3 bed Town house (for sale) Key Hill Drive, Hockley, Birmingham B18

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Fine & Country - Mailbox
20 The Mailbox, Wharfside Street, Birmingham
0121 659 5652
First Published

28th Jul 2018

Last Published

22nd Sep 2018



  • Type: Town house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Set in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham City is this incredible unique, modern 1800’s metal worshop conversation. The conversion was carried out by the current owner to the highest specification including underfloor heating, Italian fitted kitchen tiles, Ted Todd flooring, Cararra Marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, aeg and neff appliances and 100% pure wool carpets. Outside there is a simply stunning and private roof terrace with re-enforced glass windows looking down on the open plan kitchen living rooms. Set away from the busy centre of Birmingham yet only a few minutes’ walk making this the perfect city centre dwelling. No chain.


Entering the property there is a bathroom to the left fully fitted with an old converted Singer Sewing Machine with a granite surface, also fitted with Cararra marble. To the right are the stairs leading to the first floor. Through the entrance hall and into the main open planning kitchen and living room. The kitchen is fully fitted with aeg and Neff appliances along with original restored work surfaces, instant boil tap and an induction top. This open plan room has Ted Todd flooring with underfloor heating. There is also space for your whitegoods to be neatly tucked away. This room has bi folding doors that lead out onto the lower deck of the outdoor terrace. Just off this room is a large double bedroom with its own fully fitted ensuite and access to the courtyard.

Upstairs there are a further two double bedrooms both with access to the roof terrace and one with its own ensuite. This floor is fitted with 100% wool carpets and also has a main bathroom.


Outside there is a courtyard from the main open plan living area, there is then a flight of stairs to the simply stunning private roof terrace with re enforced glass windows looking down back into the open plan kitchen and living room.


Set in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter just minutes away from Birmingham City Centre. There are a number of excellent bars and restaurants nearby. The Jewellery Quarter Train Station is only 0.3 miles away which runs directly to Birmingham Snow Hill.

Services To The Property

All mains connected

Local Authority

Birmingham City Council

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendor’s sole agents Fine & Country


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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Agents Notes

All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

Vendor Interview

20 Key Hill Drive is a unique, one-off urban development in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, offering an oasis of calm amidst the buzz of the city. The area, once renowned for its large concentration of jewellery manufacturers, is now being transformed into an urban village and hub for creative businesses, cool bars, restaurants and independent shopping, and indeed jewellers. The property, which dates back to the 1880s, has been made into a stunning home offering the best of modern living whilst honouring its heritage. Current owner Dino explains about acquiring the property in the early 1990s; “my father bought it as an investment from a metal smelter who had worked and lived in the building for many years – from the mid 2000s the place had been unoccupied and full of rubbish, then in 2016 I began the development with the end goal of making a unique home in one of the city’s most up and coming areas. It’s hidden and quiet and has become known as the Hidden House”.

The property is conveniently located 200 metres from the Jewellery Quarter combined train and tram station which offers quick and easy travel into central Birmingham, however walking is an easy option.

Please describe the qualities of the house and garden and why you have found them a pleasure: “The building is multi-level, with the front of the building at road level and the back elevated at around 60ft. The whole place has been respectfully renovated using quality materials and bespoke finishes”.

Please describe your favourite room in the property and why: “I love the kitchen area with its Herringbone pattern white Carrara marble and bespoke units. The bi-fold doors and handmade brick facade, which match the external bricks, make the transition between inside and out a smooth one”.

Please describe your favourite aspect of the grounds and surrounding area: “I especially love the downstairs courtyard which is enclosed on three sides, it’s very private and gets the sun all day. It features a large patio door, original brick walls and rooflights looking into the kitchen below. The neighbourhood is vibrant, yet once inside you can’t hear any noise”.

Please describe your most memorable event: “I went with my father when he first viewed it, we knocked on the door and the two sliding panels on the front of the building were opened by a man wearing a leather workers apron, he shook our hands and welcomed us in. As he turned around we realised he was wearing nothing but the apron – the process of smelting was clearly too hot for wearing clothes!”.

What will you miss most and why are you selling? “i’ll miss the serenity and calm of the place; its position is so quiet that I have to remind myself it’s in the city. It’s been wonderful to operate outside of a leasehold environment and have no committee issues and total control. Now completed, it’s ready to be lived in and loved”.


Local info for B18

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Property Value Data/Graphs for B18

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 49% £219,620 1.8 1.4
Terraced house 30.4% £125,727 2.6 0.9
End terrace house 6.9% £177,850 2.3 1
Town house 3.9% £313,750 2.8 2.3
Studio 3.9% £100,374 0 1
Semi-detached house 2.9% £204,983 3.7 1
Other 2% £115,000 2 1
Detached house 1% £199,950 1 1

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£31,900 20.9%


Current Asking Prices in B18 Average: £184,558

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £299,975 (2) £109,544 (26) £173,882 (14) £226,667 (3) £290,000 (2)
Flats £165,985 (17) £196,844 (27) £474,075 (6) - -
All £180,089 (19) £154,018 (53) £263,940 (20) £226,667 (3) £290,000 (2)

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