A most impressive period semi detached family home with accommodation arranged over four floors, cared for but with enormous scope to improve, and located in the heart of old bowdon. 3903sqft.
Hall. Shower/WC. Three Receptions. Conservatory. Breakfast Kitchen. Seven Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Driveway. Garage. Lovely Gardens.
An enormously attractive, double fronted Period Semi Detached family home with extensive and versatile accommodation arranged over Four Floors, extending to approximately 4000 square feet and located on one of the most desirable roads in Bowdon for this style of property, approximately midway between Hale Village with its range of fashionable shops, eateries and bars and Altrincham, Town Centre, its facilities, the popular Market Quarter and the Metrolink. In addition, the property is within reasonable walking distance of both Altrincham Boys' and Girls' Grammar Schools.
Once known as Burying Lane then Bowdon Road, The Firs house was mainly in the ownership of an Italian merchant called Giuseppe di Robino Moro and subsequent descendants of the family over the years.
The Firs road as it is known today, was named after the house which still houses the remains of one of the original Fir trees that was cut down ages past.
The house from 1901 was the home of the celebrated virtuoso conductor Hans Richter, (an Austro Hungarian and champion of the composer Richard Wagner ) conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Halle Orchestra. The Firs still retains its original music room as once used by Richter, and still to this present day is a music room. There is also a commemorative blue plaque on the house.
The Firs also has been visited by many notable famous people in music and the arts such as Sir Edward Elgar, Bela Bartok, Grieg, David Fanshawe, Dame Gillian Weir, Thomas Pitfield, Adoph Brodsky, Frederick Cox obe, Sir George Bernard Shaw, Alfred Deller, John Ogden, Andrew Wilde, John Turner, Michael Kennedy, Sasha Johnson Manning, to name but a few, and was also the home of the soprano Honor Sheppard and husband Robert Elliott, eminent musicians and teachers at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Also, one notable visitor, was the great grandson of Hans Richter himself, also a conductor of the same name.
The Firs house is mentioned in many local study books and musical biographies.
The property has been well maintained during the sellers long period of ownership but would now benefit from updating and improving and as such offers enormous potential to add value.
There are many original features retained to include attractive windows, high corniced ceilings, impressive fireplaces and a spindle balustrade staircase rising through the floors.
The accommodation provides Three Reception Rooms to the Ground Floor, in addition to a Conservatory and Breakfast Kitchen and over the Two Upper Floors are up to Seven Bedrooms, served by a Family Bathroom with obvious potential to create additional bathroom facilities.
The Two Chamber Cellars offer enormous scope to convert.
Externally, there is ample off street Parking and an attached Garage.
The Gardens to the property are most attractive, being maturely stocked to front and rear providing screening from the road and offering excellent all year round privacy to the rear, with the rear Garden in particular having a large expanse of lawn onto a mature backdrop of trees providing screening.
This lovely Garden setting completes a really charming Period property in a truly first class location.