Mr Clarke thinks :
I can walk to work in less than 10 minutes. Perfect.
The Glasshouse is an immaculate two bedroom apartment, with it's own private parking space, in the popular area of Birmingham; a stylish open plan living home with a balcony overlooking Canal Square. To have such a tranquil space in the city is a real luxury.
The apartment is so well cared for so you don’t have to do anything before moving in. The hall leads to the front-facing entertaining, cooking, living and chilling space. Here you can a) kick your shoes off and jump onto the sofa to binge watch Netflix or b) lay the table, unleash your inner Michelin Star chef and get cooking in the kitchen - it has everything you need to host a dinner party. Either way, you'll fall in love with the underfloor heating throughout this home.
Mrs Clarke loves :
Catching the sunny rays on the balcony overlooking the Canal.
A unique feature is the floor to ceiling windows which flood the room with light and views across the city. The balcony is an extension to the living space and in fine weather you can spill outside and enjoy the privacy of living above everyone in the city. These full length windows add a lovely touch in the bedrooms too. Along the hall you’ll find the spacious, quiet Master Bedroom as well as your own en-suite. Bliss. Next door, the second bedroom is tranquil and has ample space for clothes and other bits.
The apartment is cleverly designed to provide everything you need for city living. You can really make it your own. It an oasis away from the busy day to day world.
The area is popular with first time buyers and renters. Canal Street is perfectly situated and is within easy walking distance to the City Centre, and some lovely parks. There is a secure entry system, which opens the communal door to the well kept shared internal areas.
- Three words : City. Centre. Living.
Our favourite part
Either the abundance of natural light or the views out towards the canal & city.
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
- Location -- The location is great. You're close to the City Centre and Brindley Place.
- Kitchen Details -- Halogen hob, electric cooker, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer and washing machine.
- Sleeping Spaces -- The master bedroom has an en-suite, spacious, large windows looking onto Canal Square. The second bedroom has all of this, minus the en-suite.
- Parking -- Underground owned car parking space opposite rear entrance to apartment block.
- Technology -- Smart features, alarm system, broadband and great mobile coverage.
- Size -- 850 sqft.
- Tenure -- Leasehold 108 years remaining.
- Service charge -- £2,000 per annum approximately.
- Ground rent -- £150 per annum approximately.