An exceptional, characterful 4th floor duplex apartment offering a well arranged, spacious living space extending to over 1600 sq ft situated in the much sought-after King Edwards Wharf development and benefitting from a secure underground oversized parking space.
This apartment aside from being very spacious is also flooded with natural light. A very high quality engineered broad walnut floor features throughout brilliantly set off against the polished concrete worktops and smoky grey Mobalpa gloss kitchen.
Gas Central Heating features throughout and given the ingenious layout and double length patio terrace this apartment is perfect for both living and entertaining.
Situation Sheepcote Street is located off Birmingham's famous Broad Street and is in a prime residential area close to Brindleyplace, the fashionable heart of Birmingham's business and leisure district where there is an abundance of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
As well as Broad Street and Brindleyplace, within half a mile of the property is the new Paradise Development which is under construction and represents one of the largest city centre developments in the UK. This will provide nearly 2 million square feet of high-quality buildings including offices, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and a hotel to be built in several phases over the next few years.
Birmingham's 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 King Edward's Wharf is a multi-award-winning development, comprising some 240 apartments split into two phases which are linked by an impressive pedestrian footbridge over the Brindley Loop canal. There are two landscaped courtyards and an open piazza as well as an onsite 24-hour concierge team, guest reception area, residents lounge, and Canalside business and conference centre.
This duplex apartment is located in the highly regarded Phase 2 part of the development and extends in all to an impressive 1609 sq. Ft. And offers a warm yet industrial themed living space spanning 2 floors. The very well laid out accommodation enjoys ample natural light to the principal rooms together with a delightful aspect over both the courtyard and canal ensuring sublime skyline views.
In greater detail this most remarkable property comprises:
Reception Hall having broad walnut flooring, entry phone and one radiator. There is a very large sized Utility Room situated off the hall which has a washing machine, more than adequate space for a tumble dryer, storage pantry, a laminate wooden floor and plenty of additional space for storage/drying of clothes. A further door leads into a very useful walk – in storage room which houses the boiler and Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder along with an ample storage should this be required.
The well-presented Bathroom can be found off the hallway and has a slate tiled floor, bath with shower facility, wash basin, WC, and chrome ladder style towel radiator.
Bedroom Two is conveniently situated across from the Bathroom and being a double, could easily be also utilised as a Study/Office. There is a twin sliding deep wardrobe and the aspect through the Juliet Windows look towards the very pleasant landscaped Courtyard.
The main Living Area is accessible from the reception hall via double doors and is an impressively proportioned room. The outlook from the Juliet Doors is that of the Canal and a very handy addition are blinds that have been fitted since these do not impede the opening and are also very easy to use. There is a cast iron style, silver painted radiator fitted and the exposed brick superbly features here too. Throughout the apartment there is a focus on being cable tidy and clutter free, and the trunking for the media here is all cleverly hidden away.
The layout of this room has been ingeniously thought out affording several dining and sitting areas. The furthest corner has been dedicated to reading and relaxing taking advantage of the four sets of tall glazed windows which open in bi-fold. Regardless of whether these are fully opened or not these fantastically offer an expansive, unfettered view of the City and really embraces Canalside living. Behind here a black and white full-length City Centre mural being several hundred images painstakingly stitched together is also featured providing a dramatic back drop.
The Kitchen leads off the living room where there is a very useful addition partially separating the Kitchen area this being the Breakfast Bar ideal for less formal eating. The Breakfast Bar cleverly incorporates additional storage should this be required. The Kitchen itself features a warm orange glass splash back that vibrantly contrasts against the polished concrete work top. These complement the overhead stainless steel extractor and the smoky grey gloss fronted Mobalpa designer wall and base units. There is an integrated fridge and freezer, and dishwasher along with a cda ovens and a Siemens combi microwave and grill and very useful hotplate warming drawer.
A formal Dining area is set out ideally close to the kitchen taking full advantage of the space saving nature afforded by the modernised staircase. This is a very desirable and rare upgrade to these apartments and the large toughened glass panels make the best of the plentiful light which floods the apartment. The stainless-steel handrail and painted dark woodwork carry on the industrial theme along with the 2 cast iron style, silver painted radiators also fitted in this area.
The Stairs from the living area lead to the Upper Floor Sitting Room where the accommodation is accessed by a long galleried glass landing. The landing is a fantastic flexible space, currently utilised as a secondary Living Space. Once again a cast iron style, silver painted radiator is fitted. This level offers access to the double length Patio Balcony/Terrace via a pair of sliding glass doors. The balcony itself has a rendered wall giving a sense of privacy yet affording sublime skyline views.
Returning back to the landing there is a well fitted, large Shower Room that includes a wash basin, and WC.
Further along the landing the Master Bedroom (One) is also accessible which is both spacious and bright and has a door leading off to a well-presented Ensuite Bathroom fitted with a very large walk in shower, wash basin, WC and glass mosaic tiled wall and Underfloor Heated floor. Within the bedroom there is also a large double wardrobe again with sliding doors providing deep storage and also a well thought out stud partitioned door which provides further hidden away storage should you require it ensuring the bedroom is clutter free.
Car Parking The apartment has the benefit of having one oversized allocated underground corner car parking space, secured by CCTV.
General information Tenure: We are informed that the property is leasehold for a term of 124 years from 2004.
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 £2,800.00 per half year. This covers the buildings insurance, and upkeep of the common parts. There is a ground rent per annum of £300.00. Nb service charge & ground rent information and budget forecasts should be checked by your solicitor prior to purchase.
Services: All mains services are understood to be available and connected. Heating is provided by Gas heating throughout. 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.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||2.1%||£231,000||3.2||0.8|
|Block of flats||0.4%||£330,000||8||0|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£110,000 (1)||£140,000 (6)||£181,508 (21)||£349,466 (19)||£335,995 (10)|
|Flats||£149,059 (68)||£223,498 (83)||£586,250 (8)||-||-|
|All||£148,493 (69)||£217,869 (89)||£293,161 (29)||£349,466 (19)||£335,995 (10)|