Pass between the wrought iron gates and along the sweeping granite-stone driveway. Tuck the car away in the amply-sized garage to the left; space for everyone’s motor on this sizeable driveway, with a further granite-slabbed parking area to the front.
To either side of this driveway, illuminated by contemporary pedestal lights, fresh green lawn stretches to the boundaries, interspersed by tall and slender mature trees. Mirroring the main garage, to the far right of the house stands a second, smaller garage perfect for storing your lawn mower and garden furniture.
A suffusion of light creates a warm welcome as you step into the porch, which is entirely glazed to the front and side. Wooden double doors with multiple glazed sections lead through into the breath-taking entrance hall.
The ‘wow-factor’ stands before you, a solid wooden staircase extending up and out to either side. Surrounding this grand staircase, a polished herringbone Amtico floor stretches out. To the right, steps lead up to your lounge where a viewing gallery overlooks the hall itself.
Overhead, ornate coving is illuminated beneath contemporary spotlighting. Broad and inviting, this entrance hall swims in both natural and modern lighting, with partially glazed doors on either side offering tempting glimpses of your numerous reception rooms.
Follow the hallway to the left to discover a handy cloakroom and guest WC. Directly ahead a light, front-facing room awaits…your quiet and cosy study.
Take the double doors to the left from the main entrance hall to explore the true hub of the home; your contemporary culinary showcase.
Stylish, sleek and so spacious, the centrepiece of this kitchen focuses around the central horse-shoe island. Glossy black granite coats an amber-toned base unit, providing a plethora of drawers and cupboards for all your pots, pans and utensils.
Keep up with your celebrity chef idols; directly across from the breakfast bar, a television is mounted beneath glass display units.
High-specification integrated appliances surround you in this modern kitchen; including a Siemens dishwasher, microwave and double oven with plate warming drawer; Miele gas hob, single burner hob, induction hob and hot plate. Every epicurean’s dream kitchen!
Flush, built-in cupboards coat the walls, containing a multitude of cupboards for all your needs. Cleverly-positioned spotlighting ensures you can slice and dice to perfection, with added natural light flooding in from the wall of glass and multiple Velux windows to the far end of the open-plan kitchen-living space. There is even plinth mood lighting for that extra touch of sophistication.
OWNER QUOTE: “Guests tend to congregate here!”
Across the way, a television and gas fire add a cosy chilled out vibe to your family area. Lined by a wall of windows, with double-doors leading out to the front - perfect for letting in the summer breeze – enjoy some time with your loved ones in the heart of the home. Above, the ceiling gives itself over to the sky in the form of twelve deep-set skylights, allowing the light to flow.
For total relaxation, cross the entrance hall and take the steps up to the lounge.
Traditional and cosy, an elegant ceiling rose provides the backdrop for a candelabra-style chandelier. Tasteful pale, patterned wallpaper catches the light while coving runs the course of the room for that classical drawing room feel. Underfoot, more quality Amtico flooring with intricate patterning. Relax with friends and loved ones in front of the richly-carved fireplace. Through the large double windows to the front, look out towards the church garden and to the park and greenery beyond.
Feeling thirsty? Then why not head over to the bar. No need to pull on your coat though…not when the bar is your own.
Follow the flow of the home through into your own personal entertaining space. With your very own luxurious bar and dining area, friends and family will be angling for invites at every opportunity.
OWNER QUOTE: “There’s lots of space to mingle and at the end of the night, people tend to end up in the bar area.”
Take a seat on a cushioned stool at the sparkling charcoal bar and catch up with old friends. Self-service is the way forward, so mix yourself an Old Fashioned, a Cosmopolitan or simply pour a glass of fizz.
Ideal for pre-dinner drinks; next door is your open-plan dining area, brimming with light from the double Velux window above and French doors leading out onto the garden beyond for al-fresco feasting. Entertain, make merry and more importantly, make memories.
Neatly tucked back from here is your handy utility room. Stocked full of storage cupboards and fully plumbed for your washing machine and tumble dryer…keep the laundry and ironing out of sight and out of mind.
Take the staircase up to the first floor, where you emerge onto a wraparound landing. Neutrally decorated, with plush biscuit-coloured carpet underfoot, light flows in here from the large window overlooking the greenery outside.
Archways lead off to the left and right, to your two bedroom wings.
Are you ready to fall in love with a lighter way of living?
Welcome to the master-suite.
So light and spacious, the entire front wall of this bedroom is glazed, leading out onto your own private balcony. Take your morning coffee and croissant out here as you enjoy a moment’s peace and privacy at the start of a new day. Better still, end the day with a nightcap before retiring to your king-size bed.
Stash your treasured possessions in the built-in cupboards; richly-toned wooden units spanning three sides of the room and brimming with drawers, alcoves and mirrored wardrobes.
A unique oblong, fan-edged ceiling houses a five-pronged chandelier for added opulence. Spotlighting around the edges close to the wardrobes and mirrors offers practical mood lighting.
Explore your blue and white tiled en-suite bathroom. So spacious, a large corner shower, ornate hand basin and toilet are all part and parcel of this package, alongside an abundance of storage.
Next, discover your fifth bedroom, located to the rear. Perfectly private, with views out to the garden, being the only double-sized in comparison to the other four king-sized bedrooms, this is the cosiest and also comes complete with fitted wardrobes.
Handy for guests, next door lies the Mediterranean-style family bathroom. Fully tiled in sea blue and pristine white, soak away the cares of the day in your round Jacuzzi corner bath, beneath the mood-lit infinity mirror. Underfoot, grain-effect Amtico flooring stretches out in an eye-catching diagonal pattern. A mirror above the sink secretes additional storage for all your lotions and potions.
Along the landing, past the linen store to the right, discover your three additional bedrooms.
Overlooking the green front, find your fourth bedroom, a comfortable double, with yet more fitted wardrobes including over-bed units which provide an abundance of storage.
Also to the front, lies your third bedroom, a spacious double. Storage simply comes as standard at this home, with fitted wardrobes coating the walls beneath the intricate coving overhead. To the centre of the room, a candelabra chandelier cascades from an intricate ceiling rose.
Look closer, hidden behind what at first glimpse appears to be a walk-in wardrobe, discover another en-suite. Gleaming in white, with an iridescent band of mosaic tiles running along its middle, this spot-lit shower-room provides privacy and comfort for your guests. Storage is on hand in the mirrored cupboard above the hand-basin.
Finally, sneak a peek at your second bedroom. Looking out over the quiet green of your back garden and almost as large as your master suite, this room has a modern feel. Dressed in plummy tones with a silvery gold shimmer, overhead spotlights aid the natural light which pours in from two separate windows. A built-in glossy white dressing area offers storage with style.
Peep through into your large en-suite, with its corner shower unit, contemporary spotlighting and heated towel rail. The perfect haven for any teenage son or daughter.
Refresh and relax
In a house designed for entertaining, why not indulge in some ‘you time’?
Slip to the rear of the house to discover your fully-loaded personal leisure complex. With huge picture windows to ensure you can exercise whilst looking out onto the leafy sanctuary of your own garden, why not work up a sweat in your home gym?
Stylish Amtico flooring continues in here, with spotlighting overhead offering practical illumination for your endeavours.
For a more leisurely pace, alternate between the smooth, pebble-tiles of the steam room and the Nordic charms of the wood-panelled sauna.
Why not opt for sheer luxury and relaxation with a dip in the hot tub? Sink back with a glass of wine and watch the stars glitter beyond the Velux windows overhead. Bliss.
Outside, enjoy making memories with summer barbecues and family ball games on the large swathes of lawn. Enjoy an afternoon Pimms on the patio in perfect peace and privacy,
Out and about
Follow us for a taste of life in this sought after area…
Skirting the exclusive Roman Road estate, why not dust off your driver and book in for lessons at nearby Little Aston Golf Club? You are spoiled for choice, with Sutton Coldfield Golf Club a stone’s throw away in the other direction.
Families are well catered for; Hardwick Road is very convenient for the more exclusive local schools including Handsworth Grammar School - the school bus picks up just across the road. Queen Mary’s, Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Tamworth and King Edward VI Aston School are also close at hand.
Handy for commuters, links to the M6, M5 and M42 are nearby, while the local train station with its links to Birmingham is only a 15-minute walk away.
An abundance of amenities is nearby including a Waitrose local only two-minutes down the road. Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda can also be found in the vicinity.
Why not give yourself the night off cooking and take a trip to one of the many nearby restaurants? The Hardwick Arms and Delhi 6 to name but a few. For coffee and a catch up with friends, Sutton is teeming with coffee shops, many of which are in walking distance from home.
Whether enjoying family walks in local Sutton Park, trips to the Empire Cinema in Sutton, The Light Cinema or shopping excursions to nearby Walsall and Tamworth, at the end of another busy weekend, head home and gather together in your warm and welcoming home at Number Two, Hardwick Drive. It’s good to be home, when your home is as comfortable as this.