I would describe this 1960s modern house in Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands as a house with a lot of potential.
But this isn’t some kind of time capsule from five or so decades back. Yes, there are original details still in place, but this is a house that has been worked on in the recent past. It just needs finishing or rethinking.
It sits on Mead Rise, described as a is a ‘quiet cul-de-sac’ and in an ‘exclusive residential area’ around three miles from the city centre.
The house is unmistakably 1960s in look and design and a good part of that is pretty much untouched. Not all of it though. As you can see, there look to be some new fittings, not least when it comes to the kitchen and utility and the bathrooms. Some fairly fresh finishes too throughout.
It’s as if someone has part-renovated the place. Whether some of the other spaces were left intentionally or not I can’t say, but there are some parts of this one that still have the original 1960s charm.
The agent has it down as in need of some ‘general updating’ and it is hard to disagree with the assessment. Take a step back, decide if you like the updates, look after the original finishes and create your dream home. It could be a special house with the right work and investment.
Talking of original details, the hallway with glazing to the reception is a great space, as is the page reception with wood-panelled wall. The bedrooms could be quite cool in a midcentury modern way too. But it will need a good eye and reasonable investment.
What you might not have to worry about is the glazing and the boiler, with modern uPVC double glazing and a modern gas central heating boiler already in place. That should shave a bit off the upgrade costs. But this is a good-sized house, so the costs elsewhere might mount up.
There is around 1,788 sq. ft. of ‘versatile’ space in this house as it stands, accessed via an entrance porch leading into that spacious reception hall with black and white checkered tiled floor, a cloaks cupboard with hanging space and drawers and a cloakroom WC with a shower. There is also a large pantry/store with fitted cupboards.
Full-height glass-panelled partition walls separate the hall from the two reception rooms. The first is the sitting room, a large through-room with window to the front and modern bi-folding doors to the rear as well as the feature wood panelling. The dining room has a black and white tiled floor, modern bi-folding doors to the rear and storage.
There is a serving hatch through to the kitchen which looks pretty recent to me. Yellow units, modern appliances, you know the kind of thing. Just opposite the kitchen is the utility room, which again looks recently fitted out.
The bedroom space is made up of two larger double bedrooms and two smaller bedrooms. The main bedroom has fitted wardrobes to one wall and a ‘Jack and Jill’ style en-suite bathroom (also accessed off the hall). The second bedroom is currently used as a study and has fitted shelving and filing cupboards.
Outside you will find a driveway leading up to a large integral garage with electric up and over door and direct pedestrian access into the house. To the rear is a south-facing garden with two raised terraces, rear and side lawn plus borders. A garden store is also adjacent to the garage.
£625,000 is the guide price if you fancy it.
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