This one was spotted back in 2017, but the 1930s Beech House art deco property in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands has just returned to the market.
It might just be a case of a change of agent. In all honesty I’m not sure as I haven’t followed its progress too closely since featuring last year. But I do know that it popped up as a new listing this month and as such, I think I should feature again.
That’s for numerous reasons. Of course, art deco properties are always popular, but some of you might have missed it or missed out when it first went up for sale. Perhaps your financial circumstances have changed since then? Hopefully for the better, as this still isn’t a cheap house, as you might have guessed.
Nothing much else has changed either. At least, since I last featured the place a year or so back.
Winner of a Design Award with Sutton Civic Society in 2017 for its renovation, the house does have a strong look, not least when it comes to the exterior and the black windows and railings, which contrast the clean white finish elsewhere.
The architecture itself is the art deco dream too, with so many angles and curves, topped off (literally) with that art deco essential of the roof terrace (recently re-felted). Fans of the style and the era will almost certainly fall for it. You can see why it won the award.
Where purists might disagree is when it comes to the interior finish of this one. Note that it has been renovated and I have no idea of the state of it prior to the work. There is every chance that the internal period features had long since departed this structure.
The agent describes the finish as a ‘perfect marriage of respect for the period and a modern twist with new technology for the demands of today’s living’. To be fair, I tend to agree as some of the bold colours and finishes perhaps cloud the issue a little here.
As ever, it is worth pointing out that the furnishings don’t stay and the finish of this one is entirely down to you. Nothing structurally affects the appeal of this art deco house.
The house sits in 0.3 acres of landscaped gardens and in a ‘much-coveted area’, with a pathway leading to an open canopy porch, leading into the entrance hallway with feature Italian stonework, art-deco wall lights and access to the main rooms on the ground floor, along with the stairway.
That ground floor space includes a garden study with access to the garage, the lounge with bay window, art deco fireplace, a sitting room with ‘original styled’ fire surround and the kitchen, with its specially commissioned units. Note that the kitchen is packed with premium appliances and has access to the large patio area via French doors. There’s also a utility and laundry room just off it.
Head upstairs and access the landing space, which in turn leads to the master bedroom with curve bay window and a refitted ensuite bathroom.
Beyond that are three further bedrooms and the family bathroom, again refitted. A door also gives access to a large balcony with views across the garden. Want more views? That’s fine, as the huge renovated roof terrace area with ‘newly commissioned’ railings is at your disposal.
I mentioned the gardens, but they are a selling point worth mentioning again, as is the double garage.
Back on the market, but without a price change. Beech House is still up for offers in the region of £895,000.