3 bed Flat (for sale) Water Street, Birmingham B3

£850,000
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Robert Powell and Co
7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
0121 659 0195
First Published

22nd May 2018

Last Published

5th Jul 2018

 

Features

  • Type: Flat
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England

Description

A magnificent authentic loft apartment, set on the entire 2nd floor within a stunning select development of only 4 exclusive flats, and situated in a most convenient location within the Jewellery Quarter, close to the City Centre. This most spacious character loft is flooded with natural light throughout, and offers thoughtfully laid out living space, extending in total to some 3,239 sq. Ft. (301 sq. M. Excluding garage). The accommodation briefly comprises: Outstanding open plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (59'8'' x 35'5''), inner hall, cloakroom/laundry room, master bedroom with en suite dressing room and shower room. Bedroom 2, with feature roll top bath, and separate en suite shower room. Off the principal reception room is also a TV room and bedroom 3/study.

Tandem garage providing secure parking and storage.

Situation Viceroy House is situated in a most convenient location within the ever improving and ever popular Jewellery Quarter, and is located only a short walk away from the renowned St Pauls Square, with its array of bars, restaurants, cafes and local shops.

The City Centre offers some of the best shopping in the country. The famous Bullring Shopping Centre is only around three quarters of a mile away, and contains over 140 shops including one of the only Selfridges department stores outside of London and the exclusive Mailbox development, which is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The more recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. Ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.

Transport There are good links to the national motorway network, with excellent access to Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre. The A38 Aston Expressway is only around three quarters of a mile away, and leads directly onto Junction 6 of the M6, which is itself only some 3.9 miles distant.

Public transport by road and rail is also most convenient. Major bus routes into and out of the City Centre can be picked up nearby. The Jewellery Quarter Train is about just under half a mile away, Birmingham Snow Hill station 0.1 of a mile, and the superb more recently developed Birmingham New Street Station is itself only approximately half a mile away.

Description Flat 3, Viceroy House is a truly outstanding second floor loft apartment, offering superbly designed and well thought out living space, all set over the one level, and retaining the authentic character feel that has taken inspiration from the New York loft style of living. Viceroy House is a select development of only 4 bespoke lofts, reanimated and sympathetically brought back to life by renowned local developer Javelin Block, who are very well regarded for such high quality conversions in and around the Jewellery Quarter.

A lift provides access straight into the amazing principal living space of this stunning loft apartment (which is the only flat on the second floor), and there is an abundance of original features including exposed brickwork, steel columns and beams, exposed concrete ceilings and all set off by stunning industrial vintage style light fittings. There is an unusually high attention to detail throughout, and other notable features include under floor heating set beneath a splendid engineered wood floor, hand crafted bathroom fittings, Banham front door lock, Crittall windows with secondary glazed inner panels, and an individually bespoke designed zinc clad kitchen, fitted with a comprehensive range of high quality appliances and a practical large central island unit with extensive matching breakfast bar.

The living space extends in total to around 3,239 . (301 sq. M.), and offers beautifully appointed accommodation all set over the one level, which offers a great deal of flexibility and choice in how the space is utilized, and which comprises as follows:

Accommodation From the communal entrance hall, the flat can be accessed by either the industrial style staircase, or via direct private entry (with a coded key programmed just for this level) using the dedicated lift, which opens straight into the main reception room. This exceptionally spacious open plan living/kitchen area extends in all to approximately 2,000 sq. Ft. (185 sq. M.) and is flanked by large Crittall windows to dual aspects, which help to flood the room with natural light. There is ample scope for designated sitting/dining areas within this extensive space, and has the true feel of an authentic loft with its exposed brick walls, steel columns and beams, and feature exposed concrete ceilings, all set off by a quality engineered wood flooring (with the benefit of under floor heating).

The fitted kitchen area has a range of zinc clad kitchen units, with a large central island unit having a most generous size breakfast bar, and quality appliances to include Stoves range cooker, built in television, Smeg dishwasher, Siemens microwave oven, and 2 concealed base fridges and 2 separate freezers, as well as a twin sink unit with instant hot water kettle tap.

This principal reception room currently provides both formal and informal seating areas, a dining area, and offers a good deal of flexibility in how it is ultimately used.

An inner hall gives access to a cloakroom/laundry room, with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, as well as a Belfast sink, WC and useful storage cupboards. A separate store houses the pressurized hot water tank.

The impressive master bedroom suite is entered through an inner lobby/dressing area, leading off the inner hall. The bedroom is a generous size room, enjoying a fine south westerly aspect over the canal, and also has a store/wardrobe and additional storage/wardrobe recess. The bedroom is served by a superb en suite shower room, with underfloor heating, twin sinks, WC and a large walk in rain shower.

Located just off the main reception room/kitchen, is a cozy TV room, which leads directly into what is currently used as a study, but which could also easily be used as a 3rd bedroom if so required.

Bedroom 2, which enjoys a south easterly aspect to Livery Street, enjoys ample space for a dressing area and a feature roll top bath to the far end, the room extending to some 24'8'' in length. This bedroom is also served by a fine en suite shower room, with a large walk in rain shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Car Parking Flat 3 has the benefit of being able to securely park in its own private integral tandem garage, which can be accessed directly off Water Street. There is an internal pedestrian door from the back of the garage into Viceroy House as well, for added security.

General Information Tenure: (tbc). Flat 3, Viceroy House has the benefit of a share of the freehold. The annual service charge is currently just over £2,500 per annum. The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.

Services: All mains services are understood to be available and connected. The property is heated by way of underfloor heating.

Fixtures and Fittings: All fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars of sale are included in the asking price. All others are specifically excluded, but some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3SH. Regulated by RICS.

 

Local info for B3

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Property Value Data/Graphs for B3

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 94.1% £326,754 1.8 1.5
Town house 4.7% £508,738 3 1.8
Terraced house 1.2% £105,000 4 1

Area Information

Average Price Paid

£197,270

Sales

645

Current Average Value

£332,709

Value Change

£135,439 68.7%

 

Current Asking Prices in B3 Average: £332,709

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses - - £508,738 (4) £105,000 (1) -
Flats £170,578 (27) £328,831 (43) £744,439 (9) £695,000 (1) -
All £170,578 (27) £328,831 (43) £671,915 (13) £400,000 (2) -

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