Mr Clarke thinks :
This is the perfect set up for a live/work home
This extraordinary house in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has been carefully designed to celebrate the original fabric of the building with great honesty and style. Once a Silversmith's work shop, this lovely Grade II listed building is now a three-storey, three bedroom home in an exclusive courtyard development.
Whether you are a creative type in search of a cool live/work space, a high flying couple working on Colmore Row or a trendy downsizer looking for a pied a terre - you will appreciate the large spaces, original features, light-feeding windows, period industrial charm and great location. What's not to love?
The top floor is a vast, open plan living and kitchen space split by a central staircase. We can imagine standing at one of the three windows, drink in hand, looking out across Birmingham after a long day.
There are two bedrooms on the first floor. The Master suite has an en-suite shower room, dressing area and built in wardrobes. The second bedroom is a large space with lots of room for freestanding storage.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The natural light, vast spaces and cool location
On the ground floor there is the main bathroom with big bath tub and a shower. We love the exposed brick and relaxing vibe in here.
The other room could be used as a third bedroom but we have visions of it being set up as a studio for someone who works from home. It is a bright and inspiring space with room for a desk, a sofa and guests. There is also a great office style space built into the hall so you can work during the day and pull the doors closed to hide it when family pop over on a weekend.
Outside there is a communal courtyard space where residents often meet up for a beer and catch up.
- Style : Old silversmith's workshop with modern vibes
- Highlights : The top floor is a wonderful sociable space with incredible views
- Three words : Jewellery Quarter Living
Our favourite part
The light filled top floor... perfect for a party.
This city is not second best
Birmingham is hot right now. Businesses, small and very large, are flocking here, creative types are generating a buzz and independent shops, cafes and bars are on every corner. There are more Michelin stars than any other city outside of London and the mighty balti is brilliant. We Love Brum.
We also love a little fact so... Birmingham minister Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774. I suppose the city helping people breathe fresh clean air by having 571 parks totalling over 3,500 hectares of public open space (more than any other European city) and having the largest urban nature reserve in Europe is a pretty fitting tribute to the Mr Priestley. Ahhhh breathe!
Birmingham is enjoying a renaissance and it is easy to see why. There is a great feel to the city, employment is up, Grand Central Station is open and full of shoppers and commuters, the new Metro is nearly fully running and the place is alive with the sound of excitement. We Love Brum.
The Jewellery Quarter is surrounded by historic buildings harking back to an industrial age, there is a neighbourhood feel and a special atmosphere.
We love the Jewellery Quarter for its independent vibe and community feel.
The location of The Jewellery Quarter makes access to the CBD and City Centre quick and easy, with a short walk over the flyover (and a stop at Urban Coffee on Church Street). Conollys and Loki provide a plethora of wine selections and La Cuciana Rustica on Ludgate Hill just up the road serves the best Italian in town (in Mrs C's opinion).
The great thing about the area is that it is continuing to grow. The opportunities for businesses and homeowners to thrive is ever growing. The area is well connected for commuting, but also enables a work life balance.
"Birmingham has a great feel to it. There are loads of cool things to see and do, there is a vibrant community and the people are lovely. We Love Brum."
- Closest village/town: The Jewellery Quarter has a great neighbourhood feel
- Stores: The Bullring & The Mailbox will do some damage to your credit card
- Supermarket: Forget traditional, head to China Town for some great food
- Pubs: A pint at The Queens Head
- Walks: Along the beautiful canals
- Outside -- Communal courtyard
- Ground Floor -- Snug/Bedroom - 3.68m x 2.79m (12'1 x 9'2") | Office Area | Bathroom - 1.93m x 2.87m (6'4" x 9'5")
- First Floor -- Master Bedroom - 4.32m x 2.87m (14'2 x 9'5) with En-Suite Shower Room - 1.14m x 1.75m (3'9" x 5'9") | Bedroom Two - 3.68m x 2.84m (12'1" x 9'4")
- Second Floor -- Open Plan Living Room & Kitchen/Diner - 10.13m x 2.84m (33'3" x 9'4")
- Tenure -- Freehold
- Listing -- Grade II