In these days of unending property shows and how-to TikToks, it’s difficult to find a doer-upper. So, to chance upon a large semi-detached property in a sought-after area that hasn’t been touched for decades is a real novelty.
The large four-bedroom, three-storey property on Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham is being sold by executors with a guide price of £190,000+. Stepping inside the semi-detached house is like stepping into a time warp, its packed full of period features including unusual tulip-designed ceiling roses and stunning stained-glass windows. The carpets look to be from the psychedelic sixties, while the wallpaper looks more original fifties. It is also a retro collectors dream – the property is brimming with vintage items.
However, the photos and online video tour make it clear the property hasn’t been touched in decades, there are multiple signs of water ingress and as the auctioneer states in their details ‘The property requires complete modernisation.’ Due to the condition of the property, they will also not be undertaking any viewings internally.
Toby Limbrick, director of Network Auctions, said, ‘This is a property absolutely bursting with charm and character. It’s a generous sized house with three reception rooms and four bedrooms over three floors. It clearly hasn’t been maintained over the years, but it’s one of those rare finds on the market which we know will appeal to those looking for a chance to bring the past into the present.’
‘This is an attractive period property, set back from the road, offering off street car parking and a large garden to the rear. We believe when the property has been renovated it could be worth in the region of £425,000.’
210 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6DE will be sold by Network Auctions in their online auction on 28th April. For more information www.networkauctions.co.uk
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