Situation An extraordinary, bespoke 1st floor apartment offering a meticulously well thought out living space situated close to the much sought-after St Paul's Square area and benefiting from a secure undercover parking space.
The 5 very large double-glazed sash windows flood this apartment with natural light. The very high-quality engineered rustic oak floor is brilliantly set off against the exposed brick and black painted steel beams.
With a combination of Central Heating and Underfloor Heating, plenty of scope for sitting and dining and a kitchen built for entertaining this apartment makes for a wonderful opportunity.
Caroline Street is located off Birmingham's highly esteemed St Paul's Square and is fast becoming a prime residential area being close to the City Centre. St Paul's Square, the last remaining Georgian Square in the City is best described as a vibrant mix of artisan shops and boutique hotels spread amongst businesses and sought after with the abundance of award-winning bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Birmingham's main business district is a short walk away and the main shopping core is within a mile, including the superb Bullring shopping centre and the exclusive Mailbox development which houses many famous designer shops. Birmingham's New Street and Snow Hill Stations are also within approximately a mile and for those travelling by car Junction 6 of the M6 and Junction 3 of the M5 are within 3 ½ and 5 ½ miles respectively.
Description Sterling House proudly retains the facade of the former Thomas Walker factory, the former buckle maker and industrial pioneer. Sterling House is itself accessed via a brick built, covered walkway that leads to an impressive black varnished hardwood main entrance door. Upon entering the communal area, you are wonderfully welcomed by the exposed yet professionally sealed brick walls, handrails, balustrades and stair wells. The much loved and used communal courtyard featuring a very useful secure bike storage area, is also accessible from the ground floor.
Arriving at the first floor whether by lift or utilising the stairs this charming boutique apartment extends in all to an impressive 1003 sq. Ft that truly exemplifies loft living. The very well laid out accommodation enjoys ample natural light together with a delightful aspect overlooking Caroline Street.
In greater detail this most excellent property features well over 10-foot ceilings, high-quality engineered rustic oak flooring and comprises of:
A wide Reception Hall having 3 large overhead pendant lights, an entry phone, and a Nest control panel for heating that manages the centrally heated areas and fire alarms. The very large sized Utility Room is accessible from the hallway and features Underfloor Heating, a black vinyl floor, a good-sized Gledhill Stainless Steel pressurised hot water cylinder and an Iflo heating timer panel. There are also 4 spotlights overhead, a free-standing washing machine, ample space for a separate tumble dryer and plenty of additional space for storage.
The main open plan Living Area is also accessed from the reception hall and is impressively proportioned. There are 4 double radiators all painted in dark grey carrying on the industrial loft style theme. The layout of this room has clearly been cleverly designed, since this is currently being utilised at one end as a snug however being a versatile space there is more than enough scope for a second bedroom to be created within this space instead. The open plan Dining Area is located off the living area in front of the snug and features 3 very large double-glazed sash windows that have been painstakingly painted and which given their size uniquely afford a depth of character to the apartment as a whole.
The Kitchen is cleverly tucked away in the far corner and is accessed past the Study area and this also features Underfloor Heating. The kitchen is well fitted with pleasing light mocha, gloss handleless base and wall mounted units which contrast vibrantly with the contemporary, black Silestone work top and upstands and the black vinyl floor. The integrated appliances are by neff and feature an electric hob and 2 ovens, the first being a slide and hide oven and the second a microwave combi grill and oven all of which being integrated provide plenty of space when preparing and cooking food. A clear glass splash back perfectly complements the stainless-steel extractor positioned over the hob. There is also sufficient space for a tall, freestanding fridge freezer and a very good-sized Breakfast Bar is fitted diagonally opposite which is brilliantly illuminated by 3 overhead pendant lights.
Should you require it there is even more additional storage space accessed via the Kitchen and located over the Shower Room.
The very well-presented large Shower Room can be found off a curved wall leading from the Kitchen. It features Underfloor Heating and the painted white steel beam pleasingly carries on the industrial loft theme further contrasting against the light grey porcelain tiled floor. The very large walk in shower is a welcome touch, and there is a deep wash basin and WC with a high-level shelf providing further storage.
The intimately charming Bedroom is conveniently situated next to the Bathroom. There is a real sense of openness with the 2 large spaced out double-glazed sash windows. The bedroom also benefits from a double radiator and there is voluminous storage with a tall, deep triple sliding door wardrobe.
Car Parking The apartment has the benefit of having one allocated undercover parking space.
General information Tenure: We are informed that the property is leasehold for a term of 250 years from 2014.
The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
Service charge: We are informed that there is a service charge payable which is approximately £1,000.00 per half year. This covers the buildings insurance, and upkeep of the common parts. There is a ground rent of £299.00. Nb service charge & ground rent information and budget forecasts should be checked by your solicitor prior to purchase.
Services: All mains services except Gas are understood to be available and connected. Heating is provided by a combination of central heating supplied by the electric boiler and also 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, 30 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QZ. Regulated by RICS.
Published 04 February 2019
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