Arkade Property is honoured to present this prime example of Edwardian architecture set in what is regarded as Acocks Green's premier road. This immaculate, freehold, semi-detached property is both charming and spacious, boasting many of the building's original features but benefitting from tasteful, modern upgrades. Arden Road is well known for its classy, architectural qualities, developed in the Edwardian era. Some of the older properties date back to the 17th century and most of the late 19th and early 20th properties, produced by local architects, Williams and Boddy, still survive and were occupied by the wealthy with their live-in servants.
In keeping with the grandeur of the street is the property itself with, no less than three reception rooms, a modern, recently fitted kitchen, a utility room, a downstairs toilet, an outside toilet, ample storage space in the cupboard under the stairs and two further outside, brick built, storage rooms. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a storage room. In addition one will find large, well maintained rear gardens, double glazing to the rear of the property, gas central heating with a brand new Vaillant boiler, recently upgraded wiring and fuse box and lofty ceilings prevalent in properties of this age.
Acocks Green itself is a vibrant, self contained community, located between Birmingham city centre and Solihull. It provides excellent shops, local amenities and schools and the centre of the village is only a short walk from the property, as are Acocks Green and Spring Road stations. In addition the Warwick Road (A41), one of Birmingham's main arterial routes, runs parallel to Arden Road, thus providing easy access to Solihull and Birmingham centres, the M42, the NEC and Birmingham Airport.
FRONT GARDEN This area is block paved with attractive grey bricks and the drive is surrounded by brick built, dwarf walls. This area can provide parking for two motor vehicles. The block paved drive leads to the front door where one will find an attractive covered area with an original tiled base.
PORCH The substantial front door has a letter box, a spy-hole and yale and mortice locks. There is a glass window above the door and the porch area has the original tiled floor and painted walls.
HALLWAY Entry to the body of the property is via the imposing hallway which displays many of the original Edwardian features such as the tiled floor, the grand staircase and the high ceilings. The inner door has beautiful stained glass inserts and, in the hallway, one will also find two ceiling lights, one with an ornate ceiling rose, a smoke alarm, a radiator with a decorative cover, coat hooks and a wall mounted thermostat. Storage space is available in the large cupboard under the stairs.
MAIN RECEPTION ROOM 14' 3" x 12' 4" (4.35m x 3.76m) This room would not look out of place in a National Trust property and exudes charm and style. There is a feature bay window with stained glass inserts, overlooking the front of the property, an exposed wooden floor, white painted walls with attractive coving, a radiator, a ceiling light with a ceiling rose, a feature fireplace with a wooden surround, which has a gas supply available, sundry electric wall sockets and a TV point.
MIDDLE RECEPTION ROOM 11' 10" x 10' 1" (3.63m x 3.08m) This is another bright, spacious room as the dimensions suggest, with the ubiquitous high ceilings, white painted walls and the exposed, wooden floor. There are two, upvc, double glazed doors with a large, upvc, double glazed window above which lead to a side patio area and the rear garden, a ceiling light with an ornate rose, ceiling coving, a radiator, electric wall sockets, a television point and a telephone point.
UTILITY ROOM 4' 5" x 3' 6" (1.36m x 1.07m) This room has a wood effect floor and there is plumbing for a washing machine. In addition, the room offers shelving, a ceiling light, a sash window, overlooking the side of the property and one will also find a brand new, wall mounted, Vaillant, combi boiler, the electricity meter and the fuse box which was added (along with new electrical wiring to part of the property) approximately 5 years ago.
DOWNSTAIRS TOILET This is another useful addition to the property and an excellent use of a former cupboard. There is a tiled floor, painted walls, a ceiling light and a toilet with a space saving wash basin and tiled splashback.
REAR RECEPTION ROOM 11' 11" x 11' 5" (3.65m x 3.48m) This is another versatile room which can equally be used as a breakfast room or dining room. There is wood effect laminate flooring, white painted walls and a large bay window, topped with further translucent panes of glass. In addition there is a ceiling light, a radiator, and electric wall sockets.
KITCHEN 8' 11" x 7' 0" (2.73m x 2.14m) This is a recently modernised and ergonomically designed room with ample base units, topped with wooden work surfaces which incorporate an "old style" sink and mixer tap and there are tiled splashbacks to all wet and working areas. The floor is tiled and the non-tiled walls are painted white, there is a upvc, double glazed window overlooking the side patio area and a upvc, double glazed door giving access to the same. The units house an integral, Kenwood dishwasher, a four ring induction hob, with a tiled splashback, an electric oven below and a stainless steel, chimney extractor with three speeds and a downlight, above. Finally the room benefits from shelving, a ceiling light fitting and electric wall sockets. There is scope to extend the kitchen into the outhouses to the rear.
REAR GARDEN Access to this large garden area can be achieved via a wooden side gate which leads to a block paved walkway which, in turn, extends to a patio area to the side of the house as the same narrows. To the rear of the kitchen is a brick built outhouse which comprises three store rooms although one still houses the old outside toilet. There are close boarded fences or hedges along the boundaries and to the rear is a conifer hedge. The bulk of the rear garden is set to lawn with a concrete path to the side.
STAIRS AND LANDING As one enters the property, one is greeted by a rather grand staircase with wooden balustrades and bannisters. The staircase is carpeted as is the landing which benefits from a skylight, an electric socket, a ceiling light and off the landing is a store room with a grey carpet and a window overlooking the street.
MAIN BEDROOM 12' 5" x 11' 10" (3.79m x 3.62m) This is an excellently sized and bright room with a grey carpet, white walls and original windows with stained glass inserts and a white sill below, overlooking the street. The room also has an ornate fireplace, a radiator with a wooden cover, coving and electric wall sockets.
SECOND BEDROOM 11' 10" x 10' 1" (3.63m x 3.08m) This room, like the main bedroom, also has excellent proportions and here, one will find a grey carpet, painted walls, a upvc, double glazed window with a white sill below, overlooking the side and rear of the property, a ceiling light, a radiator, electric wall sockets and another fireplace.
THIRD BEDROOM 9' 8" x 8' 9" (2.96m x 2.67m) The third bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has a grey carpet, painted walls, a upvc, double glazed window overlooking the side of the property, a ceiling light, electric wall sockets and a radiator.
FOURTH BEDROOM 8' 11" x 6' 10" (2.74m x 2.10m) This room is situated in tandem with the third bedroom and, as such, can only be accessed from the third bedroom. It is located at the end of the property and provides nice views over the garden. It has a grey carpet, painted walls, a radiator, a ceiling light, electric wall sockets and there is a upvc, double glazed window to the rear.
BATHROOM 7' 4" x 6' 8" (2.24m x 2.04m) This is a most characterful room with a striking tiled floor, a bath with ornate taps and wall mounted shower with a class screen, a toilet, a wash basin set in a wooden cabinet with a large fitted mirror behind and a radiator. In addition there is shelving, a upvc, double glazed window with translucent glass and a wooden sill, fitted blinds, four flush halogen spotlights, a toilet roll holder, a towel holder, an extractor and the walls are fully tiled to the wet areas.
Arkade Property has been verbally advised that the property is Freehold but we would ask any buyer to check the tenure with his/her solicitor.
Mains electricity, gas, drainage and water are connected to the property. These have not been tested so no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested so no guarantee can be made that these are in working order. Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded.
DETAILS AND INFORMATION
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Arkade Property has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and do not warrant that they are in good working order. The prospective purchaser's solicitor must ensure that these are owned by the seller and not subject to hire purchase or other conditional sale agreement.
Arkade Property has not checked legal documentation and the solicitor should verify the tenure of the property and all restrictive and other covenants. Measurements and distances are approximate and for guidance only.
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