To be an owner occupier or to be a landlord?
That is the interesting question posed by Amesbury Manor in Moseley.
A wonderful example of the type of large Victorian properties that Moseley is renowned for, for many years it was home to the same family .
More recently, all that space (it has 10 bedrooms) has been divided up to create six flats.
These have attracted professional tenants and proved to be a good source of rental income for the house’s owner.
Now for sale as a whole at £1,500,000, it will be up to the buyer whether they continue with that arrangement, or if they open it all up again. refurbish it and enjoy it as a large, potentially rather grand, home.
The exterior appearance is relatively unchanged. It is a double fronted red brick house with mix of window styles stretching over three (visible) floors.
At the back of the house there is an enclosed balcony and a rather charming verandah. The interior is presently a mix of styles, with original Victorian features in some areas and modern fittings in others, particularly in the kitchens.
It even has a gym on the ground floor which potentially has the makings of a seventh flat.
The layout currently includes a communal hallway with fireplace surrounded by wood panelling.
There are two flats on the ground floor; one of them a two-bedroom, the other with one-bedroom. There is also a spiral staircase linking it to the first floor and the aforementioned gym.
On the first floor there are three flats; a two-bedroom, a one-bedroom (with balcony that has been turned into a sunroom) and a duplex flat with its one bedroom on the floor above.
On the second floor there is another two-bedroom flat and a large office space. The lower ground floor has a good-sized cellar that offers storage space. The house benefits from a big and well-maintained back garden. It is mostly laid to lawn with shrubs and trees to the borders giving it privacy.
There is also a raised deck partway down the garden that makes the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a sunny day.
Amesbury Road is one of Moseley’s more prestigious roads. It is close to the members only Moseley Park and Pool and only a short distance to the centre of the village. Moseley has recently been recognised nationally as one of the best urban places to live in the UK, thanks to its village feel, “Bohemian” culture and the period architecture of its large houses.
Its proximity to Birmingham city centre, Edgbaston’s schools and hospitals also make it an appealing place to put down roots.
AGENT: Fine and Country
TEL: 0121 746 6400
GUIDE PRICE: £1,500,000