Century 21 Liverpool is delighted to present a rare opportunity to acquire a fantastic and unique 27 room Victorian property in a much sought after sea view location overlooking Crosby Beach and Antony Gormley’s famous Another Place – 100 cast iron men in his likeness.
This impressive, one of a kind, Grade II listed building boasts many original features including a magnificent dome and galleried oak staircase, large gardens and has featured in several period dramas such as The Forsyte Saga and Island at War. More recently the May 2019 release of the film Tolkien (author of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings) used the house extensively for many scenes during production.
Situated as the centre piece of Beach Lawn, these mid to late 19th Century large houses with attached verandahs, form part of a row of 15 interestingly varied but harmonious style houses which have been listed in Joseph Sharples Pesvners guide to Liverpool as the most striking example of Italiante architecture in England.
The property features white-painted stucco, a slate church style roof, stuccoed chimney; and a cast-iron verandah. All the corbels were restored in fibre glass. Almost all windows are original oak, and draught proofed with a Ventrolla system where required.
With amazing views across formal parks to the Mersey Estuary as it joins the Irish Sea, this unique family home is for the discerning buyer. It has been lived in by one family for 20 years and restored to respect its many fascinating and beautiful Victorian features.
This spacious property lies within easy reach of a range of local shops in Waterloo and Crosby Village. It is only a 15 minute drive to motorway links, and 5 miles from Liverpool City Centre. It further benefits from falling within the catchment area of a selection of excellent local primary and secondary schools, both state and public.
The property has retained almost all its period features and briefly comprises; four floors including a basement, original fireplaces, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, dining room. There are also 3 staircases. Externally, the generously sized rear garden is laid to lawn, with mature shrubbery and trees and provides access to an original Victorian motor house to the rear of the garden and road access. To the front is a paved patio area with mature shrubbery and circular driveway.
The property was constructed by the renowned architect Mr James Francis Doyle for James Barrow, one of the Victorian merchant princes. Other buildings by Mr Doyle in Liverpool include the Royal Insurance Building and the White Star Building ().
This character filled property is a stunning family home or could be converted into a boutique hotel. It has had previous commercial use. An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all its features.
- Grade II Listed with a magnificent church style stained glass dome surrounded by original paintings with gold leaf
- Highly ornate ceilings in downstairs reception rooms
- Built in 1876
- James Francis Doyle Architecture
- Externally Italianate - internally Victorian Gothic and Renee Mackintosh Aesthetic
- Original Features including oak and marble fireplaces
- Original oak windows
- Ornate cast iron radiators
- Three staircases
- Wooden panelling throughout the reception hall and 2 reception rooms
- Draught Proofed Ventrolla System
- Featured in period dramas
- Used to film Tolkien (release date May 3rd 2019)
- 9 Bedrooms
- Large front driveway
- Gardens and Victorian motor car house to rear with road access
- Sea views
- Vast dry basement area
- Servant staircase leading to all floors
- Very quiet road as no through access
- Excellent Public & State schools in the area
- Potential to convert into Boutique Hotel
- Previously used for commercial use
- No chain
Viewing by appointment only.
Encaustic Victorian tiled floor, marble walls, original stained glass features.
Original Parquet flooring. Magnificent dome providing light to impressive feature staircase. Original working fireplace dated with year property was built (1876).
Original French windows to front, feature restored fireplace, impressive ornate ceiling and radiators, polished pitch pine flooring.
Sash windows to front, feature restored fireplace, highly ornate ceiling with features, mouldings and corbels, ornate radiator, polished pitch pine flooring with parquet edging.
Sash windows overlooking rear garden. Rare white marble fireplace, ornate ceiling coving and radiators, polished pitch pine wooden floor with border.
Reception hall leads to a series of cloaks. Original Victorian tiled floor, door leading to rear garden and back verandah.
Victorian WC, panelled walls.
Original marble fireplace, built in larder unit.
Encaustic Victorian tiled floor throughout kitchen, larder and scullery. Fitted units, distressed mat marble worktop, inset double Belfast and Butler sinks, mixer taps, reclaimed pine fitted units and plate racks, 4 oven gas Aga and commercial standard 5 ring Lacanche gas hob and holding table. Ample scullery with access to private courtyard sitting area. Original walk-in larder.
Impressive staircase and wood panelling throughout.
Sash windows to front aspect with panoramic views over the foreshore, estuary and Welsh hills beyond, original fireplace and cornicing.
Sash windows to front aspect with panoramic views.
Sash windows to front aspect with panoramic views, original fireplace and cornicing.
Sash windows to rear, feature marble fireplace, original cornicing and ornate radiators.
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level W.C, original wood dressing room cupboards.
Sash windows to rear, window seat, ornate cornicing and radiators.
Sash windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens.
Stand-alone cast iron bath, vanity unit with wash basin, low level W.C.
Electric points, plumbing for wm / Dryer
Impressive staircase, wood panelling and feature dome window with additional LED lighting.
Sash windows to front aspect, original fireplace, ornate cornicing and radiator, white washed varnished wooden floor.
Sash windows to front aspect with views.
Sash windows to front, panoramic views, original fireplace and ornate cornicing.
Sash window to rear, garden views, ornate cornicing.
Sash window to rear, garden views, ornate cornicing.
Small kitchenette with facilities.
Bathroom suite, restored Victorian WC.
Additional bedroom with natural light and en-suite.
Spacious family bathroom with carved glass skylight originating from the in-house chapel.
A range of 7 dry rooms, including a wine cellar with at least 2.30m height, ideal for conversion, commercial boiler system.
Mature borders, circular driveway, feature cast-iron verandah
A feature of the property; lawn, mature borders and trees, fruit trees, patio area and Victorian motor house, access to Murat St.