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Worlds of art and history meet within these walls.

Byline: JAYNE HOWARTH Homes Writer

OVERS of history and art could find themselves living in a home once occupied by David Cox, one of Britain's most celebrated landscape artists.

LNow named David Cox Court, the house in Greenfield Road, Harborne, is believed to be one of the oldest houses in the leafy Birmingham suburb, dating back to the 1680s.

The artist, who was born in Deritend in 1783 and was lauded for his spectacular watercolours and oil paintings, lived in the house from 1841 until his death in 1859.

The well-presented three-bedroom property, which carries a blue plaque commemorating Cox's occupancy, is grade II listed and is just a short walk from Harborne High Street.

It has just been reduced in price to PS550,000 - above the current average value of a property in Harborne of PS335,044.

The white-painted house is set back from the road behind mature trees and a driveway that leads to a single, detached garage and lawned area. There's ample space, with three bedrooms, a large reception room and a cellar, totalling 1227.9 sq ft, plus a garden.

The reception hall has character quarry-tiled flooring and leads to both the cellar and to the light and airy lounge (14'8" x 14'2"), which has a feature wooden fire surround set on matching hearth and wood laminate flooring.

A large window with window shutters looks on to the front of the property, while a smaller window, also with shutters, looks to the side.

The breakfast kitchen with wood laminate floor and alcove is spacious at 14'3 x 11'1. It is fitted with a range of white, cottage-style floor and wall-mounted units, matching roll-top worksurface and twin-bowl sink with mixer tap.

There is an integrated fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and a five-ring gas hob with overhead brushed steel hob extractor, plus double oven.

A stable door with inset leaded and stained glass window opens out on to the rear garden, a second window looks out on to the side of the house, while the original window has views of the rear garden.

The first-floor landing, which has stained glass set in a sash window, leads to all three bedrooms.

The front-facing bedroom (12'3 x 10'9) has dual aspect windows, while the master bedroom (10'2" x 9'9") overlooks the rear garden and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with low-level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled splashback.

There is access to the loft from the master bedroom and from the third bedroom (10'7" x 7'3"), which has built-in cupboards.

The modern family bathroom comes with underfloor heating, which is ideal for cold winter mornings. It is fitted with a panelled bath with overhead hand-held mixer shower, shower screen, bidet, low-level flush WC, hand basin on a vanity unit, chrome heated towel rail/radiator, recessed spotlit lighting, wall mirror, floor and wall ceramic tiling, and a stained glass sash window that looks on to the rear garden.

Useful storage space can be found in the cellar (8'6" x 10'11"), as well as in the garage that has double doors and a rear door to the courtyardstyle garden, which has a patio, lawn, rockery and flower beds and a wood gazebo.

The guide price is PS550,000. For more details, call agent Hadleigh on 0121 427 1213.

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Date:Sep 2, 2017
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