An extended kitchen has created an extra family room in this Victorian detached in a pleasant area of Moseley.
The five bedroom house, which is in Park Hill, still boasts many original features but the work at the back of the house is a welcome addition.
Here there is a bespoke, hand crafted Mark Wilkinson kitchen. It has oak cupboards and drawers, solid granite work surfaces, breakfast bar with inset enamel sink, integrated dishwasher, granite lined chimney recess designed for a range cooke and a solid oak larder with wicker basket storage.
At the end of the room is the dining/family space with glazed double doors to the side terrace, deep walk-in bay with double doors to the garden and a vaulted roof lantern above. Heating beneath the limestone flooring keeps the whole of the kitchen and dining area nice and warm.
The house is traditionally presented from the outside. It has three storeys and some particularly attractive windows. The most striking of these are in the entrance porch and hall. Above the stone archway of the front door there is a triple stained glass leaded toplight while next to it there is another stained glass leaded window in a stone mullion frame.
The hallway still has the original oak floor and a cast iron Arts and Crafts style fireplace and mantel.
There are more stained glass top lights in the walk-in bay window in the dining room and a carved oak fireplace and mantel with ornate cast iron inset and grate.
An elegant drawing room to the back of the house is also blessed with colourful feature windows and a large carved fireplace and mantel with marble inset and hearth. This floor also has a guest cloakroom and long side utility as well as access to the cellar.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two of them with ornate glass windows. Bedrooms one and two also have cast iron fireplaces and mantels.
A luxury bathroom contains a free-standing volcanic limestone Victoria + Albert bath, Villeroy and Boch toilet, Kenco rectangular basin with cosmetic drawer below, and a double shower cubicle with rainwater shower. There is also a separate toilet.
There are two more large bedrooms on the top floor, with sloping ceilings and cast iron fireplaces. One also has exposed beams and the potential to create an en suite.
A bathroom has a white suite with bath, basin and toilet tucked under a sloping ceiling. The abundantly stocked landscaped garden makes a grand finale to the house. It has a shaped lawn and side borders with a wealth of established flowering plants and shrubs. A raised paved seating area is flanked by more hrubs. To the side of the house is a secluded stone flagged terrace and entertaining area with fountain and brick barbecue.
AGENT: Robert Oulsnam & Co
TEL: 0121 449 4576
GUIDE PRICE: £699,950