A beautifully restored four bedroom home on Station Road. A large and very lovely home.
60 Station Road is a comprehensively and tastefully restored three storey, four bedroom home. We love the downstairs with its large open plan kitchen, two sitting rooms and large, peaceful garden. Turn the key and walk into a shiny new home.
Station Road is the friendliest of places to live; neighbours are nice and say “hello”, you are one minute away from the bustling High Street where you can meet friends for a flat white, stock up on groceries and pick up a pretty bunch of flowers for the sitting room. 60 Station Road is surprisingly private and peaceful, when you close the blue front door, pop the shopping in the large entrance hall and stand in the big kitchen, you are in your own quiet place, miles away from the world outside.
The kitchen is the real hub of this home. It is a great family space, with dining area, lots of worktops for chopping on while the rest of the family mill around and sit at the table. The French doors and window over the sink provide lots of light and a wonderful view out to the long garden and large oak tree. The kitchen design is cool; a modern shaker style. Cream cabinetry with wood effect work tops, ivory metro tiles, four gas hobs above stainless steel oven, trendy tap and sink, beautiful laminate flooring and Little Greene paint on the walls make this room worthy of a glossy magazine.
There are not one but two reception rooms. The front sitting room is magnificent. The big bay window with original stained glass, high ceilings and 100% wool cream carpet make this room perfect for relaxing with family and friends or curling up on the sofa to watch a movie. The second reception room could be used for a variety of things. It could be a dining room, an office, a playroom, a TV room or a sitting room. Whatever it becomes it is a large space with lovely carpet and a window looking out to the garden.
Along the light-filled hallway you come to the downstairs cloakroom. The feature mosaic tiles and smart sink make it a great space. Around the corner there is space to stack a washing machine and dryer. It is all newly plumbed.
There is the all important under the stairs storage for the Dyson, shoes, coats and anything else that needs to be hidden.
Head up the stairs to the first floor and you are amazed with the size of the spaces. The landing is big enough for everyone rushing around on a morning. The bathroom is stunning. Double vanity units, bath, and shower. The mosaic tiling and Shirting Little Greene paint makes this room more like a luxury spa than a family bathroom. There is underfloor heating which can be set so your toes are toasty when you step out of the shower on a winter's morning There is even a bluetooth speaker in the shower head to sing along to.
The master bedroom is huge! Gorgeous wool carpets, lots of space, double glazed windows to keep the noise out. It’s the perfect place to get a restful night's sleep. The other two bedrooms on the first floor are doubles and have plenty of space for wardrobes.
There are new doors throughout the home, all walls are freshly painted, there is a new boiler, new flooring, new sockets and switches and all the works have been done to the highest of standards.
On the second floor there is another big bedroom. It is quiet because it is on the top floor and would make a great bedroom. Under the eaves area on the top floor landing has potential as a little sitting nook, or for built in storage units, it isn’t just wasted space.
Then there is the garden, and what a garden it is. It can be accessed via the side gate or through the kitchen. The newly laid lawn and new patio are just waiting for a garden party and barbecue. The North West aspect catches the early morning and evening sun from the uninterrupted South Westerly view. It’s sheltered by some large trees and it offers a blank canvas for you to design as you wish.
- Wow factor : The big open plan kitchen and two separate reception rooms
- Period factor : Lots of lovely original touches
- Green factor : A quiet and peaceful garden
- Cool factor : Hip and Happening Kings Heath
- Our rating : 5 stars
Our favourite part
The open plan kitchen. It’s flooded with light and it is the modern family dream to be able to have everything going on in the same big room.
The best thing about Kings Heath is all the lovely green open spaces.
What’s going for it? Kings Heath is the promised land. Indeed, before we all got aspirations about individual fulfilment through things other than a daily commute to nine-to-five jobs, suburbs such as this supplied everything most of us could dream of. The loveliest homes: late Victorian or 1920s, all period details and roomy rooms. The streets are broad and bursting with juicy trees. There are parks for toddlers and terriers to run wild: one, Kings Heath, all tea rooms and municipal borders; the other, Highbury, rambling and raggedy. Golf course? Of course. Good schools. The High Street is just the right side of humdrum. But Kings Heath has a wild side, too. A touch of bohemia is drifting in from Moseley. Da Heath is gathering a scene, since Laura Mvula waxed lyrical about her hometown in Green Garden. The magnificent Hare & Hounds has long let commuters unleash their inner mosh. But the flat whites are here. Before you know it, there’ll be craft beer and everything. Wonderful.
Well connected? The nearest train station is a 15-minute walk away in Bournville, with several trains an hour to New Street (15 or so mins). You won’t want for buses. By car, you can reach the city centre in 15 mins (er, without traffic), the M42 in 15 mins and the M5 or Birmingham Airport in 20.
Schools are top notch. Primaries: St Dunstan’s Catholic, Billesley, Kings Heath and Wheelers Lane are good, says Ofsted, with Woodthorpe Junior outstanding. Secondaries: Kings Heath Boys and Swanshurst (girls, mixed sixth form) are good. Queensbridge, with Wheelers Lane Technology College, King Edward VI Camp Hill boys and Girls outstanding.
We nipped into The Lounge to chat to some lovely locals... A fantastic, newly created Village Square hosts the monthly Brum Yum Yum street food fair and farmers’ market. The shopping centre is flourishing with quirky independent shops and cafes.
Flat whites, Yummy Mummies and Craft beer. This is the hippest place in Brum.
- Closest village/town: Moseley
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: There's a butchers, a bakers and we wouldn't be surprised if there was a candle stick makers!
- Supermarket: Asda is on the High Street
- Pubs: The Hare & Hounds is awesome
- Walks: Kings Heath Park is a great place to walk the labradoodle
- Double glazing
- New switches and sockets
- New flooring throughout
- New boiler
- North west aspect garden
- Sitting Room 12’ 4” x 12’ 3” (3.75m x 3.73m)
- Living Room 13’ 1” x 9’ 11” (4m x 3.03m)
- Kitchen 11’ 6” x 10’ 6” (3.51m x 3.20m) x Dining Area 7’9” x 7’8” (2.36m x 2.33m)
- Downstairs WC
- Master Bedroom 17’ 4” x 12’ 3” (5.29m x 3.74m)
- Bedroom two 13’ 4” x 11’ 11” (4.06m x 3.62m)
- Bedroom three 11’ 5” x 10’ 6” (3.47m x 3.20m)
- Bedroom four 15’ 2” x 11’ 8” (4.62m x 3.55m)