I’ll let you into a little secret. We spent an awful lot of time doing random searches for interesting houses, most of which come to nothing. But today, we discovered this gem – Meadow Rise house in Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
It blows us away, not least because the period 1960s exterior is matched by a period interior. Exposed brick, wood panels, stone fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, wooden ceilings, period radiators, period lighting, built-in furniture – it’s all here and more. It genuinely is a house that needs preserving.
The agent gives very little away in terms of heritage, only that it was built in the late 1960s and is sat on a plot of 0.84 acres. There must be a named architect behind this, which the homeowner will almost certainly know if you press for the information.
For your money, you get that extensive single storey house and all those features, with accommodation including a reception hall, a concealed cloakroom, a drawing room, a solid retractable screen that leads to a study and a dining room (which can be screened off from the drawing room), a kitchen, a side hallway with WC, laundry and informal sitting room, four bedrooms (the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room) plus an integral garaging, carport, storage rooms and extensive gardens.
Not cheap at £1,100,000, but a stunning place nonetheless.
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