Raise a glass to the good old US of A. The design of this truly stunning glass bar in this Victorian house in Edgbaston was taken from the Night Hotel in Times Square, New York.
It is illuminated by coloured lighting, adding to its ice like effect (see main front cover image).
It makes a striking contrast to the decorative coving and ceiling rose of the granite floored games room which is a highlight of the house.
The exceptional design isn’t the only thing that impresses about this property in Woodbourne Road, which has 10 double bedrooms and four reception rooms.
This handsome and imposing house has been extensively extended, redeveloped and updated by the present owners, amalgamating state of the art technology with elegant original features to dynamic effect.
The original Minton tiled floor in the reception hallway has been painstakingly restored, as have other features that have been retained such as the fireplaces, Victorian coving and refurbished sash windows.
State of the art technology in the house includes Cat 5 cabling, integrated Bose music sound system, LED Lutron Homework lighting, Sky and Cable throughout.
The property is automated and can be controlled from every room by an iPhone and/or iPad app or by remote control.
It is also fitted with a commercial alarm system and includes CCTV throughout.
On the ground floor of this three storey family home is a splendid reception hallway with access to a cloakroom with toilet and basin.
To one side of the hallway there is a dining room with bay window at the front and character fireplace.
On the other side there is a sitting room with bay window to front and another impressive fireplace. Behind this is a family room with solid oak flooring, bay window overlooking the back garden and a fireplace.
Double doors lead from the latter into the games room and bar which is complete with a commercial ice machine and fridge, and beer on tap, making it perfect for parties and family gatherings.
At the end of the central hallway, the lavish breakfast kitchen is another example of the high quality of the technology that has been installed. It is fully equipped with all the latest Miele appliances and includes two dishwashers, a gas fired Aga and coffee maker.
A splendid conservatory unites the living space and the expansive back garden.
Additional rooms on the ground floor offer practical spaces and include the butlers pantry, utility and guest cloakroom.
Original brick stairs lead down to a fully tanked cellar.
On the first floor there is a superb master bedroom with impressive en suite and a stunning balcony which is great for relaxing with a drink in the evening. It also has a dressing room.
There are five further bedrooms on this level, two with fireplaces and all of them with en suite shower or bathrooms.
The second floor has three bedrooms. There is a bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. There is also a kitchen/diner which has a shower room and toilet off.
The combination of the rooms means it could make a self-contained suite.
Outside the exterior of the property beautifully compliments the interior.
To the front there is an impressive long sweeping brick driveway and off road parking for several cars. Mature shrubbery and trees provide screening from the road.
There are two spacious Henderson electric double garages and side iron gates to both sides providing secure access to the rear.
At the back there is a landscaped garden. Stone paving leads to a well-manicured lawn with a variety of well stocked flower beds and borders with mature shrubbery and trees.
There is an individually designed pond and shed.
AGENT: Fine and Country
TEL: 0121 746 6400
GUIDE PRICE: £2,250,000