Residents of Sutton could be living like, if not royalty, then like mayoralty.
Apartments are now on sale in Royal Sutton Place, formerly the council house for the town, with asking prices of more than half a million.
The landmark Victorian building has been a fixture of Sutton since 1865 .
As the Royal Hotel it accommodated visitors in rather grand Gothic style.
By the early part of the 20th century it was being used as the council house and became the place where the births, marriages and deaths of the local populace were recorded.
Pictures in 1954 show that it had changed little in 100 years, though its grand central tower had been reduced to a similar roof height to the rest of the building.
Two years ago Court Collaboration took on the task of renovating this historic building, turning it into luxury apartments which combine the modern and convenient with the original and unique.
Fireplaces have been preserved in rooms where they were initially installed, heritage-style timber framed windows with decorative mouldings have been installed into existing apertures and classic cornice skirting boards and ceiling roses have been restored.
There are two apartments currently available at the residence in King Edwards Square.
One is a 1710 sq ft three bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the first floor.
The other is a 1495 sq ft duplex which is arranged over the second and third floor level. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Each apartment also has two allocated car parking spaces a short walk from the development. Apart from getting to live in an iconic building that resonates with the town’s history, residents will find it convenient for Sutton Park as it is situated on the north east edge of the urban park. The development is also only a short walk from the local amenities of Sutton Coldfield
The larger of the two apartments is priced at £575,000 while the other has an asking price of £550,000.
For more details call Fine & Country New Homes on 0121 285 5550 or look up www.fineandcountry.com .
AGENT: Fine & Country
TEL: 0121 285 5550
GUIDE PRICE: £550k - £575k