Imposing and majestic, Shipton Road makes its presence felt immediately upon arrival. Built with high quality materials to a traditional design, even the handmade bricks and stylish soffits stand out in their unique shapes and colours. Traditional construction with a 21st Century attitude.
Park up to three cars easily on the paved driveway. Secure electric gates provide peace of mind for even the most every-day of tasks; leave the car door open as you ferry the kids, bags and coats indoors after the weekly shop, safely enclosed behind your own gates. The quality of this home resonates from the outside.
With lighting to the front and rear alongside security cameras, your home can be the refuge you deserve.
Step inside and immediately sense the space. With higher than average ceilings for a new-build, Shipton Road draws on the finest qualities of tradition to create a comfortable and inviting modern entrance hall.
Ahead, a returning staircase with glass balustrades leads up, a light and contemporary touch. Underfoot, quality grey laminate exudes a gentle warmth. Underfloor heating runs throughout the downstairs rooms and each area can be controlled independently, offering a cost and energy efficient approach to modern life. Ideal for the transition between seasons, when you don't want to heat the entire house - stay snug in the room you are in.
Immediately on the right, a pristine shower room, incorporating high-spec Duravit conveniences and Hansgrohe fittings.
Handsome cornicing embellishes the ceiling of the living room to the left, where a feature chimney breast coated in textured heat-resistant slate is fitted with a flush-fit television.
Centre stage, a show-stopping tunnel gas fire links the living room to the kitchen - providing warmth and light to both rooms at once. Rustic driftwood is encapsulated in flickering flames behind the glass, controlled at your convenience by a remote control.
Snuggle up with the family for movie night in this cosy yet spacious lounge, or pick out a book from the in-built, spot-lit shelving.
To the end of the hall, another spacious room awaits. Overlooking the green lawn of the garden beyond, will this be your formal dining room? Or perhaps you will create a snug for the children - a space where they can hunker down and play on the computer or build their Lego masterpiece. With a downstairs shower room and relaxing, private vistas, could this even be the ideal bedroom for a less mobile relative? Such a versatile space.
Follow your nose ahead and left to the truly mouth-watering, contemporary dining-kitchen.
Above, the vaulted, spot-lit ceiling creates such a sense of height, space and light, as it meets the stylish bifold doors at the rear.
Underfoot, misty-day high gloss tiles add a splash of soft grey to the white tones and are an exquisite conductor for the underfloor heating.
Shipped from Germany, high quality units and appliances line the walls, utilising every inch of space. Sleek, handleless soft-close drawers and cupboards ensure a streamlined and contemporary look. A Siemens worktop integrated extractor sits above the multi-burner Siemens gas hob, with a double Miele oven sitting to either side of the built-in Miele microwave.
Whether you choose to traditionally rinse the plates in the Franke double sink, with pull-out kitchen mixer tap, or delegate this task to the Siemens fully-integrated dishwasher; quality appliances come as standard in this kitchen.
Flanking the ovens to either side are an American-style fridge and freezer. Ideal for those who love to entertain.
Interspersing the contemporary spotlights, is an astrolabe-style pendant - a spectacular focal point - suspended above the central island.
To the other end of the kitchen, in the dining area, the reverse side of the living room fire tunnel can be seen, adding a cosy element to this summery kitchen in the winter months. In the height of the heat, the impressive bifold doors link this social kitchen directly to the porcelain slab patio and garden outdoors.
Enjoy breakfast coffee and croissant in the morning sunshine, it's so quiet here, apart from the chatter of the birds in the trees! The sun remains in the afternoon; so why not bring out the barbecue tongs and dine al fresco?
Time to explore the sleeping arrangements...
Sink your toes into the soft grey pile of the carpets as we ascend to the first level.
No more arguments over who gets the best bedroom; all the bedrooms at Shipton Road are spacious doubles.
To the front left, discover a sizeable bedroom, light and bright courtesy of the bountiful bay window overlooking the front. Attractive feature wallpaper creates an elegant feel, with classic coving overhead. Replete with TV points and spotlights, this room balances traditional cosiness with modern functionality.
Next door, another inviting and impeccably decorated double bedroom awaits, with both bedrooms serviced by the luxurious family bathroom, located across the landing.
Push open the oak veneer door to the bathroom to discover a deep, centrally filling bath, perfect for that golden 'you' hour of foam-filled relaxation. As with all of the bathrooms at Shipton Road, the family bathroom is dressed in the finest fixtures and fittings courtesy of Duravit and Hansgrohe, including a large walk-in shower, floating sink and WC. The mirrored cabinet features touch sensor lighting, with a shaving point concealed within.
Enjoy your very own self-contained suite at the rear of the home, where two windows overlook the quiet garden. Best of all, in addition to a large en-suite shower-room, there is a spacious dressing room too.
Take the stairs to the uppermost level, a bonus level with a multitude of potential uses.
An enormous 'l-shaped' bedroom could make for the ideal bedroom plus living room for an older teen, perhaps one returning from university and seeking their own space. The porthole window is a quirky bonus. Also on hand on this penthouse level is a stylish en-suite with a glass-screened shower, a walk-in storage area and a fully-wired utility room that could be used as a kitchen, office or study.
Whether you utilise this space as your own work den, guest suite or even laundry level, the options are endless.
Nestled so close to Sutton Park - one of the largest urban parks in Europe - it's still nice to enjoy the peace and privacy of your own garden.
Beyond the bifold doors of the kitchen, a spacious patio offers plenty of room for tables and chairs when party season is in full flow. Invite friends and family round for barbecues that linger on into the evening; you've got the space, and the privacy.
Watch as the kids frolic on the dewy green lawn; there are even borders for colourful shrubs and flowers.
Quite simply put, this is a garden to enjoy and entertain in. Hassle free, treat it to a weekly mow in the summer months and feel free to get involved in the borders if you like to indulge your green fingers (there is also a contemporary metal garden shed in which to stash your tools). But ultimately - just like the rest of the house - this is a garden that is self-sufficient; happy to take care of itself for the most part and enjoy the company of you and your friends when it's time to light the barbecue and make merry.
Out and about
Location, location, location. In such close proximity to some of the best schools in the area, this home is ideal for families.
Maney Hill Primary School, rated Outstanding by Ofsted is only a few minutes' walk away, while for secondary-aged youngsters, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is only ten minutes away. Bishop Vessey's Grammar school can be reached in a 20-minute walk while The Arthur Terry School is also close by.
Enjoy family days out to Sutton Park where you can row the lakes and bike around the cycle paths.
Treat yourself to a refreshing pint at The Horse and Jockey or at the Sutton Coldfield Brewhouse and Kitchen - lauded for its home-brewed beers.
For dinner out, why not head to Quinto Lounge, Pizza Express or Nandos? All within a 15-minute walk, in the town centre of Sutton Coldfield.
Return home refreshed to your efficient, immaculate and modern family home.
Also with a ten-year warranty, it's just one less thing to worry about. And that's really at the heart of what this home offers, convenience, comfort and peace of mind.
We look forward to seeing you at Shipton Road soon.