There is something almost TARDIS like about this period terrace in Greenfield Road, Harborne.
Walking beneath the archway and through the front door, it definitely feels bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.
That is down to the hard work of the vendors who have been busy extending and modernising it , creating space at the back and room at the top.
It is a Victorian era property and the owners have been mindful to retain authentic features, marrying them with contemporary fixtures in the kitchen and the bathrooms.
The house was built in the late 1800s and converted from a coach house and stable block.
At the front, a block paved driveway provides valuable parking space for two cars.
The open arched porch actually formed part of the old coach house. Entrance is through a handsome bespoke oak front door with leaded light-style panels and matching side windows.
Once inside, the hallway has wide plank oak flooring and a wood panel door with decorative glazed panels into the reception rooms.
A front sitting room has original sash window with wooden half blinds and a Contura wood burning stove set in an exposed brick chimney recess.
But the hub of the house is the open plan dining/family/kitchen.
A large, open plan room with wide plank oak flooring throughout, it has a dining/sitting area with fireplace that has a wooden pine surround and Morso gas coal-effect stove set on a slate hearth. A leaded light-style window overlooks the side courtyard.
Beyond this is the German-made fitted kitchen with white units and Corian work surface. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and a De Dietrich five-ring induction hob in the island unit with two pyrolitic cleaning electric ovens beneath. There is also a De Dietrich microwave oven in the matching wall units.
Storage includes full height cupboards, pull-out units, appliance space for an American-style fridge freezer and a broom closet.
Two double glazed sky lights and leaded light-style windows to the side keep it nice and bright.
Double wooden doors lead from the kitchen to the extended lounge which has square limestone tiles and Sunfold bi-folding doors looking over the back garden.
An understairs storage cupboard is plumbed for a washing machine.
A ground floor shower room has a white suite with toilet, basin on a vanity unit and a fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower.
Door and hatch access lead from the dining/family room to the cellar, which is the same size as the sitting room and provides excellent dry storage space.
There is a mezzanine floor level reached via a space-saving steep wooden staircase. It has wooden flooring, Velux double glazed roof lights and banister rails and is ideal as an occasional bedroom or study.
On the first floor there are three good-sized bedrooms, all with wooden flooring and wooden blinds to the windows.
The front bedroom has fitted cupboards in the chimney breasts and an antique cast iron fireplace.
In the family bathroom, the Victorian-style suite feels in keeping with the house’s age. It has a tub bath with claw feet and shower fitment, Heritage pedestal basin, toilet and fully tiled shower cubicle. An antique cast iron fireplace adds the finishing touch.
On the second floor there is a master bedroom with wide plank oak flooring, built-in airing cupboard and eaves storage cupboards. An access hatch leads to the flat roof of the dormer. Leaded light-style windows have café-style wooden blinds and excellent views over Harborne.
This room is served by a dressing room with plenty of fitted wardrobes and built-in storage and an en suite shower room with double walk-in shower, toilet and pedestal basin. Outside there is yet more accommodation – this time in the form of a pine cabin which could make an excellent gym, studio, study or play room.
The garden itself is south facing and has a patio of concrete railway sleepers leading to a lawn, a brick barbeque, decked footpath and further raised decked area to the back where the cabin is.
A paved pathway leads to the side where there is a shed, more storage, flower bed, mature trees, dwarf brick walling and colourful shrubs.
Locationwise, the house is in a choice spot that is within walking distance of the Harborne High Street.
TEL: 0121 427 1213
GUIDE PRICE: £650,000