Are you a budding pop star? Fancy yourself as the next Adele or Ed Sheeran? Then Norton Grange might be your dream property.
Why? This stunning detached Victorian country residence in Knowle – one of the most prosperous suburbs in the West Midlands – comes complete with its own professional recording studio.
Don’t worry about disturbing the neighbours with your rendition of Stairway to Heaven, though, for the house, which lies behind automated gates, sits in just over five acres of grounds.
It’s fair to say that you need rock-star type deep pockets to enjoy the benefits of Norton Grange – it’s on the market for over £5.8 million.
Unsurprisingly, you get a lot of property for your money.
It not only encompasses the beauty of the Victorian architecture, but also epitomises modern-day deluxe standards with surround sound systems and a home cinema, plus an outdoor heated swimming pool and a range of buildings that house a gymnasium and wellness centre with steam, sauna and treatment rooms.
It’s a home created with entertaining in mind and there is even a large wine cellar with racking and cabinets, plus a vaulted drinks storage area.
The house is also big enough to accommodate a large family, with the main property boasting eight bedrooms and four reception rooms, and stretching to a cavernous 8,343 sq ft of living space.
The reception hall offers the first hint as to the quality of the home, with its premium limestone flooring.
The principal reception rooms lead off the hall and include a generously proportioned drawing room, which is elegant, with deep windows that overlook the garden. Concealed home cinema equipment is fitted at the one end, making it perfect for entertaining friends and family.
The library/study is fitted with oak panelling made by bespoke designer Mark Wilkinson and there are French doors that open out to the terrace and walled water garden. The ground floor also accommodates a further study and dining room that opens on to a loggia.
The impressive kitchen is fitted with Mark Wilkinson cabinets and has a range of Gaggenau appliances, plus a central island.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a sitting area with an open fireplace, a generous breakfast area and double French doors that open on to the south facing terrace.
And what house isn’t complete without a separate coffee making and preparation area and walk-in refrigerator/cold store?
The ground floor also has a boot room, with doors to the kitchen, an oak-panelled snooker room with underfloor heating and surround-sound system, separate cloakroom, utility and further store rooms.
All eight bedrooms are on the first floor, all of which come off an impressive landing that has built-in book shelves and central ceiling lantern, providing natural light.
The south-facing master suite comprises a number of rooms – the main bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe with cedar-lined wardrobes, a dressing room with walnut panelling and cedar lining, as well as a deluxe bathroom with a free standing bath, large walk-in shower, his and hers wash hand basins, bidet, and separate WC compartment.
The other bedrooms are well sized and four overlook the gardens.
The second bedroom also has en-suite facilities and there are two additional family bathrooms, plus a laundry room.
The outbuildings comprise a wellness centre, including a gym with fitted mirrors, treatment room, sauna, steam room with mood lighting and fitted cloakroom.
Adjoining the complex is a garage block, which has underfloor heating and is ideal for vintage car enthusiasts. On the first floor is a large apartment, with vaulted open-plan living space with kitchen, shower room and bedroom.
Next to this is the professional recording studio, which has a 24-track Solid State Logic mixing desk.
Other outbuildings include a gardener’s office and kitchen, and plant and equipment room.
The external areas of Norton Grange are as breathtaking as the interior. The gardens are south facing and are mainly laid to lawn and have been professionally landscaped. There are mature trees, borders and walkways and seating areas where you can enjoy the views.
A kitchen garden has vegetable beds, a soft fruit cage and a Victorian-style greenhouse with underfloor heating, staging and a separate hot zone for propagating. Next to it – and behind some hedging – is a ‘solar’ farm.
For the ultimate relaxation, there is an illuminated walled water garden with pool, waterfall, raised timber decking and stone terrace.
And when the sun shines, there is a terrace with outside heated swimming pool and solar cover. There’s no need to run in the house to get changed as a pool house has changing rooms.
Whether you plan to entertain or to relax and get away from everyday stresses, Norton Grange offers the perfect opportunity to live the rock star lifestyle.
Agent – John Shepherd Collection
Telephone – 01564 783866
Guide price – £5,850,000