There are a ‘magnificent seven’ bedrooms in this £2 million house in Wellington Road, Edgbaston.
Woodfield is a fine example of one of the large, elegant mansion houses that were built during the Georgian and early Victorian eras and are now part of the Edgbaston conservation area.
This Regency mansion was built around 1820 and is now Grade II listed because its architectural importance .
Among its attractive and unusual features is a cupola built into the roof of the attached coach house in the style of a minaret, topped by an ornamental weather vane.
The hallway of the house makes a particularly decorative introduction to the property with its colourful plaster ceiling mouldings and parquet flooring, A wide archway frames the staircase and side hall while a further archway leads to the rear hall.
All doors leading off it have distinctive architraves with carved lions head at the top corners, brass finger plates and brass handles.
A reception room to the front of the house could be used as either a study or library. It has polished wood flooring, and enclosed book shelves on either side of the chimney breast.
In between is a tiled fireplace with wooden polished oak surround. There are windows to the side overlooking the woodland garden, one of them boasting the original wooden shutters.
In the dining room there is a polished wood floor and decorative cornicing to the ceiling. It has a sash window overlooking the garden with wooden shutters and wide fluted architraves topped by sculpted Egyptian Pharaoh heads. There is a handsome open Adam style fireplace with marble hearth and surround and classical style mantelpiece.
French doors with a fan light above and more architraves , sculptures and wooden shutters, provide access to the sun lounge. This room has arched windows all round and glazed doors to the terrace.
A side hall offers access to a fitted cloakroom with toilet and basin and access to a cloaks cupboard.
The principal reception room is the drawing room, which is big enough to have a sitting area and space for a desk or table.
It has polished wood flooring, ceiling cornices and large sash windows with wooden shutters that overlook the garden. A marble fireplace with open grate, marble slips and carved mantelpiece makes a focal point to one end.
A door leads from the drawing room to the kitchen and breakfast room.
The latter is a good sized room with ample space for a large table, wooden flooring and an open chimney breast looking through to the kitchen with units in the middle topped by a black granite.
Another archway leads to the kitchen which has York flagstone flooring and wooden units with black granite worktops. It has an inset Belfast sink, space for an American style fridge freezer, an integrated dishwasher and Britannia range.
An inner hallway just off the kitchen has a door to a butler’s pantry.
From the breakfast room an archway leads to a gallery style seating area or snug with views over the gardens.
There is also a secondary staircase and a door to a large laundry room, which forms part of the coach house.
There are three cellars in the basement, one with vaulted barrel ceiling.
On the first floor landing, one can appreciate the beauty of its domed glass cupola .
All seven bedrooms are on this floor. The master suite not only has a huge bedroom with fitted wardrobes and grey marble fire place and horseshoe style cast iron grate, it also has a dressing area with more wardrobes and a generous en suite with tub bath with claw feet and Victorian style shower, toilet, basin and cosmetics cupboard, and a fully-tiled shower cubicle.
Bedroom two has an original fireplace with cast iron open grate and marble inset with wooden surround. Its en suite features a panelled bath with shower over and an archway to a wash room with toilet and pedestal basin.
Bedrooms three and four both have fitted or built-storage and marble fireplaces with cast iron grates.
The family bathroom has a panelled bath with Victorian style shower, pedestal basin, toilet and period fireplace with ornate Victorian open grate.
Bedroom seven is situated in the original Coach House and provides an excellent bed/sitting room with its cast iron fireplace with gas fire and fitted storage. It has access to a walk-in linen cupboard.
A detached cottage in the late Victorian Gothic style offers more accommodation with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom.
A built-in garage and carport are suitable for parking or storage.
The grounds are a real bonus as they cover around an acre. There are formal and rustic lawns, herbaceous borders, shrubs and bushes and an area of private woodland.
TEL: 0121 427 1213
GUIDE PRICE: £2,000,000