This Victorian house in Lyttleton Road, Edgbaston, should really be known as Church View.
It lies opposite the beautiful church of St Augustine’s in a quiet cul de sac in the suburb . It is also within half a mile of Edgbaston Reservoir.
A fine example of a 19th century residence, the three storey semi was built in the late 1890s.
It is set back beyond hedgerows and landscaped borders, but there is no hiding the decorative detailing above the windows and the pretty gabling to the roof, porch and garage.
A block paved driveway provides ample car parking as it sweeps up to the front of the house.
Inside the hallway there is a lovely Minton tiled floor and elegant archways.
The decor has been paired back in the reception rooms, allowing the original features to stand out. The front dining room has plank flooring and wooden panelling beneath the window.
There is also a handsome fireplace with marble surround, cast iron grate on tiled hearth and open fire.
At the back of the house the sitting room also has a superb marble fireplace. Wide French doors lead out to the delightful back garden.
The Minton tiling continues in an inner hall which leads to under-stairs storage, a guest cloakroom with toilet and a pantry.
In the generous kitchen/breakfast room there are quarry tiles to the floor, light wood base and drawer units with Tristone (Corian style) work surface, an electric oven, full height fridge- freezer and a four-ring gas hob set in stainless steel top with canopy-style extractor hood over. A gas Aga is set in a chimney recess while an original wooden dresser is ideal for displaying glass and china .
A half glazed pine door leads to the conservatory which has a utility area and space for relaxing and enjoying the garden.
A handsome staircase leads up to the first floor landing where there is access to bedroom three which has polished wooden floorboards and original cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and wooden mantel.
The family bathroom is also on this level and is very attractively presented with toilet, pedestal basin, bath with shower over and a linen cupboard.
Further along the landing are bedrooms one and two. The latter is currently being used as a sitting room and has fitted shelves above the original polished wood floorboards and a marble fireplace with cast iron gate, tiled surround and tiled hearth,
Bedroom one has another fine fireplace. The window to the front overlooks St Augustine’s Church. This room is served by a new private shower room with modern suite.
Up on the second floor there are two more bedrooms, both with ample storage and feature fireplaces that have inset cast iron horseshoe-style grates. These rooms are served by a shower room.
The landscaped back garden is a lovely finale to this house. From the conservatory there is a paved patio with semi-circular dwarf brick walling, planted flower beds and herb garden, beyond which is a pebbled pathway and seating area. A neat lawned garden has colourful flower beds.
A central wooden pergola with flowering climbing creepers leads to an attractive paved terrace at the side of the house with more climbing creepers, flower beds and inset fish pond.
There is a coach house-style garage with storage space above and Belfast-style sink.
TEL: 0121 427 1213
GUIDE PRICE: £600,000