Arkade Property is pleased to present this characterful and quirky top floor, one bedroom apartment set in a converted, Grade II listed building close to the centre of the Jewellery Quarter and within walking distance of the City centre. The property can be accessed via the listed staircase and benefits from a secure, allocated parking space, no less than two terraces facing the front and the rear, a large bedroom, a pleasing living area, a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom. In addition, there is double glazing throughout and the property is heated by electric wall heaters. In all, this apartment boasts approximately 58 square metres (625 square feet) of living space and is as large as many two bedroom apartments.
This is a fabulously located apartment, situated in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham's most desirable district. The magnificent frontage of the complex is listed and is fully in keeping with the locale which is now benefiting from substantial regeneration and extensive restoration while preserving the unique ambience of the area. The Jewellery Quarter has an interesting mix of shops and residential schemes and many of the buildings have been listed because of their historic significance. The apartment is a very short walk to St. Pauls Square, a lovely, green, Georgian square with bars, restaurants and the popular live music club, the Jam House. Broad Street and Brindley Place are also within walking distance and there one can find a number of bars, high quality restaurants and theatres, the Sea Life Centre, the National Indoor Arena, the magnificent new library, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The apartment offers easy access to the main commercial and shopping areas, the M6, Snow Hill Station, the Metro link and Grand Central Station and regular trains from here operate to London and Birmingham International for the NEC and Birmingham International Airport.
HALLWAY Access to the apartment can be gained from Great Hampton Street or from the pleasant, rear courtyard from which one can also access the secure, covered car park, where the allocated car parking space is located. The Grade II listed staircase leads to the top floor where one will find this unique apartment. This is the only apartment at this level of this section of the block which provides a great deal of privacy. The entry hallway is wide and spacious and has sufficient room for substantial storage units. There is a front door with two locks, wood effect, laminate flooring, painted walls, a ceiling light, an electric wall heater, electric wall sockets, a wall mounted fuse box and a smoke alarm. Finally this area has two double glazed windows and a door which gives access to the rear terrace overlooking the rear, communal courtyard.
LIVING ROOM 13' 6" x 9' 8" (4.12m x 2.97m) This is an attractive room with a double glazed window incorporating a double glazed door leading to the large terrace area which is 11.14 metres long and 2.01 metres wide and overlooks Great Hampton Street. This is a cavernous area, adding huge value to the apartment and where one could enjoy the open air while entertaining a considerable number of people. The living room also benefits from wood effect laminate flooring, painted walls, an electric wall heater, a ceiling light, electric wall sockets, television and telephone points.
KITCHEN 9' 5" x 8' 0" (2.88m x 2.46m) The open plan kitchen is to the rear of the living room and, being offset, creates a separate and distinct area. The kitchen is fully fitted with a stone effect, vinyl flooring, ample base and wall units with wood effect doors, a stone effect worksurface with a tiled splashback which incorporates a stainless steel sink and drainer with a chrome mixer tap, a four ring hob with a stainless steel chimney extractor above and an oven below. In addition, one will find electric wall sockets, a ceiling light, plumbing for a washing machine and a double glazed window overlooking the terrace to the front.
BEDROOM 14' 6" x 14' 0" (4.43m x 4.28m) This "L" shaped room provides a large sleeping area and a study or sitting area. There is wood effect, laminate flooring, painted walls, two double glazed windows overlooking the front of the property, electric wall sockets, a ceiling light, an electric wall heater and a television point.
BATHROOM 8' 10" x 8' 6" (2.70m x 2.61m) The bathroom has a tiled floor, painted walls which have been tiled to the wet areas, a bath with a wall mounted shower and a glass shower screen, a washbasin with a tiled splashback and a vanity light above, a toilet, a ceiling light, an electric wall heater, a shelf and a door leading to a cupboard which houses the hot water tank and the water meter.
Access to the apartment is from Great Hampton Street or from the rear courtyard. There is a bin collection area. One can get to the apartment via the stairs or the lift. The secure basement parking area is accessed via electronically operated gates.
This apartment comes with one secure, allocated parking space in the basement car park.
The property is leasehold with approximately 137 years remaining. The service charges are approximately £5,000 per annum (although a large portion of this is to build up the sinking fund) and the ground rent is £250 p.a. This information must be verified by the solicitor.
Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected to the property. These have not been tested so no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. The heating system is based on wall mounted electric heaters.
Fixtures and fittings
Fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested so no guarantee can be made that these are in working order. Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded.
DETAILS AND INFORMATION
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Arkade Property has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and do not warrant that they are in good working order. The prospective purchaser's solicitor must ensure that these are owned by the seller and not subject to hire purchase or other conditional sale agreement.
Arkade Property has not checked legal documentation and the solicitor should verify the tenure of the property and all restrictive and other covenants. Measurements and distances are approximate and for guidance only. Where dimensions are given for irregular shaped rooms, only MAXIMUM dimensions are given.
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