- SUPERBLY PRESENTED VICTORIAN RESIDENCE
- SET IN A SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION OF HARBORNE WITH OFF ROAD PARKING
- FOUR BEDROOMS, DELIGHTFUL REAR GARDEN, BASEMENT ROOM
- WITH SEVERAL ORIGINAL FEATURES RETAINED THROUGHOUT
A superbly presented terraced property in central Harborne. This house is spacious and light throughout and the particular thought and attention given to detail is most impressive. The property is set over four floors, offering flexible family accommodation and having two reception rooms, kitchen/diner, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, rear garden and useful basement.
This house has been thoughtfully enhanced with high quality fixtures and fittings and great originality. Many of the period features have been retained. High ceilings throughout the living accommodation give the property an air of openness. Both reception rooms have reclaimed pine flooring and original coving and central shutter doors, which can be used to open the two rooms into one, creating a superb entertaining space. The kitchen diner has an abundance of natural light flooding through due to there being two windows to the side, two "Velux" ceiling windows and bi-fold doors out to the garden, making this a fabulous family area.
The current owners have given most careful attention to detail in their choice of materials, using reclaimed articles where appropriate. As a result, they have created some unique features.
Accommodation is set over four floors, including a cellar, which is fully tanked, thereby offering potential for many different uses.
Lonsdale Road runs between Wentworth Road and Lordswood Road, therefore being very well-located for all local amentities. Harborne High Street is just on the doorstep with its excellent range of bars, award-winning restaurants and shops including both Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. Harborne Pool and Leisure Centre is within a minute’s walk. There are regular buses going to Birmingham City Centre with its huge range of shopping and entertainment facilities.
The Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre and Birmingham University are just over 20 minutes’ walk away and local motorway connections for the M5 and M6 are readily accessible.
There is a good choice of primary and secondary schools locally both in the state and independent sectors.
26 Lonsdale Road is set back from the roadway by a block paved driveway providing off road parking.
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FRONT DOOR Having fanlight over ceiling, and opening into porch area
PORCH Having meter cupboards, tiled floor, dado rail and original coving. Inner door having coloured glass leaded light panels leading to
INNER HALLWAY Having original Minton tiled flooring, radiator, dado rail, ceiling light point, and original coving.
FRONT RECEPTION ROOM 15′ 4" x 12′ 2" (4.694m x 3.727m) Having reclaimed pine flooring, double glazed sash bay windows, feature fireplace being reclaimed wood surround, and housing flame effect gas fire and slate hearth. Fitted shelving either side of the chimney breast, original coving, ceiling rose and ceiling light point. Shutter style doors with wrought iron shutter bars, which can be opened or closed offering flexibility for living and entertainment space.
MIDDLE RECEPTION ROOM 16′ 3" (Max) x 12′ 10" (Max) (4.957m x 3.931m) Having reclaimed pine flooring throughout, ceiling light point. Exposed original inset brick fireplace, housing a Clearview multi-fuel stove, set onto a brick tiled hearth. To the side of the fireplace is an inset pine cupboard, the door being reclaimed pine. French double glazed doors out to the rear. Doors leading to steps down towards the cellar area.
CELLAR 11′ 11" x 9′ 6" (3.649m x 2.901m) The cellar is fully tanked and has the benefit of an automatic pump. It is currently being used for storage but could be used for a variety of purposes, such as a den, office or playroom. Having a window with skylight to the exterior and recessed ceiling spotlights.
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM Having large walk in shower cubicle being fully tiled, having recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, and Mira shower. Low flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap over, and a most unusual and individual pebble wall. In addition, there is a heated towel rail style radiator.
Link walkway though to kitchen having recessed spotlights and porcelain floor tiles.
UTILITY ROOM 7′ 8" x 5′ 4" (2.354m x 1.645m) Having super-size Belfast sink with dual mixer taps over and useful cupboards underneath, part tiled to splashback areas, recessed ceiling spotlights and extractor fan. In addition, there is useful shelving and plumbing for appliances.
On the right hand side of the walkway is a hardwood door with double glazed panel and windows leading to back garden.
KITCHEN 23′ 9" x 10′ 8" (7.242m x 3.258m) Being flooded with natural light from side windows, two windows and bi-folding doors to the garden, this is a wonderful family kitchen and dining area. Porcelain tiled floor with underfloor heating, having a range of gloss fronted wall and base units, integrated Bosch double oven, five burner Bosch gas hob with extractor over and drawers below, Appliance space, inset Franke sink with mixer tap over, and integrated drainer built into the Corian work surface, double glazed hardwood windows to the side elevation, two "Velux" windows with automatic opening and rain sensors, dining area having further double glazed hardwood windows to the side elevation and powder-coated bi-fold aluminium doors to the rear and recessed ceiling spotlights.
Stairs rising to 1st floor accommodation
LANDING Being open to second floor having dado rail, "Velux" windows and two wall lights
BATHROOM 15′ 11" x 9′ 2" (4.862m x 2.809m) Being completely original and unique having a very spacious walk in shower with two glass walls, Fired Earth tiles to the walls, floor to ceiling, and a most original Fired Earth mosaic style tiled floor, shower with jet attachments and recessed ceiling spotlights. Amtico flooring to the bathroom area, radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights, two double glazed sash windows, one to the rear elevation and one to the side, both having opaque panels, airing cupboard, with shelves and housing the Worcester gas fired combi boiler. Inset bath having Fired Earth tiled surround, mixer tap over the bath and handheld shower attachment, wash hand basin with mixer tap over and vanity storage underneath, and tiles to splashback areas. There is also a heated towel rail style radiator. Access hatch to loft which contains the cold water tank.
BEDROOM ONE 18′ 1" x 12′ 7" (5.514m x 3.841m) A very light and airy room overlooking the front of the property, having two hardwood double glazed sash windows, ceiling light point and radiator
BEDROOM 2 12′ 11" x 10′ 5" (3.945m x 3.184m) Overlooking the rear of the property, having hardwood double glazed sash window, radiator, ceiling light point, feature fireplace, and useful cupboards built into the chimney breast. The cupboard doors are shutter style and have wrought iron shutter bars.
STAIRS TO 2ND FLOOR LANDING Being beautifully light due to the two Velux windows, Having original pine flooring and ceiling light point.
BEDROOM 3 12′ 11" x 10′ 5" (3.957m x 3.188m) Having feature cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, original pine flooring, two Velux windows, radiator, and ceiling light point. Useful built in shelving.
BEDROOM 4 18′ 0" x 12′ 8" (5.508m x 3.865m) Having two "Velux" windows and one double glazed UPVC window dormer style window, original cast iron feature fireplace with tiled hearth, original pine flooring, ceiling light point and central heating radiator.
Access hatch to loft.
OUTSIDE The garden can be accessed from the walkway, kitchen and the rear reception room.
Side area paved with stone slabs, gate through to passageway, which is shared access to the front, wall of original brick having trellises and flowers leading to dwarf wall and hedge.
The delightful rear garden enjoys a south-easterly aspect and there is a paved seating area then steps up to a lawn. The garden is planted with a lovely range of evergreen shrubs and flowers, including rhododendrons, Buddleia, wisteria, roses, rosemary and irises. At the rear of the garden is a paved area currently used for vegetable growing, having a shed, and raised beds. Fence panels border two sides.