There is a real sense of stepping back in time in this house in Ascot Road, Moseley, but in the best way.
The double fronted home dates back to the Victorian era and the owners have taken their cues from the past in styling the inside.
It is a very large house and every room is full of character and personality.
The entrance porch and vestibule both have Minton tiled flooring. This carries on into the reception hall which also has original cornicing to the ceiling, while a lower hall has a quarry tiled floor.
An attractive dining room includes a walk-in bay sash window to the front and a white marble fireplace and mantel with cast iron grate, tiled borders and hearth and coal effect gas fire.
The large drawing room is more than 22ft long with two sash windows to the front and a walk-in bay window to the back with double doors to the garden, The room has solid wood flooring and superb black marble fireplace and mantel with terracotta marble, cast iron inset and grate, tiled border and coal effect fire.
A breakfast room features a herringbone quarry tiled floor, stone fireplace and mantel with stone hearth and cast iron wood burning stove. It also has access to a large walk-in pantry.
In the fitted kitchen there are modern white units with tiled work surfaces over and integrated appliances that include a four-ring gas hob and extractor fan. It has space for a washing machine and for a fridge/freezer .
A cellar provides additional storage space.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms. The master has sash windows front and back, wooden floor and cast iron fireplace and mantel. Its en suite includes a shower cubicle, pedestal basin and toilet. Bedroom two has a walk-in sash bay window, cast iron fireplace and mantel.
In bedroom three there is an Art Nouveau style fireplace and mantel with tiled inset and hearth and cast iron grate and canopy.
An inner landing leads to the fourth bedroom and the family bathroom. The latter is fitted with a white suite that includes a free-standing roll-top bath with telephone shower attachment, pedestal basin, toilet and marble tiling to the walls and floor. A glazed stained glass window provides colourful illumination.
Up on the second floor there is access to under-eaves storage.
There are two more rooms on this floor. The largest has a sloping ceiling with exposed beams and cast iron fireplace and mantel.
The other room, which also has a sloped ceiling with exposed beam, could be used as a study.
Outside there is a courtyard that offers a secluded seating area with herringbone block paving and access to several brick built outhouse/garden rooms.
In the beautiful back garden, there are many points of interest including places to sit, gravel and blue brick pathways, an extensive lawn with a wealth of mature established trees and shrubs, central arbour with mature wisteria, lower lawn, rose garden and timber shed.
TEL: 0121 449 4576
GUIDE PRICE: £799,000