lies only about 1 mile away. Recreational facilities include The International Convention Centre, The National Indoor Arena, and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Symphony Hall as well as numerous restaurants, coffee shops and other local amenities nearby.
Five Ways railway station is also only located about half a mile away, and provides a regular service to and from Birmingham's main New Street Station, itself only about 1 mile distant. Motorway access can be gained from either the M5 or M6 motorways, with Birmingham Airport/nec being only about 11 miles away.
This exceptional family residence offers beautifully appointed and spacious living space, set over two floors, together with extensive cellars, and extending in all to some 6, 200 sq ft (578 sq m). This fine period house, has over the years been altered and extended, whilst the present owners have substantially and tastefully improved the property with a comprehensive refurbishment, so as to now provide a superbly well presented home finished to a high standard throughout.
Works of particular note that have been carried out include the following:
Installation of a new gas fired central heating system
New cast iron gutters
Quality bespoke fitted kitchen
Superb sun room extension off the kitchen
Creation of large open plan living areas
The property has most attractive cream rendered and painted brick elevations, principally set beneath a pitched slate roof, and with relief to the south facing rear aspect offered by single storey projecting bay windows and a fine central porch. The house has an imposing frontage, which, including the garaging extends to some 120 ft (37m).
The principal rooms of the house enjoy a southerly aspect to the rear, and large windows provide excellent levels of natural light to the property. There are also many period style features, with a couple of splendid fireplaces, elaborate decorative plasterwork to ceilings and covings, oak flooring to a number of rooms and an elegant main central staircase with a fine mahogany handrail.
The current owners have reconfigured the ground floor layout, so as to create two impressively proportioned open plan rooms ideally suited for family occupation and entertaining purposes. In addition, the superb modern fitted kitchen opens out of the family room/dining room, with a sun room extended out to the back of it, so as to provide a most practical everyday eating/living space.
An entrance vestibule leads into the spacious reception hall, with a cloakroom off, and also continues into the fine inner hall, with an impressive principal staircase rising to the first floor, and delightful large leaded windows and French doors providing ample natural light.
From the main reception hall, ornate carved timber double doors open out into the formal drawing room. This exceptional room has a large south facing bay window, and two further windows to the westerly aspect, as well as a splendid oak floor, decorative ceiling plasterwork and central feature fireplace with a marble surround. This room flows into a less formal sitting room, which also enjoys a delightful southerly aspect over the rear gardens and door onto the rear terrace.
To the opposite side of the inner hall is the main living area of the house, where two reception rooms have been combined so as to create one very well proportioned room, comprising a dining and sitting area/family room, the entire extending to some 40ft in length. From the sitting area double doors lead to an enclosed courtyard, with a further door to a side hall, with access off to a utility room, secondary staircase, and through to the garaging.
The superb kitchen leads directly off the dining area, so as to be ideal for entertaining purposes, and has been fitted with a quality Charles Yorke bespoke designed kitchen. The extensive range of maple fitted base and wall cupboards are complimented by black granite worktops, and a central island unit with breakfast bar area, and an integrated wine rack. There are a number of quality appliances, to include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave, as well as a four oven Aga with double hotplate and additional double ring gas hob, with an extractor fan over. The travertine tiled floor has the benefit of under floor heating, with this room opening out into the sun room, providing a fine occasional dining/breakfast area, and floor to ceiling windows and double doors giving excellent levels of natural light, and access out onto the extensive rear terrace.
The good size cellars are presently divided into four main compartments, and offer great potential for conversion into additional living space if required.
On the first floor a landing radiates off to the 6/7 bedrooms. The magnificent master suite is a most spacious room with walk in wardrobes, large dressing area and served by a luxury en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. Three further bedrooms have en suites; with an additional two bedrooms and bedroom 7/study (bedrooms 6 and 7 are interconnecting and would also make an ideal nanny room and nursery, or his' and hers' study).
The property is approached from Frederick Road, through electronically operated entrance gates, flanked by substantial stone gateposts. The generous front drive provides parking for numerous cars, and access to the three interconnecting garages, which could provide garaging for up to 5 cars. There is a sizeable fore garden, fronted by a retaining wall.
The delightful gardens to the rear of the house are south facing, with an extensive paved terrace providing a fine elevated view of the gardens and beyond. Stone steps lead down from the terrace to a well stocked rockery to the main lawn, and with a rose bed to the side. There is also a well shaded side courtyard.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.9 acre (0.38 hectares).