Wall House successfully blends the many original features of a country period property with today's modern refinements to create a spacious and elegantly proportioned family residence of character and style. The property grants the owner the ability to run a business from home with a dedicated, well-equipped office sizeable enough for staff, exercise from home with a functional gym with sauna and tennis courts. With a paddock within the grounds, the ability to keep horses and of course, relax in the extensive beautifully landscaped and well-maintained gardens. There is a second floor which offers a standalone three-bedroom annexe apartment for flexible living accommodation.
The property has been sympathetically extended and luxuriously finished by the current owners with extensive refurbishment including the construction of a new east wing which forms the new office suite. There is planning permission granted and material works have commenced on the addition of a single storey building, located in the secret garden for use as a leisure complex which would include an indoor swimming pool, alternatively a standalone self-contained annexe depending on the needs of the new owners.
Notable modern amenities include a multimedia music system with Bower & Wilkins speakers which provide music around the house. The system can be adapted so that each person can listen to different music at the same time and the system is also wired to allow for music within the walled garden. This is accessible in every room of the house.
Of classically styled architecture, Wall House dates back to 1761 and incorporates a number of original features. The house is set back behind a walled frontage. A pillared entrance opens to an in and out gravel driveway flanked by sweeping lawns and specimen trees. The driveway extends to the rear of the house to the tradesmen's entrance and onto Market Lane.
The impressive open plan kitchen by Mark Wilkinson – described by the Sunday Times as the "Mozart of Kitchen Cabinet Makers" is accessed via the side hallway or the family room. Featuring beautiful hand painted maple units in grey with nickel ironmongery and white veined quartz and mirrored splash backs, as well as a wonderful oak signature circular island with cheese boards, granite worktop, and seating area for five. This kitchen is simply sublime!
Appliances include a Wolf 36-inch range cooker, Miele steamer oven, Miele microwave oven, Miele warming drawer, and Miele dish washer. There are two Kohler sinks with a Quooker water tap and two integrated larder fridge freezers. London lighting designers have arranged recessed lighting in the vaulted ceilings highlighting the original beams alongside mood lighting recessed into the walls. The kitchen also houses the original well to the property that can be viewed from a glass screen in the kitchen floor. The kitchen has a recessed wall television along with B&W wall speakers. The floors are white Carrera marble with underfloor heating. The second/prep kitchen (leading from the main kitchen/ diner), features white Carrera marble flooring, hand-painted wood wall and base units, Kohler sink, and mirrored splash back, along with Miele stainless steel hob and extractor fan, integrated dishwasher, and tumble dryer. The second kitchen also houses the central heating boilers and water heater.
The formal gardens at Wall House are stunning and are made up of a series of garden 'compartments' with stone and gravel paths linking the gardens together.
The walled garden terrace features a stone terrace including a chess board in the centre, stone balustrading, graveled pathways, 'Capability Brown' style planted borders, and specimen trees, as well as stone borders and a central fountain feature.
**For a detailed description of this beautiful property please refer to the brochure**
Lichfield 3 miles, Sutton Coldfield 7.3 miles, Birmingham City Centre 15 miles, M6 Toll 2 miles (all distances are approximate)
Wall is a sought-after Hamlet adjoining the village of Shenstone and the Cathedral city of Lichfield.
The nearby town of Sutton Coldfield provides an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, and schooling including Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and Highclare School. Purchasers are advised to check with the council for up to date school catchment areas.
One of the many advantages of the area is its location for fast communications to the M42, M6, M6 Toll, and Birmingham International/nec.
Council Tax Band: H
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||1.1%||£260,000||3||1|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||-||£235,150 (10)||£298,138 (32)||£531,348 (22)||£1,136,000 (5)|
|Flats||£154,975 (4)||£177,490 (10)||£350,000 (2)||-||-|
|All||£154,975 (4)||£206,320 (20)||£301,188 (34)||£531,348 (22)||£1,136,000 (5)|